Hot flashes...and meds?
- 1 Nov 2011 by Jillynnie
- 19 August 2013
- suboxone, menopausal disorders, hysterectomy, hot flashes
Just a quick question to my female friends and any male friends that may know about menopause..
I had my hysterectomy last November and since then only suffered a few hot flashes. Now, just in the past week, I have been experiencing them again and they seem to be increasing in frequency and intensity. My medication has not changed in the last 8 weeks, except for I have tapered down to 3mg of my sub intake. That is the only change I have made that I can think of.
Does anyone have any ideas what this may be?
Thanks for your time!
Yes I would like to raise my hand ,just based on my experience.it
certainly could be the tapering.I myself had early meno and it was very similar to my recent tapering.just in case I would wait for the"big guns" to weigh in because it could be many other things.once,I had very bad "wring me out"just from u.t.i..please check with dr. And relax if you can?c. hows your day going good I hope
The AMA agrees that a woman can have 2 menopauses. The first is caused by surgery. Then her body goes through the real menopause that she would've had if she didn't have surgery-This one is sometimes called false menopause-because back when the dinosaurs roamed, many doctors refused to believe this. Just go in to your doctor-PA-and let them know what's happening. you aren't the first woman to go through this, and you won't be the last. If yourm doctor won't help U, then go to one that will help you. There are still some doctors that feel that menopause is all in the mind, so find some help-
Well I have good news and bad news. Taking into account that this is just my experience, almost the exact thing you are describing is what happened to me after my hysterectomy. It was well over a year before I started experiencing really bad hot flashes. I'm like your friend - my face and neck get beet red and I sweat from the chest up. Mine are especially bad at night. First I'm burning up, so I throw the covers off then I'm wet from sweating so I get cold and have to cover back up. It can be very miserable. They always wake me up which stinks because I have such a hard time sleeping anyway. I bet you're wondering when I'm going to get to the good news. I've had really good luck with the bio-identical hormones. They can customize the ingredients to exactly what your body needs. You can get this in a topical cream or now they are even putting it in a capsule.
The cream is a hassle and the capsule is easier but the cream works better for me. Any compounding pharmacy can do this for you. Talk to your doctor or in my case ob/gyn. It has made all the difference for me. That was a really long-winded response but I am very enthusiastic about this for obvious reason plus the added bonus of not having to worry about all the problems with synthetic hormones. I don't know much about the subs but this could be worth looking into. Good luck sweetie. Hope you get some relief.
Hi guys - interesting this topic should come up. I havent had a hysterectomy so am going through things much more gradually then you all (and REALLY feel for you guys doing this all of a sudden!). I had really bad hot flashes and night sweats in my late 30's and took a progesterone (topical) cream, black cohosh and evening primrose oil and after about 2 yrs they went away. Now I've only had 2 very light periods in the past year, developed bladder and pelvic floor pain since May and having hot flashes pretty bad the past two months. I'm taking evening primrose oil but can't take the black cohosh (it interacts with something). I'm on a boatload of meds and many changes have been made in the last year.
How do you know what to do about these hot flashes? I'm facing surgery, am a diabetic now, have heart issues, many stinkin' meds - should I even try to put hormones (the bio identical would be the way I would go - oh, did I mention the severe allergies I have? I am getting 6 meds compounded because of allergies so I definitely know where a compounding pharmacy is!). How do you know how long these symptoms will last and what all the hormones will do (good and bad)? I feel like this is uncharted territory for me - I haven't a clue what to do? Any tips? -
As far as the hysterectomy, I had one over 20 yrs. ago and my doctor said I would go into menopause straight away if he removed my ovaries. My ovaries weren't the problem so they weren't removed. Are you at that menopausal age? You can easily be tested. They just look at your hormone levels to determine it. I think the first symptoms I had with menopause was hot flashes. Not just once in a while but on a regular basis.
Thanks for this post; i always wanted to know hysterectomy as i am considering to treat the flashes.
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