Last year I started having the worst hot flashes and they were affecting my sleep, my mood and ability to concentrate at times. They would seem to come on about every 45 minutes so they were intense and frequent. I was pretty much still having regular periods but since I was approaching “that age” I knew what was happening. If you are a young woman you will have no reality with this. I know because when I used to hear woman complaining about this I would think how bad can that be? You get a little warm so what? Well maybe that is why they hit me with a vengeance, karma I suppose. After suffering with this for about 2 months (thinking it would just pass) I decided I needed to get at cause over it. If you have ever tried to get ready and can’t get dressed or put on your makeup because you are drenched with sweat or wake up off and on all night throwing the covers off only to be freezing your butt off 20 minutes later then you can relate.
I did not want to go on any kind of hormone pills or patches so I did some research and found a woman who went into early menopause and did very extensive research in this area and developed her own hormone creams. They are very different than the kind you get compounded by the pharmacist or buy in the health food store. On her site, she has all the information you will need to help you come up with your own protocol that will relieve your symptoms. These creams are not just for menopausal woman. Young woman who have heavy periods, severe cramps and “PMS” can also benefit from them as can woman who have long surpassed this landmark in their lives. The bottom line is that when your hormones are out of whack it can cause a myriad of symptoms to everything from anxiety, depression and mental fogginess to name just a few.
The site is www.thehqlprotocol.com When you visit the site, you need to read all the data on it before you start trying to diagnose yourself. She also offers hormone testing that you really need to get so you know where to start. You also need to use the recommended lab.
My own personal experience was that when I first started with the creams I had to use both creams (estrogen and progesterone) 3 x a day for about 3 weeks. My symptoms were about completely gone by the end of the 4th week and now I use both creams 1x a day and have not had a hot flash since. I had tried creams before both compounded from the pharmacy and several different kinds from the health food store but they had no effect. You can read why that was on her site.
Next time I have a hot flash it will likely be because Johnny Depp did just walk into the room!