Hot Flash Remedies: Q&A
HOT FLASHES ACCOMPANIED BY ANXIETY
06/24/2008: Pam from Sacramento, CA: "I haven't tried any remedies yet, but I wanted to see if anyone out there experiences what I am as I find it very disconcerting. I get hot flashes, but the heat is minor compared to the intense feeling of anxiety/sensation I get preceding the burst of sweat. It starts in my lower back and builds and spreads out culminating in the flash of flushing and sweat. It is so intense it wakes me from a sound sleep. I always get one just as I tried to fall asleep and immediately upon waking. Is this a common experience? Is it part of the hot flash or am I dying?? HA! It is driving me crazy. I feel worn out from it. I have never heard anyone else describe this sensation. Are you out there?"
03/12/2010: Billie from Hollywood, Florida, Usa replies: "I recently stopped using hormone replacement and now get an intense feeling of anxiety/panic right before the hot flash and/or night sweats which also wake me up. I am going back on hormone replacement which will alleviate this problem. When I had my original hot flashes years ago, I did not experience this anxiety."
03/21/2010: Diana from Grand Junction, Co replies: "Google what magnesium does and see if this resonates with you. Also check out Lugol's Iodine
Good luck Diana"
06/12/2012: Karen from Berkeley, Ca. replies: "Try Estroven. You can purchase it at Cosco or Trader Joes. You must take one pill every day and do not skip a day. I have now been taking it for 30 days and my Hot flashes are down 95%. I am not kidding you. I use to " go off " multipe times during the day and at least 6-7 times at night. So I have not had much sleep in the last year.
I gave my sister a pack, she has been on it for 10-12 days now and her flashes have decreased 60%.
Remember you cannot miss a day, it's really important to keep it in your system.
Good Luck, KAREN"