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Question for the 27 year old ladies

Did any of you try sage for the hot flushes? I've read that it can help - anyone got any experience?
Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

“It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 


  • FireFire Posts: 18,946
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    I didn't have them - I had the opposite thing. Shivering and shaking as though I had a virus or flu  :)
    Just had to put up with it. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • FireFire Posts: 18,946
    edited May 2022
    I'm visualising cool ocean breezes.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,790
    Only tried HRT with great success, but my GP retired and next GP said I had to come off it after 15 yrs. Hot flushes came back, now 70 and still have them but not as bad.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,946
    edited May 2022
    How miserable for you. :/
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 5,118
    Go back and complain, see another GP, nobody should have to suffer HRT has been a godsend to so many women I know. 
    If anyone is interested there’s an excellent programme by Davina McCall on the subject on Channel 4. 
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,508
    I use pet cooling mats on my pillows. Never tried sage and haven't had hrt.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,422
    I use a cooling mat too (@WonkyWomble 's recommendation, thanks :) ) but otherwise just sticking it out. I'll hold off asking for HRT unless it becomes intolerable, because I've a feeling that it's just a delaying tactic and I'd rather get it over with now than later when I might have other health issues to deal with. It's anyone's guess how long it might last and I think I'm still on the lower end of 27 ;). They don't seem as bad now as they did six months ago.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • have been using hrt for nearly a year.couldnt get out of bed without it.aching joints the worst thing.felt about 90.fabulous female young gp. nothing else works.dont waste your davinas 2 documentary .all sorts of info now available.why suffer and put up with it because our mother's did?! men wouldnt
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 5,118
    edited May 2022
    I like to think of it this way, if I had a vitamin deficiency I would improve my diet and take supplements. My fiancé is a type 1 diabetic so he cannot produce insulin, he takes a supplement in the form of insulin injections Menopause means I have a deficiency so I take supplements. Oestrogen is essential to so many aspects of woman’s health, why do without it when I don’t have to? 
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