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cathyann
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Joined: Jun 2001

has anyone found any remedies for hot flashes?

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lauramarie
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Joined: May 2001

Hello Cathyann.
My regular doctor put me on Clonidine for my hot flashes. I first tried belldonna and phenbarbitol. But developed a reaction to it and the fact that all I wanted to do was sleep. And to keep me sain I take a few vitiams such as, Vit. E, C, Evening prim rose and Black Coch. I found the Clonidine cut the frequency and intensity of the hot flashes by about 50%. Hey that's better than nothing. Good Luck
Laura

jane38
Posts: 137
Joined: Aug 2000

Hello Cathyann, my onco put me on Effexor 25 mg dosage. It's a great antidepressant at 75 mg or above, but at 25 mg it works on the hot flashes. Mine disappeared after a few months. You might ask your doctor about that. Jane

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lauramarie
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Hello Jane....
I have a question. How long have you been on Effexor? and how is your appetite? has is increased or decreased with the Effexor?

jane38
Posts: 137
Joined: Aug 2000

I have been on 75 mg of Effexor about four months now. My appetite varies. I have a lot of gastric reflux which also interferes with my appetite. Basically, I would say it's just about the same. Jane

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lauramarie
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jane thank you for the information...

lorraine
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Joined: Jun 2001

I have found that 800 mg of Vitiamin E helps.

melm
Posts: 105
Joined: Jan 2001

Cathyann -
My doctor perscribed "Megace" or "Megestrol" at 20 mg. daily. Took about 10 days to kick in but has been successful! I was flashing day and night after my 5th treatment. Now I just feel a bit warm from time to time but nothing unbearable.
Good Luck!
Mel in Arkansas

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ssfoine
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Joined: May 2001

I have 2 fans and an air conditioner in my bedroom. Im scared of medication...Im on Harmone Therapy and I havent had a period since March. I think the meds put me in full menopause...

cruf
Posts: 931
Joined: Oct 2000

I've been on Tamoxifen since Oct. 2000. I've had hot flashes on and off since then sometimes worse than others. My period stopped as soon as I started the Tamoxifen but ,lucky me, I just got it again over the weekend. Has anybody elas experienced this? I called my gyno. but of course, she's on vacation but the receptionist wasn't too concerned. Would love to hear other peoples experiences. Cathy

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