Post-menopausal hot flashes
I'm 67 and still have hot flashes, the worst being night sweats. I stopped HRT after being on them for 9 years. The flashes started again and 7 years later I still can't get a good nights sleep. Desperate for a break, I started a very low dose of estrace and promethium 3 months ago and was able to considerble reduce symptons on this dose, but of course, felt uneasy taking them. My doc (new) has started me of Effexor for the flashes with the intention of slowly reducing the hormones. I am dubious about the Effexor because of reports of difficulty stopping them, possible weight gain, and in fact so far they have not helped. I think the flashes are a bit worse. I still take the HRT. I am in excellent health and all tests are normal. I take no other medications and am slim and fit. But what a mess I'm in now! I have tried absolutely everything. Will I ever get relief?