Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately, I had a complete hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries, but the hot flashes and sweats have been much worse lately for some reason. You would think that being on the patch would keep things stable, but that is not the case. From what I have read, the natural remedies for menopause don't work with surgical menopause... which is really unfortunate. My dose of my patch was lowered from 1.0 to .5 about 2 years ago, when all the controversy about estrogen was in the news, but nothing else has changed. I just bought a new bottle of vitamin E, but the same brand... nothing else is different. I have no clue why my menopause symptoms have been so bad lately, but it is really intolerable... I leave work soaked to the skin! The headache thing is the newest development.
I can drink caffeine (although I'm not supposed to for my anxiety), and I have tried coffee, with no results. So far the excedrin hasn't helped much, but I'm sitting up, so I guess it's an improvement. I hate to have to go see the doc about this, but I may have to if this keeps up. Seems like it's always something!
Take care, and thanks again for the input.
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