hot flashes come and go?

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Registered: 08-23-1997
hot flashes come and go?
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 12:13pm

Do any of you find that your hot flashes come and go? I seem to have mine for weeks at a time, somtimes really bad with night sweats waking me 6-7 times a night. Then I will go weeks without a single hot flash. That is why I am reluctant to take anything for them because they tend to go away. Right now I'm taking evening primrose oil and I'm not sure if they went away as a result of the oil or it's just that I'm having a non-hot flash period.

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Registered: 02-12-2014
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 2:04pm

Hello, Yes, same thing used to happen to me.  Just when you think they are over, they come back.  I used to keep turning my pillow over it was always cooler on the other side.  Bit of relief for a few minutes.  

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 9:50am

I do believe that is the way of the hot flash!  I have never known anyone who would have said that they had them "all the time".  Often a hot flash will be triggered by stress, but not always.  You might want to visit the 'Hot Flash' page at our Menopause Oasis to read up them and what we (collectively!) have found to help! I do know one woman who used Remifemin (black cohosh) and swore by it!

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