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Hot flashes

I am 64 yrs old, had total hysterectomy due to endometrio cancer in October 2012. Hot flashes and night sweats big time now. Tried estrogen patches ,did not work. Could thyroid issues need addressing? Scared to use anything connected to estrogen since that was my cause to cancer. Please help. So over these flashes and night sweats!!!!!!
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Hi,
How are you? Hot flushes can be  attributed to menopause as well as from  treatment for cancer. For many people, hot flushes gradually get better over several months but for some, these may last as long as they are having treatment and tend to happen less often over time.Aside from avoiding caffeine, cutting down alcohol and wearing light clothing, some prescription medications may help. Talk to your doctor about this prior to taking any medicine  for proper management. Cognitive behavior as well as alternative management such as acupuncture may also help. Take care and do keep us posted.
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