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Do you get night sweats and/or flushing?
Are your periods coming or have attained menopause?
Are you on any medications?
Any significant past medical illness or surgery?
I started menopause in 2004 and my doctor says the worst should be over at this
stage. I don't get many night sweats now, earlier on I did. I am taking Red Rice Yeast
which is supposed to be good for high cholestrol, I get this from local health shop.
No significant illness, I do have problems with my liver from time to time but I
think this is due to the fact that I was takling Lipitor for high cholestrol up to last
year but I came off this as my muscles etc were becoming sore and painful. No major
Night time overheating should be investigated for;1) tuberculosis, 2) lymphoma, 3) endocarditis, 4) diabetes, 5) acromegaly, 6) Prinzmetal angina.7) thyroid abnormalities
The following lifestyle changes can help manage troublesome hot flashes for menopausal women:
Avoidance of spicy food;Decreasing caffeine;Alcohol moderation;Lowering thermostat;Rhythmic breathing; andAcupuncture.
Your doctor may prescribe you Gabapentin or clonidine tablet / patch for these symptoms.
Just a word of caution about red yeast rice;
Food and Drug Administration has warned that red yeast rice products could contain a naturally occurring form of the prescription medication known as lovastatin (it may cause muscle pain, as it is statin).
Red yeast rice / Lovastatin may also be responsible for the boy overheating and uncomfortable feeling in the night time.
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