• hot flashes

    Asked by pressinfwd on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    hot flashes


    Does anyone suffer from hot flashes during chemo treatment? If so, is there anything I can do to reduce them. I read something about avoiding spicy food, caffeine and too much sugar, all of which I'm trying. If there are any other suggestions, please post.


    4 Answers from the Community

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    • Julie99's Avatar

      I was put on Effexor for panic attacks I had right after diagnosis. I heard those help with hot flashes as well, which is great for me I still have some, but not as bad as I hear about. They are pretty quick and although I'm sweating, I'm not soaked to the point of needing a shower.
      GOOD LUCK!

      over 4 years ago
    • jptucker's Avatar

      I bought a cooling cap for $5 on Amazon. It's a doo rag you soak in water, ring out and wear on your head. It works great on the hot flashes and it light weight and comfortable.

      over 4 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      Oh yes!! dreadful hot flashes!!... I tried doing all that also. I don't think much can do about it though. I personally took (herb) Flash Ease which did reduce it some.

      over 4 years ago
    • Tallgrass69's Avatar

      Being naked and keeping the a/c and fans on high

      over 4 years ago

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