Hot Flashes continue and seem to be intensifying
(Santa Barbara, CA USA)
Hello, I have a question about hot flashes. I am 54 and I haven't had my period for 3 cycles now and I have been hit with hot flashes since shortly after my last period. Prior to finding this website I was trying Maca root and it didn't help a bit. Once I found this website I purchased NatPro and started applying 400 mg each day for a week- finding no relief I have upped it to 500 mg a day for another week and still no relief. My hot flashes are quite frequent most days and more so in evenings and I wake up at the end of each 90 minute sleep cycle with night sweats. The worst part is sometimes I can't fall back asleep as each time I start to doze off I get another one. They seem to be getting more intense and my heart is racing and I feel pressure in my head. I'm at my wits end..I don't know how women deal with this! At first I understood that it should only take 4-5 days of 400-600mg per day to diminish them by 80% and then read it could take up to 6 months. Which is correct? and how do I know if I should keep upping the amount and to how much? (I'm getting a mild hot flash as I type this!) I am grateful for this website, it is so chock full of helpful information that isn't to be found elsewhere!