Night sweats!!!! Arghhh!!!

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Hi ladies

Had vaginal hysterectomy last August and am feeling great... Until bedtime.

I have read that black cohosh tablets can help with hot flushes, they seem to be so frequent and intense since I had my op bit reluctant as have read the side effects, and also not sure how long you can take them for.

Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what are you doing for it if anything????

I wasn't keen on HRT as some say they have had to try many before finding one that suits them. Any advice great fully received.... Can't deal with working full time and not sleeping at night because of it.

Cheers ladies

Jo

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    Hi Jo I had a vaginal hysterectomy in Feb 2015 and am experiencing the same problems. I would be interested in any replies. I have made an appt with my GP later this week to discuss it with her.
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      Hi

      Thanks for your reply. Will you let me know how you get on at your appointment? Think I may have to visit mine. They are getting progressively worse...

      Jo

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    i had a total abdominal hysterectomy and BSO at end of Jan 2016,i am currently experiencing hot flushes at night and not sleeping.I didnt really want to go down the HRT route,but i fear i may have to.Seeing my gp this thursday regarding this.Currently i am taking Menoforce which is a natural remedy containing Sage for night sweats{Holland and Barret}and basically it isnt working for me....
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    I tried hrt in the gel but it didn't help so now I'm trying menopace plus which you can buy in the supermarkets on the shelf I see somebody on here talking about it so thought I'd give it ago . Lyn x
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    hi there Jo, i was exactly the same before my hysterectomy i suffered night sweats for about 12 months, then i cut out caffeine and followed a healthy eating plan and now after my op there greatly improved, i still get them but not half as bad as i did, try it see if it helps hun. Oh and i dont have any warm drinks after my evening meal x
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      Thanks Ann Marie.

      Am trying so hard to eat healthily but will definately try to cut down on caffeine. I do only have a cup of tea in the morning, one when I get home from work and one in the evening. I'll try to cut out the evening one. I don't drink coffee at all.

      I just struggle with the broken nights, and find it difficult functioning properly the next day. What I wouldn't give for a whole night!!!

      Thanks for your advice

      Jo X x

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    i know hun take a cool drink to bed and take a couple of parecetamol i tend to sleep better xx
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    Hi Jo. I take black cohosh and my hot flushes and night sweats haven't disappeared but have definitely reduced. I haven't suffered any side effects. I hope this helps.
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      Ho Caroline

      Yes I think I will check first even though he told me that there were many herbal remedies I could try, he didn't really seem concerned that some may not be suitable.

      I'm not worried about the HRT, more that I get a low dose one that suits me. I've suffered since before my op last August with hot flushes but the night time ones are now really affecting my work as I'm not sleeping so I definately need to do something.

      Thank you

      Jo

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      Hi Jo.

      I've only been taking them for 3 weeks and apparently it takes that long for them to start working, so maybe it will get rid of the hot flushes all together soon.

      I came off hrt 3 weeks ago as I didn't feel they were benefiting me. Now I feel so much better, like a fog has lifted from my brain ☺. I take the black cohosh alongside St John's Wort and I haven't felt so good since I had my hysterectomy 2 years ago! I am feeling motivated, have lost half a stone and finally my interest in everything is returning. I'm not sure if there is a time limit for taking them but I'm just going to continue and see how things go.

      Dawn x

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