At my wits end

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hi I have had hot flushes day and night for the last 9 years, had no sleep in 9 years either as the hot flushes wake me up. I have spent hundreds of pounds on herbal remedys but none work. I cannot have hrt as my dad died of breast cancer at the age of 58 so doctor won't put me on it. Is there anyone out there who could help me in any way thanks.

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    Hello Nanna sue you've come to the right place. Everyone here is so supportive and can help you more than I can. Just wanted to reassure you that you're not alone. 
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    Sorry about your dad ,we forget men can get breast cancer,have you tried Melatonin for sleeping ,they say that's good ,as for the flushes I'm not sure ,I've been lucky with them ,hardly noticeable ,but I do drink lots of water,maybe that's been my benifit ,can't say ,plenty will have advice to try ,were all different in its ways to menopause .Its  a female nightmare it just don't know when to quit ,hormones running riot ,as yove probably seen by reading the postings .Good Luck 
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      If you live in the UK Melatonin is only available on prescription. Places like USA sell it over the counter. When I was on holiday in Mexico about 10 years ago I bought it there over the counter.
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      You get it over the counter ,ask our Dr ,maybe get it on prescription if they work ,lots I know with tinnitus use it as tinnitus sufferers have sleeping problems ,got nothing to loose give them a try .No thanks needed  just want you to get good sleep in .wearing it has to be don't put you in good space for the next day .x 
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    Just checked Melatonin is only available on prescription in the UK.
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      Think it's off the prescription list as lots been using it safely  think you can now buy it from Boots and Holland and Barrett .Drs tend to put patients on Citalopram for sleeping issues .Meletonin works far better overall ,as I said ones with tinnitus use it. And they have bad sleeping problems ,I'm one of the lucky tinnitus sufferer I sleep well .
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      Thanks I think a visit to the doctors is needed. With me not sleeping at night I find I cannot function as good in the day, I am up for work at 6.30 am and sometimes I get so fed up with myself I don't really want to go, but I love my job of 29 years.
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      Apparently Cialopram is just the other name for Melatonin. Just asked my brother who is a pharmacist. he said Melatonin is only available on prescription in the UK
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      Speak to your GP about Melatonin on prescription. He may just agree to that as it adjusts the body clock. Even if he gave you a private prescription it wouldn't be that expensive. 
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    Have you tried valerian ? I also find anti sea sick tablets knock me out for at least seven hours ( sadly they are a one off as not good to take all the time) not fun hot ushers just starting my 12 th year of them
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