I had my SAH in May of 2007. I healed well, kept ovaries.
In the past two weeks, I have had a definite VERY WARM, if not HOT, flash every night, where I have to peel some covers off to get back to normal.
The last few nights - and this morning too - I break out in sweat, especially noticeable on the forehead.
Menopause is NOT a disease. It's like going through another puberty, only with more maturity (ummmm.....well, yeah, ok
This is not huge news...just that I kept my ovaries and that means I get to go through this. My surgeon had wanted to remove them because the average age for North American women to go through menopause is 51.
Well, I am 52, 53 in July. I am really glad I kept my ovaries because 1) I don't go through a SUDDEN menopause, and 2) because research is showing that our ovaries do a lot of good even when they aren't estrogen powerhouses any more.
If there was another forum for this...I missed it. My menopause is not surgically caused, so the one I saw is not the right one.
Anyone else 'getting warm'>