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KALINAhhh

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022 and I am currently on chemo. I'm struggling with hot flashes and it is really affecting my sleep and daily life. Has anyone found a hack to this?

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    • Michele.PatientPower

      73d

      @SnakieBri @SnakieBri @KALINAhhh Please always check with your own oncologist before adding on any supplements

    • Michele.PatientPower

      73d

      No doubt about it, hotflashes are tough to deal with. Allegedly exercise helps cut down on them, but I am unsure it it helped me. Start noticing when they are worse and what yours are triggered by. Some common triggers are sweets, spicy food, alcohol, caffeine and hot (temperature) food. I freeze everyone out in my home at night and figure they can sleep with extra covers! Also installed a ceiling fan in the bedroom and my office. Hope these help out. Always check with your doctor first before adding on any supplements.

    • SnakieBri

      83d

      I did chemo 3 years ago. I also had hot flashes and acupuncture helped me a lot! I know it’s kinda weird right? But trust me it made a huge difference. I went once a week and it reduced the intensity of the hot flashes. I also bumped it up with natural supplements like black cohosh and sage.

      • Michele.PatientPower

        73d

        @SnakieBri @SnakieBri @KALINAhhh Please always check with your own oncologist before adding on any supplements

    • Anita_berg

      84d

      My doctor put me on gabapentin when I started having hot flashes during chemo. It really helped and it even reduced night sweats as well. I also tried to cut down on triggers like caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods. Love and hugs x

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One person mentioned that their doctor put them on gabapentin for hot flashes, and they felt the medicine working almost immediately. Another individual suggested taking Black Kohosh, particularly at night when hot flashes and night sweats are worse. They take 80mg (2 tablets) which can be purchased from Walmart. Additionally, someone else shared that they went back on the pill under the guidance of their ob/gyn, which almost completely stopped their hot flashes.

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