how i cured my hotflashes and night sweats
I coughed up $15 membership fee so I could pass this on to you.I've seen and heard this subject come up so often, and when I do I feel driven to let people know what has worked for me.
I'm 54 and my periods are still regular. My hot flashes came on so gradually that they never really bothered me. That is until the dreaded "night sweats". After a few months of soaked lightweight cotton knit night gowns even the daytime hot flashes got to be a pain in the neck.
(This was in midwinter in Maine).
I happened to see one of the network morning shows one day that had a segment with a gynocologist who specialized in menopause. She noticed in her practice that no one seemed to be able to give women much help with their symptoms, so she and her associates starting delving into it.
She said that in most cases the thing that gives the best relief as far as hotflashes went, for most women, was Black Cohosh. I decided to try one of those preparations they advertise on TV that had black Cohosh and some other herbs, etc. I didn't like it. Oh the hot flashes were gone, but I hated the taste of it and I started retaining water more than usual, and you had to take 2 of them every day.
I decided to give regular Black Cohosh a try all by itself and see what happened. The one I happened to pick up was by Spring Valley, but any other brand would do. The capsules I take are 300mg of black cohosh root and 60mg of the black cohosh root extract. It says to take 1 three times a day, but I thought I'd try just 2 a day. Worked great. Then I figured I'd try 1 a day. Still no hot flashes or night sweats. Then I started to forget to take one once in a while and found out that I only needed one of these capsules every 2 days to keep me cool and flash free TOTALLY. I've had none for months except for the 2 times that I forgot to take them for several days. Then I took one and within a few hours I was back on track again.
Please try this. I cannot guarantee that it will work the same way for all of you. Our body chemistries differ from one another.But it certainly can't hurt. I'm one of those people who can't take many of the herbal supplements out there. Usually when I try something after a few days I start getting light headed and I feel a lot of flutterings in my chest, I retain water, etc.,etc.I'll go read the tiny warning on the label " If you suffer any of these symptoms stop taking this immediately!" But I've had no problems whatsoever with the Black Cohosh.