Post # 1
Okay 40 something ladies, I am sharing my worst nightmare about my wedding which I am afraid will come true, I am standing in front of the church in my pretty dress, next to the man I love most in the world, fanning myself while my face turns beet red and I start to “glow”, excuse me please I am trying to be delicate, when I really want to say I will SWEAT and SWEAT and SWEAT as yet another horrible, hateful, awful hot flash comes on! I am praying they don’t have the heat turned on as my hair will stick to my forehead, makeup will run down my face and sweat will trickle down my back as I am saying “I do” !
Post # 3
I’m a sweater too …except in addition to being 40 and having hot flashes, I also have thyroid disease. We’re having our ceremony at 5 pm (in hopes that it won’t be hot) and that is also part of the reason we’re getting married in September (instead of the middle of summer).
I’m sure you’ll look gorgeous, sweat and all!
Post # 4
Oh I hope that it is a nice cool autumn evening for you, thats why I chose March, for the exact same reason! Its horrible that you are battling hot flashes and thyroid disease at the same time and I am sure you will look lovely and hopefully sweat free too! We hot flashers have to figure out all the tricks to keep cool!
Post # 5
I think I’ve just started having hot flashes. Not sure. This is also my fear.
Post # 6
I am 40 and just started having hot flashes several months ago. Luckily, those flashes of heat usually occur in the morning (so far). Caitmarae just started a thread a few days back about strategies to keep cool and avoid swet. Check it out:http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/to-all-the-sweaters-of-the-hive-how-did-you-cope-on-your-wedding-day
Post # 7
When I started getting hot flashes, I started doing lots of research (I am a biologist BTW). For me, the natural approach has worked beautifully. I take Omega Fatty Acid supplements and vitamin E and D – all are important for the formation of steroid hormones. Progesterone cream, which is available OTC, does wonders. Rub a dime size glob on an area with realitively thin skin, like inner thigh, arm, etc. I also take DHEA (available at vitacost.com), 50 mg. time-released (very important that it is time released) which helps the adrendal glands take up the slack.
I have not had a period for two years now and my little protocol has worked wonders for the past 4 years. Everyone of my friends with menopausal symptoms that has used my protocol has thanked me. None of us would every take Premarian because of the cruel treatment of female horses for the production of the drug.