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Friday, August 22, 2014
76 and still get nightly hot flashes
I am 76 and still get nightly hot flashes (not night sweats) and on occasion I get hot flashes during the day. First I am hot and then I am chilled. It plays heck with my sleep. I am throwing off covers all night long. I get very tired and am sleepy all of the time because of the hot flashes. I have heard that some women have hot flashes all of their lives. There must be something that can be done.
There are some options available other than hormones. I would discuss this with your primary physician.
Cynthia B Evans, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University