I almost wish I'd been born a man!
I had Graves disease and that was why I was hot. I had my thyroid ablated (killed), had no choice. Now I can discern that I'm having hot flashes and irritable as I can be. I am almost ready to go on synthetic hormones, dangerous as they may be. Wouldn't quality of life be better than quantity. I know that sounds harsh, I am so over this &^%%(&*(&*()(* menopause!!!
Someone else want to vent, rant, or complain, go for it.