Black Cohosh/Dong Quai/Soy/Hot Flashes..Need Actual Experiences
I am 54...and have been suffering from extreme hot flashes. Doctor won't prescribe HRT..cancer risk. He did give me Evista but it contributes to hot flashes but is good to prevent osteoporosis. I am very healthy otherwise with no other medical problems or major surgeries. It has been suggested that I try Black Cohosh, Dong Quia and also soy products. What about Soy Shakes...are they pleasant to drink? I went to the health food store today and the manager was very busy. I was not able to ask questions due to the shortness of time left on my lunch break.
I need responses from those who have tried these products or know of someone who did and their exeperiences. Did it help or not? How do you determine the proper dosage? How immediate do you see results?
Any other suggestions regarding minimizing these hot flashes would be appreciated. I am miserable.