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Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes

Posted by AngelaC on Jul 25, 2020 8:17 pm

I still am suffering from hot flashes, and they are getting worse.   Sometimes 20 a day!  I have been doing all kinds of searching and asked my doctor yesterday to try oxybutynin (overactive bladder med) as I have read it can reduce hot flashes up to 80%.  She has agreed to a trial.  Because of the lack of estrogen, I am experiencing lots more joint pain and urinary issues. When I have to go, I have to run.  I start next week. Anyone here tried or on this? https://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/oxybutynin-helps-ease-hot-flashes?fbclid=IwAR2MNL6ji2b4a6nSpDLe7nFPUTQy8wwrTanFgZA6uD_zVU0unovrb9LZVgc

Re: Hot Flashes

Posted by Wendy Tea on Jul 25, 2020 10:30 pm

AngelaC‍  I remember how frustrating it was to have hot flashes.  The more I worried about having a flash, the worse it was. I tried not to eat spicy food, nor drink alcohol. I dressed in layers so I could take off a jacket or sweater if I needed to cool down. It is so hard to combat a chemical induced hot flash. Can your medical team give you any help or suggestions? 
Healing takes time and opportunity. Wendy Tea