Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday June 13, 2016 - Hot Flashes

I started taking my pills on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm. I took 1 of each pill. Then at 1 am, Sunday morning, before I went to sleep, I took the other two pills.

Before sunrise, I estimate about 5 am, the heat woke me up. I could not believe how hot I was. I kicked off my covers and took off my night gown. I was very hot but not sweating. I turned on the ceiling fan because the breeze helped.

I do not know how long it lasted but I was having a hot flash, after only one day of hormone pills. Now I know what menopausal  woman go through. I was miserable, yet happy that I had joined the club.

Usually, hot flashes are due to a reduction in estrogen. I do not know why I had one because I just started and took an estrogen bill at about 1 am.

So I am going to call my Doctor and mention this to see if any changes need to be made.

I was glad it was at night and not during the day. If I get them during the day, while I am out or at the gym, its going to be a big problem.

Also, I want to make sure there is nothing wrong, either with my medicine or me.

I called Karen and she agreed that it was a hot flash and said, "Welcome to the club".

You may have noticed, I replaced the countdown clock (right column) with a twitter feed. I will use this feed to write daily information about my HRT. As big events occur, I will write a post. But for the day-to-day activity, my daily tweet will get the basic information out. You can follow me on twitter or just check back the new feed.

This blog will not be an HRT only blog. I will be getting back to other issues, probably tomorrow. The Twitter feed will keep you up to date everyday.

It was just this start of HRT consumed my life these last 4/5 days. It was such a life changing event.


  1. Shortly after I had the orchiectomy on April 26, the hot flashes started and they were horrible. I was up to as many as 10-20 a day and they were day and night. I've noticed now that I'm 12 days into estrogen they have reduced to 1 or two a day and I've had one day with none. Yours were probably triggered by the sudden drop in T and hopefully the E will stop them quickly.

  2. Thank you for your comment. You are right, it was mt T that probably dropped. I did not think of that.