Kind of off topic but increasing my anxiety still

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   Posted 4/5/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
It's slightly off topic but I am absolutely going crazy with hot flashes.  Does anyone have any cures or know how to relieve them even a little?  I'm not sleeping at night because they are so bad and that is raising my anxiety levels even worse as I am so tired all the day long.  I'm so tired that every little annoyance these days seems to be major.
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   Posted 4/5/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Diane, do you know what is causing the hot flashes?? I always sleep with a fan on (even in winter) beause my anxiety can make me beetroot like in about ten seconds...Is this a menopausal (I really cannot spell!) thing for you (sorry - had to ask)??? I'm not sure, but I think they have meds to help with that..if not menopausal maybe check with doc about signs symptoms and treatments...I know that anxiety can make you sweat...its really annoying! Sorry to be of little help but I'm sure others will post and be more useful xx

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   Posted 4/5/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeh, forgot to mention, perimenopausal / menopausal. Go 180 days without and then a few months with cycle and now am back in the no cycle counting period again.  I just want them to stop so I can sleep.  I've never experienced the sweating physical symptom of anxiety.  I'm just hoping someone may have some advice on something over the counter that I could try to relieve the hot flashes even a little.  I can't do the birth control pill route as my Mom had hormone related breast cancer twice and I am at high risk for that so my doctor will not prescribe the pill to relieve the symptoms.  Thanks for your advice and support nervymeg.
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   Posted 4/6/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   


I, too, am not going to be of much help to you but I can understand how this would increase your anxiety.  Because of other issues, I don't sleep well either and when I have a really bad night, every little thing ends up being a big deal when I'm exhausted.  I would suggest talking with the doctor to see if there is an alternative to the birth control pill that may be helpful to you.  I'm sorry I can't be more helpful, but hopefully someone else can.  Please let us know how you make out with this.

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   Posted 4/6/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Diane, I was lucky enough to have my hysterectomy when they still used short-term HRT, so I can't attest to the effectiveness of any of the natural remedies, but here's a web site that discusses this:

Hope you soon feel better. I know how sleep deprivation can affect one's life.
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   Posted 4/6/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Diane,

do you have a good GYN physician who can help you out here.  I think this may be hormonal and the best thing to do is seek out professioanl guidance.  Take care and I hope your soon doing better.



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