Top 5 Natural Cures for Hot Flashes

Pregnenolone and DHEA

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Posted by Stonecrop (Cincinnati) on 09/06/2016
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For hot flashes, Pregnenolone 50 mg & DHEA 25 mg


Soy

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Posted by Js (Worcester, Ma) on 12/12/2012

Started drinking 1 glass of soymilk a day for my hot flashes I am in my second week and do not get hot flashes anymore this advice was giving to me by my sister please try and stay with it for a couple of weeks to get it in your sytem and you will see it works. JS

Replied by Mary
(Tx)
03/11/2016

Soy is also full of plant estrogens, which is probably why it works. But too much estrogen is bad for you. Please be careful.


Soy
Posted by Dalene (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 09/19/2009
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Soy milk powder cured my hot flashes. I also tried everything under the sun, but the soy milk poweder was the only sure thing. If I miss one dose, they're back! I take a tablespoon in the morning, with tea or over cereal, doesn't matter. Take another dose in the evening if necessary, works like a charm!!

Replied by Crystal
(Salyersville, Ky, USA)
09/19/2009

Thanks Dalene!! I will for sure get some soy milk powder today,,I pray that it works for me. I hope it taste good.


Soy
Posted by Leanne (Conroe TX) on 03/21/2006
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Hi, Thank you so much for your website, because my whole family is healthier and happier due to the natural remedies that I have found here. I am so very happy that I came across this particular remedy, as you can imagine. It was a bit by accident because I had bought my 16 yr old some protein drinks by Bolthouse Farms because, after reading the ingredients, I was impressed by how natural the product was and it also had added vitamins and minerals. My son is playing sports and growing really fast (6'5") now, so I wanted the best for his body. The drink has soy protein in it, and I had heard that soy was one of the best sources for protein. My husband & I also drink it off and on after working out, and the taste is great (believe me, I don't work for the company even though it may sound like I do!) But one night I decided I would warm a cup of it up and drink it before I went to bed.....so I did, and I have not slept this good in a long time. I have not had one hot flash since that first night of the warm drink, and I am sleeping in a more deep sleep than I have done in years! I then remembered that I had read a few months back that in countries where women do not suffer from hot flashes and other menopause problems, it is because they have a diet high in soy. Then it all made sense to me as to why the before bed soy drink had helped me so much. It did not really help my menopause symptoms till I did the warm drink at night. I don't know if it will help others like it did me, but I am going to keep drinking it! Thank you so much.

Replied by agnes
(kamloops, canada)
05/23/2008
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

One should always be careful when trying soy, that they do not have an allergy to it. I do and 1/4 oz of it can send me to the bathroom for hours, whether it be soy milk, tofu, miso,hydrolyzed soy protein, msg,etc. I also puff up like a blowfish... For a lot of skin problems I use extra virgin coconut oil, for upset stomachs, and dieting. I am just going to try ACV for hot flushes now. I will let you know how it turns out.


Soy
Posted by Rose (New Mexico) on 02/20/2006
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It was getting to the point where I could not enjoy going out to eat or spend any time with my friend due to the sweats that left me wet from from my head, neck, arms and under my breast. It was so uncomfortable that I felt as if I was going to combust from the heat. Only a women can explain the feeling and how awful it makes you feel. A glass of soy milk a day stopped them, and if I did get one it was very, very mild.


Supplements That Trigger Hot Flashes

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Posted by Rw (Southwest Virginia) on 07/13/2020
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Warning!

I was having bad hot flushing (menopausal) that lasted for hours especially in the evening. One day I didn't take the whole foods vitamin c I had been taking and hot flushing was 90% better. So my suggestion is to one by one stop taking your supplements to see if they might be making things worse.


Ted's Remedies

Posted by Cindy (Cochrane, Wi, USA) on 09/17/2009

please i have a question for ted, i have tried to email him at his address but emails have been returned.i would like to know what he thinks causes menopausal hot flashes and what to do about them. i am not having any luck with remedies. love this website tho.

Replied by Crystal
(Salyersville, Ky, USA)
09/18/2009

I am also having a problem with sweating. I take ultram and that is one of the side effects but m sweating s crazy! I look like I have taken a shower from the leas little activity. I sweat profusely just sitting in 80 degree weather. I have lupus and fibro with a host of problems. I have recently (about 3 wks) started the borax and baking soda, magnesium 250 at bedtime. I was already taking vitamin d-3 and sublingual b-12. My RX meds include 2-50 mg ultram morning and night and zanaflex at night. I have been doing oil pulling for about 2 wks but not everyday. After I strted the magnesium about a week ago I have been staing dizzy,,if I try to turn my head it feel all swimmy.

