Treatmenthot flushes with clonidine

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Menopause treatment  looking for feedback on use of clonidine for hot flushes. Hoping to hear success stories with oral form. 

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    I tried clonidine and it gave me real bad indigestion it was that bad thought I was having an heart attack when I was on a flight to tenerife it was quiet scary but we are all different hope it works for you x
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      Hi I am not having success with clonidine hot flushes have returned with a vengeance .  I have been taking it for nearly 6 weeks and increased dose to 2 tabs at night. For those who have had success with clonidine how long did it take and at what dosage please? 

       otherwise, I reckon it's back to Livial ! I had great success with it.

      I only changed as the cost of Livial in Australia is getting very expensive currently 59 dollars a pack that lasts 28 days! 

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      Hi jenvy

      I'm not having much luck with livial it was OK to start with but after 2/3 months the night sweats was back I'm still taking them but I'm planning on going to see my GP to see if I can go back to sequel conti x good luck

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      Hi Shirley, what is sequel conti? I have never heard of it? I am interested in case return to livial does not work for me as I have been off it for 6 weeks and previously on it for 10 years! I am now 64. 

      It is a pity that Livial has not worked for you? 

       

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      Hi Jenny,l've been taken off HRT & advised to take Clonidine for hot flushes & night sweats,taken 3 months & dose increased to 3 before symptoms improved. Now taken 8 months....& symptoms back. !!

      I want to return to HRT....BUT as lm 63 Gp doesn't want me to....despite the fact l have osteoporosis.....& with a family history of this,(my Mother shrunk by 5 inches & had hot flushes for everyone )

      Compromised....had bone scan / blood test bone profile & awaiting review

      I don't want to be like my Mother surely medicine has improved ,to stop these problems. Help !!!

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      Hi Joan, thanks for your feedback but 3 months just seems too long to be miserable! So I have gone back to Livial since Tuesday 14 March so hoping I get the good results I had previously ! Fortunately my doctor is encouraging even though I am 64 he believes the jury is out on the evidence so wants to work with me to get me happy again! He gave me the name Jean Hailles as reading material on the web.

      i will keep everyone updated on my progress

      oh never to be Penny wise and pound foolish ever again!!!

       

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      hi Shirley thanks. I have gone back to Livial since Tuesday 14 March so hoping for the good results I had previously. I will keep you updated.

      sometimes changing is not as good an idea as it seemed at the time. 

      I am not sure if you have heard of Jean Hailles I had not but my GP gave me her name to read some of her articles on menopause and treatments.

      i am lucky my GP whilst not discounting previous evidence believes more recent evidence is not conclusive about HRT.

      so willing to work to get me happy again and he is male!!! 

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      Hi

      I'm still not happy on livial night sweats are back god knows when I will see my gynaecologyist as was supposed to be 3 months review it's been 7 months and still waiting I'm feeling OK in myself but if the sweats went I'd be even happier so got an appointment to see my Dr again as when I saw him in January he wouldn't change my hrt so I'm seeing a different Dr who runs a lady clinic and see what he says ...why should we take something that's not working ... good luck keep me informed how you get on x

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      Hi Joan, how are you professing! Happy to report that Livial has started working again for me! Re Started on 14 March and last night and today I have been free of any hot flushes etc etc! 

      Trust that this is beginningand retention of sanity!!! 

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      Hi Shirley, how are you progressing since change of doctor.hope you are onto something that is working!

      i am so happy today as Livial I restarted on 14 March is WORKING!! Yepee! 

       

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