Hot Flashes! Has anyone found anything to actually make them stop? I am 58 and I think I have taken almost every form of supplements, etc. to help with these things. I actually feel great except for the hot flashes. Help!

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6 Answers

  1. ngrubb wrote on :

    I had horrible hot flashes and through a Menopause Clinic, they recommended the CombiPatch. It works like a charm and I’ve not had hot flashes since. I’m 56 until June. I highly recommend it.

  2. BlowMeCool wrote on :

    It can’t make them stop; but, BlowMeCool was designed to help my wife manage her hot flashes in a discreet, elegant fashion. BlowMeCool delivers a soothing stream of air when needed. It is small (operates hidden in the hand) and quiet http://www.blowmecool.com
    Best wishes,

  3. Shihtzumama wrote on :

    I know this question was asked a while ago, but I wanted to add this recommendation for everyone experiencing hot flashes. Lavender essential oil. Wet a cotton ball with the oil, put it in a small pill bottle (or similar) and when you feel a flash coming, open and inhale some oil. It did work for me. You don’t need to saturate the cotton ( too overwhelming ) and inexpensive oil is fine. It did work for me. I wear a mini fan around my neck on a long cord. Not so pretty, but the air sure helps. Walmart $5.

  4. Staness Jonekos wrote on :

    Dr. Pearlstone’s advice is a home run.

    Also, the FDA approved a new product that is a lower dose of an antidepressant first approved 20 years ago (paroxetine, brand name Paxil). The lower dose approved for hot flashes is called Brisdelle. Women who have not found sufficient relief for their moderate or severe hot flashes from lifestyle measures will now have one more option to discuss with their healthcare provider.

    Until now, hormone therapy was the only FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe hot flashes. Some women cannot use hormone therapy for medical reasons or simply prefer not to use it. Brisdelle provides another choice. Although it may not reduce hot flashes as effectively as hormone therapy, it will decrease flashes for most women.

    Remifemin, an estrogen free, natural black cohosh, is an OTC standardized product that many doctors recommend for those with mild to moderate hot flashes. It did not work for me, but I have friends who love it.

    My hot flashes were so bad, hormone therapy was my only option. That said, we are all different, and it is important to discuss your risks, family history and preferences with your healthcare provider.

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    Hope this helps.

  5. AmyCohen wrote on :

    Hi Em,
    Yes, there is a simple, easy remedy – not well known in the U.S. that you can order online and its inexpensive. Its called “womens” essence. It plant based therapy – botanicals. It regulates your hormones. Its about $20 and should make you feel great. I am out of it, but look it up online.

  6. Dr.Pearlstone wrote on :

    In clinical studies products available over the counter have never been shown to be superior to placebo. To relieve hot flashes nothing is as effective as estrogen.I have rarely cared for a patient whose hot flashes did not resolve with the right dose of estrogen. Alternatives to estrogen that are superior to placebo include, effexor, paxil and gabapentin.

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