If anyone has any suggestions to the sweating or the dizziness please,,please respond. thanks

Replied by Bigmama
(Nh, Usa)
12/30/2014

hi - the dizziness with the inclusion of mag may have more to do with dehydration... sweating profusely and adding mag without increasing water consumption ....250mg sounds way too low...mag is literaly a lifesaver at optimal levels, but pay attention to your water/fluid consumption ... also mag is not the cure for hot flashes but it sure does help!!! Best of luck!

Replied by Sabita C.
(Middletown, Ri)
12/30/2014

I use 2 capsules of 250 mgs Dong Quai at night and if needed, 1 in the morning. I get noticeable relief with this herb.

Replied by Linda
(Ireland)
06/30/2015

Side effects of taking magnesium is lower blood pressure. I too was using magnesium but transdermal and found my head to swim. I later found out it was due to low blood pressure so I rectified the problem by eating natural salt on my food, licorice and applying rosemary essential oil to my wrists or ankles. Low blood pressure can make you feel really tired and light headed and can be dangerous but doctors won't do anything for it.


Turmeric

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Posted by Vandana (Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India) on 08/05/2006
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i tried taking powder of turmeric -- it has been a great thing for the skin and my menopause symptoms are going smooth. Turmeric is best of all the spices -- good for all the ailments basically inside the body and physically also.

Replied by Maui Nurse
(Maui , Hawaii)
08/24/2010
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Vandana, I agree about Turmeric being an excellent herb. It's being used in Brazil for cancer treatments. I use it when my hayfever allergies flair up. I visited Ahmedbad in 1980 and stayed for 3 mos. I'm sure it has changed a lot. Aloha, Maui Nurse

Replied by Madeline
(Sacramento, Ca)
09/22/2012
1 out of 5 stars

I was taking Turmeric for a very large boil, information from this site that worked incredibly, thank you so much, but I definitely still experienced hot flashes and night sweats the 5 days I was on turmeric. My experience was Nay to turmeric for hot flashes.

Replied by Wendy
(Durham, Nc)
08/05/2014
1 out of 5 stars

I'd have to say nay to turmeric for hot flashes. I take 2 capsules daily to prevent MRSA because I am a nurse. Still, at the age of 46, my hot flashes came on with a vengeance.

I have to say yea to the vitamin E though. After suffering through a few months of sleepless nights, 1000 IU of vitamin E before bed seemed to do the trick on the first night. I'll continue to take it and will check back in if my hot flashes return.


Vitamin E

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Posted by Theresa (Minnesota) on 08/01/2016
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Vitamin E works for me. I'm 51 and started having hot flashes almost 2 years ago. At first ACV worked...about 9 months, it was a beautiful thing....then it stopped. I tried loads of other treatments including GNC's packets (didn't work at all), iodine (worked for 3 weeks and then stopped), soy (kinda worked but not totally) and others that didn't work...then I found Vitamin E through this site. I started with 1000 mg using liquid. I put it in my water bottle and sipped it all day. From a different post a reader said she started having hot flashes again while on Vitamin E and reduced her dosage and that seemed to work. I did this also. After 3 or 4 weeks the hot flashes were starting again so I reduced to a 400 mg gel tablet once a day. It works! I still get an occasional hot flash but nothing like I used to.

One other thing I did was to start drinking filtered water. I spent 2 weeks in Mexico this past winter and my hot flashes went away. At the time I was using a soy powder for hot flashes. When I came home I continued with the soy powder but the hot flashes came back with a vengeance. My kids think I'm nuts to filter our "safe" water but they don't have hot flashes...the filtered water may be psychological, I don't know for sure but it works for me. I would chant magic spells if I thought it would keep the hot flashes away.


Vitamin E
Posted by Rena (Mineral Bluff, Georgia, Usa) on 08/23/2009
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I am a 48 year old woman have recently started having hot flashes and night sweats. I had no idea how uncomfortable they would be, until it finally happened. I could not sleep because of the constant heat coming and going. During the day, I would have at least 5 episodes of them, but at night I would suffer at least 10 episodes, with constant interruption of sleep. I tried the raw apple cider vinegar with no success. So next I tried the vitamin E. All I had in the cabinet was 1000IU so that is what I took. I must say it worked on the first night, and the second night, so I feel safe in saying it really works. I take it at night about an hour before bed, Peace, Rena.

Replied by Madeline
(Jersey Shore, New Jersey)
09/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I used 1000IU of vitamin E and on the first night I noticed a big difference. I have continued and will continue because it work. Vitamin E 1000IU for hot flashes try it.


