After 4 rounds of CMF chemo, my periods have stopped. The last one was July 10. I have started with what seem to be hot flashes in the middle of the night only, so far. I have not had any sweating, just an overheated feeling that wakes me up one or more times each night for the last week. I'm having difficulty sleeping and having bizarre dreams. After the flash (if that's what it is), I get cold but not clammy. I've not had any depression since I was diagnosed back in early April but I seem to feel that way now. I just started radiation last week (coincidentally when this all started too). I am not productive at work and have to force myself to do things in the evening- I'd rather go to bed. I have young children and don't want to miss spending time with them. Does anyone have any advice for me? Are these hot flashes or a precursor? How come I don't get any during the day or get the sweats? Is it just that I'm "warming up" (pun intended) for more intense ones? I'm 45 years old and although I knew menopause was not far away, I resent that I have to go through this early and during everything else. When I finish my round of 30 rads, I have 4 more CMF treatments.