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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.