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Posted by: san j, Sunday, March 18, 2012, 11:29pm
Came across this site yesterday. Links within the page.
If you follow its links to relief options, you'll find cool stuff such as special nightwear, cooling pillows, an undersheet fan, bedding, etc. and etc.

http://www.helpfornightsweats.com/night-sweats-relief/

Share your own idea/ tell your story here, too.  :)
Posted by: Spring, Monday, March 19, 2012, 1:40am; Reply: 1
When I had the reaction to Clorox I would get so hot at night I could hardly stand it. My blood pressure would go up along with it. Like 220/90. The strange thing, though, is that I did not sweat, but my body would be really hot. I have to say it was pretty scary. I wondered several times if I was going to have a stroke. No matter what I did, it wouldn't cool down. I would keep cold cloths close by and continually bathe my face and arms. The
cloths would quickly get very hot. Ice packs didn't faze it either. I wish I knew what was going on that caused it and why it happened mostly as night.  ??)
Posted by: san j, Monday, March 19, 2012, 1:53am; Reply: 2
Quoted from Spring
When I had the reaction to Clorox I would get so hot at night I could hardly stand it. My blood pressure would go up along with it. Like 220/90. The strange thing, though, is that I did not sweat, but my body would be really hot. I have to say it was pretty scary. I wondered several times if I was going to have a stroke. No matter what I did, it wouldn't cool down. I would keep cold cloths close by and continually bathe my face and arms. The
cloths would quickly get very hot. Ice packs didn't faze it either. I wish I knew what was going on that caused it and why it happened mostly as night.  ??)


What did the doctors say?
(What had you done? Drunk bleach accidentally?)

Posted by: Spring, Monday, March 19, 2012, 2:17am; Reply: 3
I absorbed it through the skin from using it to do a major cleaning job outside. I was not wearing a mask, either, because I had never had these problems before. The "doctors" were all taken up with the high blood pressure and possible heart problems and refused to treat the Clorox problem. Probably didn't know what to do anyway. After they nearly finished me off with every test under the sun and a starvation diet, they sent me home with blood pressure medication and XANAX, of all things. Wanted me to take Xanax four times a day. I wasn't about to get hooked on that stuff and took a minimal amount of it. The only good that came out of that experience at the hospital and the followup is that I lost twenty pounds.
Posted by: san j, Monday, March 19, 2012, 2:35am; Reply: 4
I'm sorry about your chlorine toxicity, Spring. :-/

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On the topic:

I'm wondering about how people have treated night sweats.
These are associated with all sorts of more chronic and non-toxic medical conditions, a common one being Menopause, as well as other hormonal ones.
Otherwise, just thought I'd share that lovely website.
Posted by: Spring, Monday, March 19, 2012, 3:40am; Reply: 5
Quoted from san j
I'm sorry about your chlorine toxicity, Spring. :-/

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On the topic:

I'm wondering about how people have treated night sweats.
These are associated with all sorts of more chronic and non-toxic medical conditions, a common one being Menopause, as well as other hormonal ones.
Otherwise, just thought I'd share that lovely website.

:D For menopause, I just turned the temp lower whether it was summer or winter. In fact, I hardly needed any heat in the winter! But other people did, of course! I was on all the recommended supplements/creams, too, so I didn't suffer as much as many women I know.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:27pm; Reply: 6
I'll check out your link, San J.  Thanks for posting it.

I am using Emerita Progesterone Cream (from wild Mexican yam) and it has mostly helped my perimenopausal symptoms, including night sweats.  But they come back if I forget to use it religiously.  And alcohol (red wine for me, which I refuse to give up so far) can exacerbate it.  I sometimes have to go to the guest bedroom or keep DH awake from my throwing off the covers, then pulling them back on, several times during the night.  I suppose my night sweats are "hot flashes" that I also have during the day.  I'm not looking forward to a really hot summer, even though I'm thrilled that spring is here.  :-/

San J, have you been through this yourself?  Would love to know your story, too!  :)
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:56pm; Reply: 7
Freshly ground flax seeds were a fast and dependable fix for heat flashes.

Also Fem Balance for a stable long-range solution.

Maca was and still remains a favorite for that issue as well as a wide range of female health needs.
Posted by: deblynn3, Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:57pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from O in Virginia
I'll check out your link, San J.  Thanks for posting it.

I am using Emerita Progesterone Cream (from wild Mexican yam) and it has mostly helped my perimenopausal symptoms, including night sweats.  But they come back if I forget to use it religiously.  And alcohol (red wine for me, which I refuse to give up so far) can exacerbate it.  I sometimes have to go to the guest bedroom or keep DH awake from my throwing off the covers, then pulling them back on, several times during the night.  I suppose my night sweats are "hot flashes" that I also have during the day.  I'm not looking forward to a really hot summer, even though I'm thrilled that spring is here.  :-/

San J, have you been through this yourself?  Would love to know your story, too!  :)


I've learned to sleep in cotton PJs. Keep my feet bare, so I can stick it out from under the covers. I have two pillows I switch when one gets hot so I can use the cooler one.

