To those who have never experienced a night sweat or a hot flash I thought I would try to convey how they feel in this Q&A. Beware, I think Hot Flashes and Night Sweats have nasty replies.
Haralee: A Hot Flash feels to me like a tiny bit of foreboding, maybe a bit of nausea followed by sweat breaking out on my forehead and chest like I just finished a workout.
Hot Flash: Foreboding, nausea? You are such a drama queen! Yes I spike your internal thermostat, get used to it!
Haralee: My Hot Flashes can be so intense that I carry a fan and shower and change clothes several times a day.
Hot Flash: So what is the big deal? I am keeping you clean, wearing all your clothes and sporting a fashion accessory.
Haralee: I found some Chinese herbs that help reduce the intensity and frequency of my hot flashes. Since I had estrogen positive breast cancer, I can’t take any hormones, bio-identical or even plant estrogens.
Hot Flash: Whah-Whah
Haralee: My Night Sweats are so severe they will wake me up several times a night. Before I started wearing the sleepwear from my company, I was going through sheets, nightgowns and pajamas nightly!
Night Sweats: Lullabies are for babies. You are such a whiner!
Haralee: No one sleeps well when you are having night sweats. Covers go up and down and unless you are wearing wicking sleepwear, you end up hot, wet and then freezing.
Night Sweats: Sleep is so over rated!
Haralee: Insomnia is also a side effect of menopause. Often after a night sweat wakes me up, I can’t fall back to sleep.
Night Sweats: Whah-Whah
See how nasty they are? Have you anything to add to this dialogue?