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.
(Maui , Hawaii)
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.
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.
(Jersey Shore, New Jersey)
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.
I have taken vitamin E for years to reduce hot flashes. Works wonders.
I have found wild yam is an excellent cure for hot flashes/night sweats..Try it!
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.
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!