Dr. D's "Fem Balance has been a great help.
Posted by: D.L., Monday, March 19, 2012, 11:01pm; Reply: 9
Natural Progesterone cream from wild yams, 1/4 tsp. applied on different areas of skin twice a day, straightened everything out for me. Back then I got mine from Dixie Health. That was ten years ago.
Posted by: san j, Monday, March 19, 2012, 11:41pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from Victoria
Freshly ground flax seeds were a fast and dependable fix for heat flashes.

Also Fem Balance for a stable long-range solution.

Maca was and still remains a favorite for that issue as well as a wide range of female health needs.


Victoria:
Were you eating the ground flax seeds every morning?
Wanna tell us more about Maca - how you took/take it, how long you took it, its effects, that sort of thing?

Especially because you're B.  ;)
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 3:32am; Reply: 11
Quoted from san j

Victoria:
Were you eating the ground flax seeds every morning?
Wanna tell us more about Maca - how you took/take it, how long you took it, its effects, that sort of thing?

Especially because you're B.  ;)


Yes, ground flax daily.  It made a very obvious reduction in frequency and intensity of warm flushes.  When I would stop eating them, I quickly noticed an increase.  I still eat the flax, blended in my smoothie.  Love 'em!  I'm now using a delicious sprouted flax by Nutra Sprout.

The effects of Maca have been more subtle, but I just like the way I feel when I'm taking it.  My opinion is that raw Maca, which is commonly sold, is not as easily assimilated as the steamed or glutenized variety.  Lately my HFS doesn't carry any kind except raw, so I switched to a tincture by Herb Pharm.

I feel more like myself when I take it.  Emotions more even, a good healthy libido, more relaxed in my skin.  I take it daily for a few weeks, then skip a couple of weeks.
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 4:58am; Reply: 12
Thanks for those tips, Victoria.  :)
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 9:37pm; Reply: 13
You're welcome, and good luck to you.  :)
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 2:42am; Reply: 14
Victoria,

I just started taking maca powder by MacaMagic in Oregon.  I researched their website and am still digesting the mass amount of information.   I've been taking it for ten days now and the first thing I found was that I had sustained energy throughout the day.  Even if I don't get to sleep until the early hours I can still function during the day.  I feel that finding this has been a godsend and I hope that other women begin to use it for hormonal issues.

One of the things that stands out for me is that Maca is a food and not a supplement as I first thought.
  
I was told by the people I spoke to on the site to heed the practice of taking it for a few weeks then taking a few days off.  It gives the body a chance to assimilate and absorb the corrective measures to increase wellness.

I'm glad I was able to post about this new finding and share what other people have already experienced.


Joy
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 5:05am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Joy
Victoria,
I just started taking maca powder by MacaMagic in Oregon.  I researched their website and am still digesting the mass amount of information.   I've been taking it for ten days now and the first thing I found was that I had sustained energy throughout the day.  Even if I don't get to sleep until the early hours I can still function during the day.  I feel that finding this has been a godsend and I hope that other women begin to use it for hormonal issues.

One of the things that stands out for me is that Maca is a food and not a supplement as I first thought.
  
I was told by the people I spoke to on the site to heed the practice of taking it for a few weeks then taking a few days off.  It gives the body a chance to assimilate and absorb the corrective measures to increase wellness.

Hi Joy,  :)
There is a lot of info to process, isn't there?  That's the brand that the local health food stores carry around here.  
Have you noticed their roasted Macafe powder? Sounds good for a non-coffee drink.
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 3:52pm; Reply: 16
Victoria,

Yes, I did see the Macafe on the website.  I'll keep it in mind as a coffee alternative.  I still have my one cup of coffee in the morning but I'm finding that I usually don't finish it like I used to do.


Joy
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 6:53pm; Reply: 17
the combination of a higher dosage of wild yam and red clover and merely Dong Quai helped me out  :D
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:16pm; Reply: 18
I'm O so this won't help- a lot of my relief has come from eating a lot of butter.  I currently only use the smallest amount of progesterone, something I never thought I would be able to do.
Posted by: jeanb, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:43pm; Reply: 19
No coffee, no alcohol, no warm baths or showers at night.  Keep the house temp at 58 during the night.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Friday, March 23, 2012, 8:58pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from deblynn3


I've learned to sleep in cotton PJs. Keep my feet bare, so I can stick it out from under the covers. I have two pillows I switch when one gets hot so I can use the cooler one.

Dr. D's "Fem Balance has been a great help.


I'll check out the Fem Balance as well.  Thank you!  :)
Posted by: NancyEllen, Friday, March 23, 2012, 9:29pm; Reply: 21
I use Metagenics Estrovera.  The Siberian rhubarb root is the key.  I have no hot flashes or night sweats and mine were pretty severe.
Posted by: deblynn3, Friday, March 23, 2012, 9:30pm; Reply: 22
Protocols say to take for 4 weeks. I was doing well with 4weeks on and 4weeks off. This last time I didn't restart and did well for 2months without, than I started to have hot flashes so restarted for 4weeks I'm off again this month no problems. I will reorder to have on hand but will wait till I have those night sweats before I start up again.

I'm also finding the more physically active I am the fewer hot flashes I have.
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