Night sweats

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Hello I'm 9 years postmenopausal not taking anything no HRT could someone suggest something for the night sweats please 

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    Hello. A friend of mine buys the herb black cohosh. She finds that works and also avoiding spicy foods late evening.
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    Hi Sue 

    oh bless you.. Night sweats arent nice ..

    Black Cohosh may help some, but should be taken with caution and only for a short while with breaks in between.. 

    How much black cohosh should you take?

    For menopausal symptoms, the dose of black cohosh used in studies has been 20-40 milligram tablets of a standardized extract taken twice a day.

    More than 900 milligrams a day of black cohosh is considered an overdose. Directions for taking black cohosh in other forms will vary. Some experts say that no one should take black cohosh for more than six months at a time.

    Can you get black cohosh naturally from foods?

    There are no food sources for black cohosh.

    What are the risks of taking black cohosh?

    Side effects from black cohosh include headaches and upset stomach.

    Side effects usually occur at high doses.

    There have been some people who may have developed liver problems after using black cohosh, the specifics of which are still being investigated.

    Nonetheless, people with pre-existing liver problems, or those taking any other medication/substance that affects the liver, should either avoid black cohosh or check in with their health care provider prior to use.

    Risks. Black cohosh may not be safe for:

    Women who are pregnant (although it is sometimes used to induce labor)

    Women who have -- or have had -- breast cancer or uterine cancer

    Women who have endometriosis

    Children under 18

    People with liver disease, a high risk of stroke or blood clots, or seizure disorders

    People with allergies to aspirin

    i thought about using Black Cohosh years ago but the side effects put me off ..

    good luck

    Jay xx 

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    Hi,  I agree with Jayneejay, I'd be wary using the Black Cohosh.  I tried it and it gave me really bad palpitations!  Hence I stopped it rather rapidly.  I suffer with sweats both during the day and at night and still haven't found anything that helps me.  I've just started using Starflower oil (capsules) and I've been advised these should help regulate my hormones and help with the sweats.  I won't hold my breath though!  I'm prepared to give anything a try at the moment.  It's not pleasant trying to do my job when sweat is pouring down my face and back and through my uniform sad
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