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Hot flashes still after all these years. Hot flashes still after all these years.

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Unread 09-17-2021, 08:06 PM
Hot flashes still after all these years.

So here is a little background information about me. I started having hot flashes when I was 40 years old. Had my hormones tested many times, always came back normatl. I had a hysterectomy at age 46 but I kept my ovaries. (that was in 2003). A couple of years later my doctor tested my hormone level and stated that I was in menopause. I still was having hot flashes. My family doctor didn't believe in HRT due to a big study that had been published. All she would offer me was an antidepressant but I was already on it. Finally around age 55 (so far 15 years of hot flashes) they disappeared. Well now I just turned 65 and guess what, The hot flashes are back. What gives? And what are my options.... from what I have read, it is too many years post menopause to start HRT. I have tried all sorts of herbal formulas, but nothing works. Is there any hope to get rid of these hot flashes? Has this happened to others or am I an abnormality? Is there any options?
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Unread 09-26-2021, 10:47 AM
Re: Hot flashes still after all these years.

Hello Levanah.
My surgery was Oct. 12, 2012. Kept 1 ovary and that was it. Didn't have hot flashes and night sweats until 2016-2017. Tried whatever "natural" was available, i.e. black cohosh, soy, progesterone, cbd and others. Not HRT though. Some were effective, at least mildly or for a while, and other things weren't (for me anyways). But the last year or so the flashes and sweats have been a thorough pain in the ***. I am not interested in HRT mainly due to a fear of breast cancer. Right or wrong, that is my reason. Anyway, in near the end of August of this year my husband and I drove 5 hours to a legal state and bought me some weed to try. Never did it before and I am 57 years old. But those hot flashes can make us desperate. So far I can tell you that smoking a puff or 2 at the most (bought some pre-rolls) stops the hot flashes for me. So does 1/4 of a gummy. I can tell when it is wearing off because the flashes start again. I am WAY too busy to go around being high all the time so the smallest level of cannabis to be effective is as far as I am willing to go. If I get too buzzy I take some cbd tincture to knock it down. I am still experimenting with the dosing and I understand there are different amounts of THC levels to these things but 5 hours one way was enough for me so we bought a variety to try. I realize I could buy it where I live illegally but legal weed is lab tested for purity. I see you are in Canada so it is legal there anyway.
p.s. The first night I took 5 puffs (was also dealing with horrid insomnia). WAYYYY to much. Now it is one or two puffs tops. Gummies are easier. First time took a whole one and again WAYYYY too much. So go small and slow if you are a nubie like me. Also I don't do it everyday, only when it gets to be over the top. So for reference, this is September 26 (been about 5-6 weeks) and I have used about 1 and a half pre-rolls and 2 gummies.
Best of luck and I will be thinking of you.


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