Posted 04 December 2005 - 02:43 AM
Yes, the mystery of the suddenly arriving hot flash!! Although hot flashes are triggered by the hypothalamus in the brain (which controls body temperature amongst other things), there does seem to be a link with a downward change or imbalance of reproductive hormones as well. Looks like Tanya's sudden stop has triggered this. Whilst I take my estrogen dose daily, I don't have any hot flashes. Every three months now I add a progestin to my cycle for 14 days as well, and although my estrogen dose is still the same, for some reason I start 'flashing' when on the combo. I figure the equilibrium has again been altered and my body is letting me know! Weird!
I guess those in pre-puberty and then the other end of the spectrum, well post-menopausal, would be relieved from this as reproductive hormones are no longer called into play in the body....and just a low, baseline level exists. (That's how I think
Poor Tanya! At least it's winter where you are now. Wish her the best for me with her appointment with Dr Heard! Good luck to you both.
-Primary amenorrhea due to chromosomal defect ..diagnosed@ tender age of 16
-On bcps/hrt for 30+ years!!! (Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!)....and still doing fine!
-Current HRT is 2mg oral estradiol daily and then Duphaston for 12 days every 3 months, for a quarterly bleed.
-Happily (most of the time!) married to the same great guy for countless years (Yikes!!)...but no family, even though we've tried DE/IVF 4 times!
-Am living a great, healthy, fulfilling life despite my diagnosis...with great companions along the way!....(Tinman! Scarecrow! Where are you?)
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!" ...Dorothy, Wizard of Oz