OK, so I’m 46 years old. I was advised I might be perimenopausal back when I turned 40. But I never had any ‘symptoms’ before today.
All day long, I felt as if I was fighting off a cold. Had sinus congestion, and had to blow my nose a couple of times. No biggie there. But, as I was driving home from work, I was stopped at a red light. And my temperature zoomed off the scale. I swear, I must have been burning a 106-degree temp. Perspiration dripped off of me, and my armpits were soaked! I ripped off my jacket, to no avail. My heart was racing, but it only lasted like 60-90 seconds.
I managed to drive home without any incidents, but I wondered what the problem was. I called my doctor when I got home and explained the episode to him. He told me it was most likely a “Hot Flash”.
A “Hot Flash”!! Indeed!
How do ya’ll deal with Hot Flashes? If I’m a good girl and eat lots of yams, can I avoid another occurence of the dreaded “Hot Flash”? Believe me, I don’t want to have another incident. It was the most horrible feeling, and I don’t want to go back there.
For what it’s worth, I’ve been taking Estroven for the past year.