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    I have night sweats all day can anyone help?

    I have night sweats all day can anyone help me?
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    Sandra Milner

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    Hi,

    When I had night sweats my gynaecologist suggested Remifemin , which you can buy at the chemist as it is all natural . It takes a few weeks to work but I found it helped me .  Give it  a try .

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    Tracey Bouchier

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    I tried Remifemin and they did not help me. But now I am on Blackmores Muilt Vit for Women and they seem to work.

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    Marlee Agnew

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    I tried the natural products and in my case, they didn't help and I gave them months to work. I find the only thing is oestroderm patches and I have been using these for years, with no side effects. I don't have any cancer in my genes (that I know of) so I am happy to keep taking this medication, as long as my G.P. is happy.

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    Karen Griffin

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    Hi, I am suffering really badly with hot sweating seems like every 20 minutes, they are really bad and wake me at night and I carry around a damp face washer during the day.  My problem is that because I have a history of DVT's I am unable to take HRT.  I tried Remifirin quite a while ago and gave it months to no avail.  I am now trying Black Cohosh which my GP suggested, I have even increase to two tablets a day but nothing seems to be helping.  Has anyone else had any luck with natural medications.  PS my mood swings are deplorable as well. Karen

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    Tracey Bouchier

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    Hi , I do get hot sweating, but not really bad. And I have a cup of sage tea and that seems to help, you have one cup of sage tea about three times a day.  I hope that is of some help. Tracey.

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    Karen Griffin

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    Thanks Tracey I will try that, I grow my own herbs so that will be good.  Thanks again

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    Christine

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    See my post above about apple cider vinegar, it worked for me!

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    Christine

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    oops see my post BELOW.

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    capricorn

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    Hi, I had terrible hot flushes during the day and the night ones were unbearable, waking up several times a night sweat running off me laying there for the next tow hours until i fell asleep again and only to wake up again in another two hours.I have tried a lot of herbal products the only one that woked for me was Hot flush fix by Ethical Nutrients. Adele

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    Jenny Z

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    I have increased my cardio exercise. This has helped reduce my sweats and all other symptoms. I doubled my cardio and have decreased coffee & alcohol. Just this has decreased my sweats by half (I counted about 16 over a 24hr period). It has reduced my sore joints, depression & most other symptoms. I am still working on the 5kg I put on at the start of my menopause. It has been a tough couple of months since I started but am determined that it will not take over me. I am also seeing a naturopath & he has put me on Ninja Red (concentrated berry juice), magnesium, zinc & B6. These have increased my energy levels. I have also increased my vegetable intake. 

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    Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a leader in women’s health, supported by funding from the Australian Government. We provide trusted and easy-to-understand information to … View Profile

    Simple lifestyle changes such as regular physical activity (try for 30 min. moderate intensity on most days), healthy eating, not smoking and reducing alcohol intake can help many women to control symptoms such as night sweats and hot flushes.
    Many women choose to try complementary medicine approaches such as herbal remedies (which should be prescribed by a qualified naturopath or herbalist with expertise in women's health) or acupuncture, but so far there is very little evidence that really proves any of these are effective. Jean Hailes is involved in a large controlled trial of acupuncture for hot flushes, so we may have more information soon…Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is highly effective and safe for women at menopause, unless you have a specific medical history that puts you at risk (as one other commenter mentioned). Ask your doctor to talk you through possible risks and benefits for you.

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    Christine

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    I too started suffering from this.  I had a small desk fan beside my bed and carried a fan in my handbag for during the day.  I then read about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and hot flushes.  You'll need to google that and check out a few different sites.  I took one tsp (Melrose brand extra strength) with 1/2 a glass or warm water twice a day and they reduced by 95%  Not only did the hot flushes/sweats reduce but my aching joints dissapeared and I have also noticed an increase in my energy levels and I'm more cleared headed than before.  I've been taking it for 3 months now. You need to get the naturally brewed variety from the either the health section of the supermarket or the health shop.  It has to be unfiltered.  I just found this link to testimonials:
    http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/hot_flashes.html 

    Best of luck.  Let us know how you get on, I'd like to hear more from women about apple cider vinegar.

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    Noela Pennington

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    I am new to “The Club” and have been having minor night sweats and only at night - nothing during the day - and they have been really interfering with my sleep; with me only averaging a couple of hours of actual sleep per night (to the point that people are commenting on how tired I look). Thanks for this tip about the apple cider vinegar and water.  I'll give it a go and see what happens.

  • Christine

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    I'd love to hear how it goes for you Dulcies Daughter.  

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    capricorn

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    Yes apple cider vinegar is good for cleansing,but i don't see how it would benefit  menopause symtoms.
    Your diet is so important, the old saying you are what you eat.
    www.FatSickandNearlyDead.com
    You need to cut out soft drinks, chocolate and lollies, coffee and alcohol all the junk food that has no nutrition in them.
    fresh fruit salad and plain yogurt for breakfast.
    make your own fruit and vege juices to drink throughout the day.
    6- 8 glasses of water a day. 2-3 fresh vege and fruit jiuce
    apple, carrot, celery and beetroot the web site fat,sick and nearly dead has lots of recipes or Sandra Cabot has a great book Raw juices can save your life.

    fresh raw salad for lunch, dressing yogurt and honey to sweeten for a dressing.
    dinner - small size of protein fish or chicken for dinner steamed with lots of fresh veges no potatoes, but plenty of coloured veges

    snacks of celery and carrots and cottage cheese
    or fresh fruits - apples, cherries, kiwi fruit, strawberries, bananas, oranges what ever you like

    walking is all you need to do 3-5 times a week 30min to an hour, no need to get into heavy exercise be gentle with yourself and most of all love your self, because you are the most important person because if you are not well and healthy how can you help the rest of your loved ones.
    Adele

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