Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Is it Hot in Here, Or Is It Just Me?

I turned 50 a couple of weeks ago and hoo-ee! Hot flashes are just not fun. You wake up in the middle of the night before one hits, then you endure it for a minute or so.

At this point, you've peeled off the covers to get cool, but the sweat (not perspiration, or even a little glistening power - - we're talking SWEAT here) is now covering your skin and you get cold. Then you throw the covers back on and you get the picture. Hot and a cold repeat, one, two. Hot and a cold and repeat, one, two. sigh

It's like a fire inside you. Have I mentioned I'm ready for fall? Have I mentioned I'm ready for an ice storm? Oh yeah. The weather has been the biggest blessing this week, though.

I'd sure appreciate your comments if you've gone through this...or your mom or grandmom and what they did. I tried Black Cohosh, but can't take that stuff 3 times a day. I can barely remember to take meds one time a day. Thank you, girlfriends.

There's a fire within...


Suzanne said...

LOL...I feel your pain.

I take a natural progesterone prescription and that seems to help. At least I don't have hot flashes as often when I'm taking it.

not-so-deep Denise said...

I have some yam cream that you can have.....

I loved someone who told me that they were at their private place on the beach.