The Beginning Of The Hot Flash And This Hot Weather Isn’t Helping

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seven-dwarves-menopause-funny-cartoonThose who are experiencing the onset of menopause without an of the symptoms are truly lucky because fluctuating hormones are the worst thing. Other than patience wearing thinner, there’s the dreaded hot flashes which can come on any time of the day even when I am just inches away from the fan. All of a sudden, I can feel my entire face warming up and I am sure turning a vivid shade of red. This lasts for a few minutes and no amount of standing in front of the fan can alleviate it.

Lately, I have been drinking a lot of water with ice. I always make sure there’s enough ice in the freezer as it helps cool down my body. The hot flashes occur a few times a day and it can be in the morning, afternoon or night. I can be sitting down, standing up or lying down. In a flash (I guess that’s why it’s called ‘hot flash’) my face is heated up as if I am in a desert and all I want is a cool drink. I haven’t experienced rapid heartbeats though, which I read are another symptom of perimenopause.

Apparently, hot flashes can go on for months or years. I’d hope for months but I’m prepared for years of this intense heat in my face even if I am in a cool environment. It’s just one of the things women have to go through after a certain age. This continuous hot weather isn’t helping. I do wake up more in the middle of the night with night sweats. That’s why I say that women who don’t have any of these symptoms as they go through the perimenopause stage are really lucky.

Time for another cool drink…..

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