Vitamin E
Posted by JOYCE (NAMPA, IDAHO) on 02/25/2009
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I AM A 56 YR OLD FEMALE AND BACK WHEN I WAS IN MY 40'S I WAS TAKING HORMONES FOR MY HOT FLASHES AND NIGHT SWEATS. WELL, IT STOPPED WORKING FOR ME SO MY DR TOLD ME TO TRY 1000 UNITS OF PURE VITAMIN E (STANDARDIZED). NOT ONLY DID IT TAKE AWAY THE HOT FLASHES AND NIGHT SWEATS, IT MADE MY SKIN SOFT ALL OVER.YOU MAY WANT TO START WITH HALF THE DOSE AND WORK YOU'RE WAY UP IF YOU HAVE NO RESULTS. VITAMIN E IS GOOD FOR ALL KINDS OF THINGS.ALL I KNOW IS IT WORKED FOR ME AND MADE MY LIFE ALOT BETTER. NOW I TAKE 400 UNITS EVERY OTHER DAY AS A MAINTANCE PROGRAM.YOU CAN APPLY IT TO SORES AND DRY PATCHES ALSO AND THEY HEAL FAST.

Replied by Mary
(Tx)
03/11/2016

Vitamin E is almost always made from soy. Soy makes me depressed. So make sure you are not allergic to vit E or soy before taking.

Soy is also full of plant estrogens, which is probably why it works. Too much estrogen is bad for you. Please be careful.


Vitamin E
Posted by Janie (Hammond, La) on 03/25/2007
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I have taken vitamin E for years to reduce hot flashes. Works wonders.

Replied by Skyblueyez2
(Greenville, Sc)
10/02/2013
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I am 51 years old and have been SUFFERING with hot flashes AND night sweats since April of 2011 NON STOP! Truly I have. I thought I would go stark raving mad, and I kind of lost it a couple of times with my husband, but not REAL bad! Thank God!

But, I haven't slept through the night in over two years, either, and when I do get to sleep & need to get up for any reason, I can pretty much hang it up for the rest of the night!

I did try the ACV with the 'Mother' and took it straight with a honey chaser for about a week! YUK!! It did seem to work, but the last night I took it before bed, I couldn't keep it down... Needless to say, it's even WORSE coming back up! Doesn't really seem possible, but Trust Me!

Didn't really know what to try next, until a friend of my mom's told her that she and her daughter had only ever used 400 IU of Vitamin E daily, and neither of them has had a problem with either the Hot Flashes or the Night Sweats! I bought a bottle 3 days ago - took one softgel with water about a half an hour before dinner so that it would be easier on my tummy to digest. PERFECT SOLUTION FOR ME - AND YOU I PRAY!!

Please don't give up... Believe me, I have tried it all - HRT, over the counter remedies, herbal combinations. THIS WORKS!! YAAAAAAAY!!! I also talked with another girl at my pup's veternarian's office who said she, too used vitamin E 400 IU, and that she also recommended taking it with Vitamin C, 1000 MG once per day of each. At night, for sleep, she said she takes calcium and magnesium, which I had heard of doing before, and said she sleeps like a baby, without any flashes during the day or sweating through her sheets at night!

I'm staying with this and pray that it continues to work! Try it - I'll send up prayers for you all who suffer with these issues as I have for so long! Oh, yeah... I knew I couldn't go back to drinking the ACV, but had already purhased some capsules from my favorite online vitamin store, so I took them last night and this morning along with the Vitamin E and C - it was an AWESOME DAY! Can't say whether it added anything or whether it was a placebo effect, but I will keep trying to take the ACV as long as it doesn't make me sick again! Prayers PLEASE!

Thank you all for sharing all of your stories here on this site - I do feel that you are all Heaven sent!

Warmest wishes for you all!

Skye :-D


Wild Yam

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Posted by Maggie (Pittsburgh, PA) on 10/23/2008
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I have found wild yam is an excellent cure for hot flashes/night sweats..Try it!


Zinc

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Posted by Lj (Tacoma, Wa) on 12/09/2013
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Zinc worked for my hot flashes. I had tried everything: Vit E, Progesterone cream, Herbs, Phytoestrogens, etc. I started using 1 to 2 zinc lozenges, the kind you buy for colds, otc, and I realized my hot flashes were gone. I had them continuosly throughout the day, with cold flashes too. I feel so much better now.


Zinc
Posted by Chris (Troy, Mi) on 08/22/2011
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Four months ago hot flashes started coming in very strongly for me. Based on intuition, I started taking a food based zinc supplement and in 2 days the hot flashes were down about 95%!! It's amazing!