Hot Flashes & Fluorescent Lighting

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Ok ladies, this is a weird one, i know...but do any of you get hot flashes especially when you are in a store that has florescent lighting? This seems to happen to me everytime i go to a store like Cost Plus World Market, Costco, Marshalls etc & the only common denominator is the lighting - maybe its gods way of saying...Dont shop anymore - hah!

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    im alittle different the florescent lights makes my dizzinesa worse no hot flash but it seems many of us is effected by florescent lights i hate going to Walmart or any store fir that matter. im homebound unless i absolutely have to go out stores florescent lights i dint understand what the connection is to all this hormonal stuff but its just bizarre and ridiculous.

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    I bet the light is sending your brain a signal to readjust your internal thermostat. That coupled with all of the other people and the exertion from shopping those major sales. Shopping is a good source of exercise so you definitely shouldn't stop:)

    I hear having ice water helps. There should be a vest that has pockets for ice packs!

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      marinab - thats a genius idea - i can generally calm a hot flash/flush in the middle of the night just by putting a cold wash cloth on the back of my neck, & forehead and drinking a cold glass of water - it would be ideal to travel with something like that -

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    hey Debra, that usually happens to me. You have to watch the material you wear because it will instigate a hot flash, polyester, spandex, Lycra wool. any mixture of those will do it. And if you’re at Marshall’s or anywhere that carries clothes, if you think of all the clothes beong made of those materials, and the lights on them, it’s like toxic central. and then on top of it people spraying perfumes or spraying other products, it’s all toxins ! That may sound crazy, but it makes sense to me 😉 we just can’t catch a break anywhere, not even shopping !

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