In March, I stood in front of an FDA advisory committee to speak on the issues of hot flashes. I brought with me stats and charts based on the Hot Flash Survey we conducted on HysterSisters.com with over 4500 respondents.
As I shared my presentation, what the committee didn’t notice was the hot flash I was experiencing. Thankfully, it was a mild hot flash and did not interrupt that moment. I was embarassed but forged on quickly to get the most information in before my three minutes was up.
When I sat down, my face and neck were red and I needed a fan. At least one “night sweat” wakes me up every night. I toss the covers aside for the moment and settle back in for more sleep. Thankfully, my hot flashes are far and few between because I take estrogen. Even at a low dosage, it helps so much to manage my menopause symptoms.
In this month’s issue, we’ve included great information about menopause – hot flashes in particular. Read our April Newsletter – HysterSisters Checking In – April.