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Ladies - Menopause and TX ?

Suffering form overheating (see prior post) and am wondering if this could be a combo of tx sx AND menopause?

Was perimenopausal before my first tx 5 years ago and, even tho I didn't clear, once off tx my periods became more regular for a short while.  Then I started having whole body hot flushes and very irregular cycles again.  I was taking natural progesterone prior to this tx and that really levelled out the hot flushes.  

This time, due to being in a trial, I had to discontinue the progesterone.  I haven't had a period since starting tx. Now I have started overheating and wonder if it could be linked to menopause.

The sense of overheating is very different from the one I was having prior to tx but I'm curious to know if anyone else experienced this.  

It is definitely related to sunrise and sunset, all good during the dark hours.  Maybe I am just transforming into a vampire?

Ladies, any thoughts, comments, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Epi :)
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626299 tn?1316711493
I can tell you tx can mess with your cycle. I had not had one for a year and 10 months. The hot flashes had finally gone away. Then I started treatment on a Friday and by Tuesday I had a cycle and the hot flashes were back.  I found chewing or sucking on ice kept that feeling of heat rolling up my chest and into the top of my forehead at a bearable level. ...Well all except that time I ran down the hall naked at work becuase the heat was to intense! .... ;-) Just joking.  
288609 tn?1240100356
I suffered from hot flashes for years and finally my mother talked me into going on a low dose estrogen and they went away the next day. I was planning on taking it through out the TX just to have one less misery. The last 2 weeks or so I have noticed some night sweats coming back on but who knows what is the meds and whats menopause.
547836 tn?1302836432
no menopause here.  just super heavy ones and i feel like i can't go to school but i still do bc missing school for a period is just not worth it.  timing is usually regular except for exam times.  

not really sure what hot flashes are.  but i do get these sudden 'panic attack' like symptoms where my eyes just get blurry and my stomach sinks and i have trouble breathing.  does this sound like hot flashes?  i solve it by taking a break from what i'm doing and sitting and drinking plenty of water. or taking an anti dizziness pill.  

good luck!
Avatar universal
Jeez, what next?  Like tx isn't enough...

It certainly sounds like the Big M...thankfully, I'm well past that.

I can tell you that hormonal tx are potentially creating more harm than good.  I made it thru the flashes with an herbal suppliment of black cohash..it worked great!  However, I don't think you're supposed to take in any herbs while on tx..I had 2 drs. tell me, "No herbs."

I feel terrible for you.  this just confirms that life it not fair.
548668 tn?1394190822
I'm feeling the heat more than I ever used to (and I'm post tx by 6 weeks).   My blood pressure is still on the lowish side rather than normal and I wondered if that may have anything to do with it.    I used to be able to handle the hotest hotest summer;  but not this year!!  
9648 tn?1290094807
lalapple--hot flashes feel more like a niacin rush to me (a surge of heat that runs through my body). what you described sounds more like a panic attack (more adrenalin based).

PegOnPeg--black cohash is one of those herbs that's got liver warnings.
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