Over 10 years ago I began experiencing frequent hot flashes during work and even more frequent night sweats. I would sleep about 30 minutes before the next one would begin and it felt like my bedding was on fire. I was pretty much opposed to prescription drug based hrt from all of my reading and prefer to stay with natural healing remedies unless I have absolutely no other choice. My doctors weren't schooled in anything except prescription drugs and more than once I walked out of their offices feeling like they weren't listening to me. They had their agenda and didn't care to explore or learn anything new. My sister-in-law told me about a natural bio-identical progesterone cream. I was skeptical but decided it was worth a try. I was one of the lucky ones considering how bad my symptoms were. The very first time I used it was the first night in a long time that I didn't wake up even once with a night sweat. I went all day without a hot flash too. For me it was a miracle in a jar. I have done some reading and have learned that there are some ingredients that you should try to avoid in the cream that you select.