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|Fri, 10-05-2012 - 9:10pm|
I used to lurk on this board years ago when I was perimenopausal & found it so helpful esp the oasis information. I'm back because I am so tired of hot flashes & night sweats. I started perimenopause at 43 but my periods didn't stop until I was 51. I have had almost every symptom out there & it has been a difficult time. I'm very different from the rest of the females in my family who really didn't feel menopause was really this difficult. Hormones have never been an option due to a history of breast cancer in our family & I have been watched for years due to problems that thankfully didn't develop into anything serious.
Anyhow, I'm just wondering if anyone has still had hot flashes & night sweats 6 yrs after your period stopped. These are really quite frustrating as I soak my clothes. I had to buy a mattress pad with dual controls as I keep our bedroom at 50 degrees & my poor husband freezes so turns on his mattress even in the middle of summer. I used to be cold & needed the heat up high. Our electrical bill is very high in the summer, lol. My doctor says this too will pass & doesn't seem concerned but it is frustrating. It has been almost 12 yrs since I started with these symptoms.