Thanks and night sweats | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Special Needs > Cancer Concerns - GYN


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply

Thanks and night sweats Thanks and night sweats

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 02-19-2003, 08:34 PM
Thanks and night sweats

Thanks you to all of you who responded to my last post. This is a wonderful, supportive website.
I understand now how the diagnostic staging is done. My uterine cancer was a 1C and it was a stage 3, an aggressive cancer. I am starting radiation treatments next Tuesday. I am not doing chemo at this time.
I am 50 years old...isn't it crappy that you not only have to deal with having cancer, but also be submerged into instant menopause? I'm having the night sweats lately. My oncologist prescribed Efferex, which is an anti-depression. I'm not sure I want to deal with the side effects this medication might bring. He does not want to prescribe Estrogen at this time. Any suggestions?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 02-19-2003, 09:06 PM
Thanks and night sweats

Hi Mary!

Yeah, it does stink being thrown into instant menopause. I think I was one of the lucky ones who didn't get thrown in immediately, I didn't start getting the hot flashes or night sweats for a couple months after my surgery.

About the only thing I've found that works okay for me is not wearing socks to sleep. Hard since I've always been most comfy with wearing socks prior to this but now if I try to sleep in them I overheat. That along with layering seem to work ok.

During the really hot months if I couldn't get rid of the night sweats that way, frozen corn or peas work well on the back of the neck. Also, those cooler packs frozen wrapped in a towel placed under your neck work as well.

I hope this helps some. I'm sure the rest of the gals will be along with more ideas and I hope you'll be able to find some relief.

{{Hugs}}

Vicki
  #3  
Unread 02-19-2003, 09:10 PM
Night sweats

Mary, I am 56. I had TAH BSO 13 years ago. Started on Premarin the day after surgery, so didn't experience any menopause symptoms.

I stopped the Premarin suddenly when I got DCIS diagnosis last November and haven't taken any other HRT, etc. since. I did have night sweats regularly for a while and now maybe only occasionally. I don't have the good sound all-through-the-night sleep that I used to, but it is not bad. I haven't had any other menopause symptoms though.

Maybe try going without anything?

Mary D.
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
23 Replies, Last Reply 08-28-2007, Started By bj444
1 Reply, Last Reply 06-29-2007, Started By camlott
22 Replies, Last Reply 06-21-2007, Started By camlott
5 Replies, Last Reply 04-07-2007, Started By adleger
33 Replies, Last Reply 05-20-2005, Started By Maxime
3 Replies, Last Reply 09-10-2004, Started By twisted sister
10 Replies, Last Reply 01-05-2003, Started By VickiA
11 Replies, Last Reply 09-16-2002, Started By margaret321
4 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
9 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
3 Replies, Natural Meno Post Hysterectomy - Kept Ovaries
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
3 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
8 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
6 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
6 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

August 2,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement