Viola Davis hot flashes

If you are over 45 years old, you may be experiencing hot flashes caused by premenopause or menopause.

Premenoupause is early onset menopause, or premature ovarian failure, usually beginning before age 45.

Viola Davis, 51, recently discussed her experience with hot flashes.

TheΒ How to Get Away with MurderΒ star sat down with late night talk TV host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday.

The Oscar nominated actress described living with the symptoms of menopause.

“Can I just tell you, I had about five hot flashes during the Emmy Awards? So smiling during a hot flash is a hard thing,” she said.

“It’s like someone set you on fire for two minutes,” she replied. “Listen they come in successions sometimes, so as soon as one is over then another one comes. Everyone else is like, ‘It’s freezing! It’s freezing!’ and you have sweat dripping…”

Hot flashes is one of the dreaded symptoms of menopause. But not all hot flashes are caused by menopause.

Hot flashes are believed to be caused by a sudden drop in hormone levels.

Hot flash symptoms include:

  • A sudden feeling of intense heat spreading from your face to your upper body
  • Rapid heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Perspiration, sweating profusely, mostly on your upper body
  • Feeling chilled as the hot flash subsides
  • May cause brief anxiety, depression

  • The sudden drop in hormones, particularly Estrogen, sends a signal to the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates body temperature.

    When your Estrogen drops, the hypothalamus increases production of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and leuteinizing hormone (LH). These hormones regulate your body temperature, sleep, and metabolic rate.

    For some reason, the hypothalamus thinks the body is overheated when it’s not.

    Blood vessels in the skin dilate (widen) to release the excess heat even though the body temperature is normal.

    When the blood vessels dilate, the sudden rush of heat causes the skin to feel hot and sweaty. When the blood vessels close the skin feels cool again.

    Hot flashes can last from seconds to over an hour and from 1 per day to 20 per day.

    Some women experience hot flashes anywhere from 6 months to 15 years.

    There is an entire industry of unregulated pharmacies and soothsayers who claim to cure hot flashes.

    The only real cure is to replace the lost estrogen with natural estrogens through hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

    Most doctors shy away from prescribing HRTs because of the known risk of developing breast cancer.

    If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, you’re at high risk of developing breast cancer on HRTs.

    As someone who is taking hormone replacement myself, HRTs works 100% to relieve hot flashes.

    Once you’re on HRTs you will never feel a hot flash again — as long as you are taking the right dosage and your hormones are balanced.

    The tricky part is finding a doctor in your area who is very experienced with hormone replacement.

    Doctors are supposed to monitor your lab work to make sure the therapy is working. But they don’t.

    Be careful, there are scam artists out there working under the guise of anti-aging clinics.

    Hormone replacement with pellets costs anywhere from $300-$1000 per treatment.

    Hormone replacement patches can be expensive and most are not covered by insurance.

    The cheapest treatment are estrogen pills, capsules or creams. But most doctors won’t prescribe those because they don’t make money off them.

    I had to go to 3 doctors to find one who would prescribe the Vivelle Dot patches for me.

    The Vivelle Dot patches are a lifesaver. Before the patches, I was on the pellets which, for me, were a disaster.

    Yes, the pellets eliminated the hot flashes. But then my hair thinned and fell out in clumps; I had mini flashes, I was nervous, moody and irritable all the time; and my sex drive was non-existent.

    What I discovered was that the pellets do not deliver hormones in measured doses that last for any duration of time.

    Based on your body weight or your level of activity, the hormones in the pellets can run out quickly. Then your symptoms return more aggressively.

    After starting on the patches in 2015, everything returned to normal and I got my life back.

    Some over the counter estrogen preparations are helpful but they don’t prevent hot flashes.

    For those who can’t start hormone replacement therapy for whatever reason, there are still ways to relieve hot flashes — although these methods will not prevent hot flashes.

  • Drink a glass of cool water at the beginning of a hot flash.
  • Drink at least six to eight glasses of water per day.
  • Avoid drinking beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol.
  • Avoid red wine, chocolate, soy sauce, and aged cheeses.
  • Avoid sugar.
  • Avoid eating Tofu or Soy which contains estrogen. For some reason, Tofu and Soy causes hot flashes.
  • Did I mention avoid chocolate and sugar?
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing made of 100% cotton to help absorb perspiration.
  • Dress in layers, so that you can remove some clothing if you suddenly feel hot.
  • Lower your home thermostat to keep your house cool.
  • At work, open a window or use a small portable fan.

  • Regular vigorous exercise release endorphins which may decrease hot flashes.

    This has been your Medical Minute.

    More Info On the Web

    Hot Flashes Causes – Mayo Clinic

    Hot Flashes – Drugs.com

    Hot Flashes – Women Living Naturally

    Causes of Non-Menopausal Hot Flashes – Healthline.com

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    • iWasteTime

      I can’t wait! This monthly shit for 40+ years is for the birds!

    • Blaque Mahogany

      Viola looks radiant in that still up top. Go, girl!

    • Str8tUpMenace

      Been having personal summers since the age of 20.

    • Hill Candy

      Waiting on “Power” post.

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      ????

    • SummerBaby

      Some women experience hot flashes anywhere from 6 months to 15 years.
      ……….
      ?

    • lil goodie

      Awww

    • brooklyn23

      Hot flashes I know of and it sucks ,but not do to menopause (though at first before I find out I thought it was premature menopause) but to low thyroid. I hate having my menstrual but I’m not looking forward to menopause either. I don’t want my poom poom dried up.

    • Blaque Mahogany
    • lil goodie

      So the patches don’t contribute to breast cancer auntie?

    • tintin

      i’m not ready for this. my mom went in to menopause at 43. i really am not ready

    • Blaque Mahogany

      Uhhh there’s a show on TLC called Gypsy Sisters and the producers just let them fight…just go at it until it’s over or broken up by someone else. Wth. I’m so glad they are yt.

    • SummerBaby

      It cracked me up too! She wasn’t lying tho.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      I stopped at you talking bout your sex drive.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      I been going on 20 years. Man.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, you’re at high risk of developing breast cancer on HRTs.
      _________________
      You can have NO family history of breast cancer and get breast cancer from this shyt….HRT
      In my mother’s case you can get breast cancer not once…but twice.
      Its best to suffer the hot flash in this case. Do your homework for real and please listen to the cons.

    • Str8tUpMenace

      *dead* Damn I’m glad I didn’t read nothing but the title. LMAO

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Your mom doing good now?

    • imright

      menopause @45 && women out here having babies at 42,43….gross

    • Buttercup

      You can say it’s for the birds after you fulfill the pregnancy pact. You can’t leave Jr. in this world alone.

    • Django the God

      Ignore the hate, ignore the fake, ignore the funny shii

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Sandra when was this? according to one of the folks here in the garden you went to school with Harriet Tubman. You are not a day younger than 71 according to these blog streets. This means you been done with the change give or take a few years; 25 years ago…no?

    • SummerBaby

      Wait whet?! Why is it gross?

    • Buttercup

      LMBO. She has a point though.

    • imright

      too old!

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Yes. Cancer been in remission since 2003 now. Two time breast cancer survivor, and none of her 4 sisters or any of her surviving aunties then OR now, still havent shown up with it. She still remains the ONLY one.

    • SummerBaby

      K.

    • hottlanta

      I wonder when did TransJenner and Leroy Cox experience hot flashes. Leroy may not have any yet but I am sure TransJenner may have had some hot flashes since he is old enough.

    • Yardgirl

      Preach!! HRT is for them old saltines unwilling to grow old gracefully the way nature deems it. FOH with that poison!!

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      ???? God is good.

    • hottlanta

      I am wondering will anyone buy a book from Cookie Johnson giving marital advice when he stood her up at the altar 3 times before marrying her. Cookie I love ya but no.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      IDK bc Im 39 and bf tryna put a baby in me every chance his ass gets lol. He only has uno. *presses patch on harder* Not no damn hot flash patch either. A birth control one lol

    • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

      BAWWWWAAHHHHHH

    • SummerBaby

      I’m not a fan of marital books, but she has been married 20+ years. #shrug

    • SummerBaby

      Awww we need another blog baby.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      She says now she WISHES it had been more information out here when they KEPT pushing it on her. She is one of the lucky ones. When she had first occurance she was in breast cancer support group. Over half of those ladies reported being on HRT as a cause and many didnt make it sadly πŸ™

    • MystyBlu

      ?????? People need to be educated about what we put into our bodies. Just because a doctor recommends it doesn’t mean it’s best for YOUR health. I’ve had to fight for early mammograms because I have a history of breast cancer (among other cancers) in my family. Also been fighting for meds to regulate my thyroid for YEARS. Doctors don’t know everything, sometimes we know our bodies better than them. And if they make a mistake it could cost our lives. I’m not willing to bet mine without doing my own research and getting a second opinion.

    • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

      @disqus_u2cDTETVQH:disqus – Thought of you while watching the LSU and AUBURN GAME. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/83161a980fbaf27b40f22a5ff927c9ea9fed7182d7e649482f775c38e5a206cb.jpg

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      It was rumors nelly and Miss Jackson were engaged. He said nah, not yet. I think he just love long term relationships. In love with being in love.

    • Sucker Free

      Harriet tubman or Jane Pittman

      ???

    • Sucker Free

      Why? Where u getting this info?

    • Incog-knee-gress

      I had to fight too. Bc of my mom. Yes hers was chem induced but now I have a direct history. Im talking petitioning the insurance and all. My sister got them automatically bc she is 11 years older than me so she was set to start getting them anyway. My youngest sister is 33 and is now goin through the same thing. She has state health insurance tho and her fight is getting ugly bc they DO NOT want to pay for it of course.
      And yes keep a check on your thyroid too boo. Heck no they dont know it all

    • Incog-knee-gress

      all the time.

    • That’s Interesting

      Well…there’s a season for everything. Puberty isn’t comfortable but kids have to experience that too…

    • SummerBaby

      I’m thinking that poster may be a teenager or very early 20’s.

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      This face though. Bwahahahahaha!!!!

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Didnt you just see the poster Summer? Im too old. Lol.

    • Yoni

      Both.

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      I’m going to lay down right here on the floor. I hate chu.

    • SummerBaby

      If we listen to everything posters say. ???

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      I’ve been telling you you’re off schedule. How old is your baby? 11? You’re overdue like 2 years **tries to pull that patch off while giving you a hug**

    • Yoni

      Dubb’s baby will be MY baby, which means you’ll have to go through ME to get to HER. MmmKay? LOL

    • Yardgirl

      Oh no, I did not realize mama got cancer from the HRT!! πŸ™ Dem debil white doctors working with the pharmaceutical companies keep pushing shyte at poor unsuspecting women. Glad mama OK now, God bless her!!

    • Django the God

      Heeey I got a Curry Up Now ad, that’s my shyt!

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Talk to me about this warmed up banana peel trick? ???

    • Yardgirl

      All the time God is good!!

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Lmaooo. Bc I hate both of em equally. Roll tide ROLL FOR ME. I also cackled when FSU lost last Saturday lol

    • lil goodie

      Saywanaw

    • Darkandlovely617?

      Ain’t it depressing?!?

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      DubbCero is coming sooooooonnnnnnnnn.

    • Sucker Free

      ooooook

    • MystyBlu

      Yep I started at 34 with mine. Had to fight for almost a year to get it but my grandmother, two aunts and one first cousin had BC and we have ovarian as well. I’m supposed to get the BRCA test soon and have my mammogram this week. Smdh the thyroid is crazy. Just changed meds and get my levels retested in a couple weeks.
      Make sure your younger sister keeps fighting for it. Does she have ACA or just straight state coverage? I had ACA for my last one and because I’d had onethe year prior in another state they allowed it.

    • Junkanoo

      I forgot How to get Away with Murder new season started this past Thursday, they try to pack too much in each episode makes the show hard to follow ,may have lost interest

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      She should’ve been having the baby during the last round of babies.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Stopped watching.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      She is 11. His daughter is 9. Then we have the occasional outside influence of Dub21 that comes here and corrupts the other two. She came her ass by on Saturday to take the small ones to get their nails done. Im like dont be making the real little one scared. Scaring your own sister is one thing, but daggone let the other little girl live right now lol.

    • Sucker Free

      I’m gonna miss Aunt Flo when she stopped coming by ?

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Is this why you went natural auntie and gave up your freeze curls? The hair loss you spoke of?

    • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

      missed that one

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      chile, NEVER!
      them boi bishes woulda snatched their own wig at the mere hint of a hot flash!
      *removes a layer and turns on portable fan* https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/92889c8c87c494548b7b7556dc6993ecdac82203a0c2510635c6ca9901d5e177.gif
      #TriedInTheFire

    • Buttercup

      It’s time for y’all to have that lil boy.

    • Sucker Free

      stops *

    • Floriduhh Evans

      Viola is 51?! Wow…

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      Say that. It is past time.

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Ha! This blog can be super fertile at times. But I know she’s closed up shop, I just like messing with her.

    • Buttercup

      Le weep

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Agreed.

    • ?Patty Kakes?

      I know how it is I’ve seen my mom go through this

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Yeah, I’m currently trying to get hubby to understand that ship has sailed.

    • MystyBlu

      I’m a year behind you and mine can’t wait til the baby express starts lol I’m old and bitter though so by blog logic my first child will be an old looking baby.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Thats what his long headed self is hollering. Yall should see his damn head. Its as long as I-85. I cant birth that. Imma have to be cut for the first time.

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      She hasn’t completely closed shop. I think she just needs encouragement and support.

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
    • Buttercup

      Ummmm, no ma’am. Violet and Rose could use a little brother, Narcissus.

    • iWasteTime

      still waiting on you!!!
      My girl just had 20 eggs removed, implanted and getting put back in … lol! I’ll just put them in someone else … lmaooo

    • iWasteTime

      girl I’m at 23 years… Fluck this chit!

    • Buttercup

      20? Goodness! You may be waiting on me for a while. I have to find a suitor, get married, then have a baby.

      You have to go forth with our plans without me. LOL

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      I’m not a fan of marital books from people who are a. not married or b. only been married 5 minutes. If you have hung in there 20+ years and still like each other, I might read your book.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Angelina Jolie. Had BRCA gene. Sure did. From her mom and grandma too. She has just straight state coverage. Its about to be a long fight. We done told her dont give up quickly

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Didn’t she get a preventative double mastectomy?

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Ha!

    • Buttercup

      Awww hush up about his head. The Lordt will never put too much on you than you can bear. Plus, you can shape the baby’s head once he’s here. LOL

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
    • Incog-knee-gress

      My shop still technically is open. SAD-LEE

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      Why are you acting like Honey Dip hasn’t been trying to get your pregnant?

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      To me that mean nada. Folks married 40 years miserable. I’ve seen it.

    • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

      GET OUT MY HEAD. Cause I know 70 plus folks that still get FREAKY! I am planning on it. If it feels good DO IT.

      My mother had my sister at 41.

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Ha! No, ma’am Pam! But I’ll be front row and you and Honey Dip’s shower. πŸ™‚

    • Buttercup

      Because he won’t have anymore opportunities to get me pregnant. That ship has sailed πŸ˜‰

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      I know. That’s why it’s a possibility. Your next patch is going to be a dud.

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      blessings to Ma Dub…
      (I ain’t replacing NATHAN, but the pull chain on my ceiling fan….) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif <<< a cool azz drank

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      That’s exactly why. My hair is very nappy and I used to get perms to relax the naps. But the harsh chemicals only aggravates the thinning problem.

    • MsSincerity

      BEEP….BEEP…..BEEP *Computerized Voice* .I INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM TO BRING YOU THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE….There is a national prison strike going on across the country with as many 20,000 prisoners involved, due to the modern day slavery that takes place in the facilities. Those that are participating are being punished. They said that the guards are retaliating and they’ve been put on lockdown, no phone calls to family or friends to prevent them from letting them know what’s happening behind the prison walls, and the ones that were deemed the organizers of the strike, were put into solitary confinement. The inmates and advocacy groups are trying to get the word out, but the prison facilities are working overtime to keep it from getting out, THE MEDIA IS PURPOSELY FAILING TO REPORT THIS MATTER…..REPOST, RETWEET, HASHTAG, GET IT OUT THERE!!!…..Thanks to @I aint the one, for the tip…..Now Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Program

    • MystyBlu

      I refused the test some years back but I’m seriously planning a family in the next couple years and I need to know. One of the MANY things I don’t care for with this state is the lack of quality services for people. The insurance sucks and I paid a grip for ACA coverage for almost two years because it was much better than the state one. I would get a letter from every doctor she can saying it’s medically necessary for her to be tested. Sad that money is more important than people’s health. And don’t get me started on the recs changing from every year mammograms. Sad

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      What am I missing? Are you joking? Are you currently pregnant? I know you haven’t broken up.

    • Buttercup

      Nah, won’t be happening. I’m good on that.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      They shouldn’t do the crime if they can’t do the time.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      I AM HOLLERING about an old looking baby bc you is bitter. *hot damn tears*

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      Jesus this is sad, smh

    • Buttercup

      Not joking. Not pregnant. Yes, we are done.

    • lil goodie

      Day azzes gon die…..jesus be the sheild..

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      the pharm lobbyists are gangsta! (and don’t think those ‘lawmakers’ aren’t investors) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Why I got off that creamy crack too man. It got thinner and thinner. My hair is flourishing now that I been natural.

    • Str8tUpMenace

      What if some are innocent??

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Speaking of hair, why did I walk out of Pizza Hut Saturday afternoon and walk past Yung Joc in all his freshly permed glory. His hurr was LAIDT. His conk is still going strong! LOL! I couldn’t take a pic because I had a pizza in one hand and trying to make sure Soul3 didn’t push Soul1’s stroller into traffic with the other hand.

    • MsSincerity

      Doing the time, and working for free making the white man millions of dollars are two different things……and not to mention there are some in there that doesn’t belong.

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      What the hell did I miss? I know I’ve been in and out but dang I’ve been gone that long.

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
    • Junkanoo

      I think am done Also ,really liked the first season this past season not so much

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
    • Buttercup

      You didn’t miss anything. I just decided that I’m done, so I’m moving on.

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Now I do know a little boy whose mom was about 45 and daddy was 60-something and he came out the womb looking at least 50. He has looked like an old man his whole life!

    • Incog-knee-gress

      It is. Some of those women were fairly young man. And REALLY nice.
      Early 1990s. And then another bout in early 2000s. Both caught REALLY early tho. thanks be to God. Second time it was so early they had to let it progress just to treat it effectively.

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      I really really hate you.

    • MystyBlu

      You KNOW that’s how things work here! Only old, single, bitter, ugly, unemployed wom

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

      All I can Say to this post is A-friggin Men.
      I have a heater on my legs, a sweater and fleece blanket across my legs and a fan on my desk. Unfun!

    • Buttercup

      *tears*

    • Yardgirl

      Girl preach!! I’ve been telling people for years that the real power players in DC are the lobbyist, with the gun and pharmacy at the TOP. Come thru!

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      True, but I don’t think they would be writing books about it. I just mean, I’d like for you to have some experience under your belt. Just my preference…

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      :snot:

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      Alright SweetButt. You know what’s best for your life so I can support you.

    • Str8tUpMenace

      Shout out to big head ass babies!!!! I got two. LMAO!!!!!

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      *cackles*

    • Buttercup

      Thanks babe.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Yew forgot to say Allegedly ????

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
    • Incog-knee-gress

      Yes she did. I actually sideline think Angie got diagnosed and then had the double as one of her options. My mom wishes she would have had the double the first time around. Again. they pushed her to have just one. She was young. Yadda yadda. Doctors are a mess. Do what is best for YOU.

    • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

      when she stops, you wont miss her because she will send her ghost known as the Phantom once a month in her place. Same stupid symptoms.

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Love you too! πŸ™‚

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Me and every woman I know who is on HRT do not have cancer. There ARE other causes of cancer other than HRT. I’ve been on HRT since 2010. Just started the patch last year. I still don’t have cancer. So please don’t talk negatively about a therapy that has given many of us our lives (and our hair) back.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Yew missing a *bam*
      ?

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Are you okay?

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Auntie knows I am just joaning.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      ??????

    • Buttercup

      Oddly, yep. That’s how I know it’s for the better, because I’m not upset about it. Thanks for checking on me, boo :kiss:

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Dub21 head is huge. Dub11 has a nice normal sized noggin.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Cuz they so dumb ?

    • Mystery User

      Hot flashes during my period – oh god! And does anyone else feel like vomiting? It’s embarrassing. I’m not 45 – I just turned 40 and I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now – ever since I got off birth control.
      Maybe I need to get back on it.

    • Sucker Free

      ?…aunt Flo has a ?

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Hallelujah ??

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Did they get the entire tumor out the first tim

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      *down votes this comment*

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      *down votes this comment too*

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Y’all snick snacks? ?

      I need to know before I get down low (to floor) ?

    • Buttercup

      I have the urge to vomit, but I’m still on BC. I wish I could get off, but I would probably bleed to death if I did.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Im dead at this. You seeing Joc. You multi tasking up at the Pizza Hut while trying to steal a look or 15. This has me laughing mighty hard.

    • Buttercup

      *takes away your mouse* Lets see how many down votes you can administer now.

    • Mystery User

      I went back to crack and my hair is doing better. I can’t say that I loved my natural hair anymore. Always looked dry, no texture, no shape or form, unless it was CLEARLY cut into a style. My updos were terrible and never looked like the girls on Youtube plus I could never gather it into a puff…

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Don’t die ?
      ?

    • Mystery User

      πŸ™ nooooo. Stay on it and make ginger your friend. Cady, beer, crystals and tea

    • Mystery User

      IKR?!?

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      New post Diddy girls

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      *gropes around bottom of purse for ifoam*

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      The patches are just a different delivery system for HRT. The patches are more easily monitored than the pellets. According to studies, HRT has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. If you have a history of cancer in your family you should not take HRT. Remember that everything causes cancer these days, even the water we drink and the food we eat.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Not speaking negative. Just my own experience. and you sat right up here and put it in your own write up. Your ownself. Good luck to you Sandra.

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
    • Incog-knee-gress

      Yes. Then that time she had to have radiation and chemo. Second time she got recurrance in remaining breast. But it was caught so early she only had to do a very small amount of chemo and no radiation.

    • MystyBlu

      Soul tryna sneak diss my future babies. I don’t care if they look old and have a watermelon dome like they deddy! I’m still gonna love up on them lol

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      *drags my family tree on over in the corner*
      (’cause I already tole yall my oldest sister and youngest aunt went through school together…) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Now it looks a mess bc I have very soft fine hair. So no I cant get it to LOOK like other naturals lol. I do A LOT of braids and protective styles. But as far as the health of it…its 110% better than when chemically manipulated. I DO miss the crack. A LOT.

    • Arii

      Chile, I’m hot now. 44.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      My post is for people who want to relieve hot flashes. HRT works for me and millions of other women who don’t have cancer. I wrote that HRT puts you at an increased risk for cancer if you have a history of cancer in your family. But anything causes cancer these days, not just HRT. I don’t have cancer in my family going back 200 years (Jamaica and Cuba), so I’m on HRT because the hot flashes nearly drove me insane. But if I develop cancer it doesn’t automatically mean I got it from HRT.

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      nah, but brang what you got witchu

    • Yoni

      *double fist* LOL

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Glad she’s beating the odds. Know you are.

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      There plenty of space here for you too. Come on and lay down your burdens.

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Ha! And you better! LOL!

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Whatever heffa! LOL!

    • TheRider

      My gyn says that until you have 12 months consecutive with no Sally (as I call her) then you’re officially going through menopause. WTH???

    • MystyBlu

      Sure will! And dare anybody to talk shyt about me and mine ?

    • Sucker Free

      Yep…that’s it technically its the other symptoms that appear before then

      Like night sweats…been having those for 4 years now

    • SpiceGirl

      did you really need to explain Personal Summers???

    • Nonya Bizness

      What about lack of Estrogen and Osteoporosis? My NP told me I was too young to not be on HRT, after I told her I wasn’t on any because of the Breast Cancer risk. She put me on the Climara patch.

    • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

      Chile, Perimenopause is a hooker in a 100 degree weather with a paper cut on her big toe in six in stilettos. I am here to tell ya!!

    • Antigone Heart

      I have an aunt who would tell me to naps in her room who I suffered from hot flashes.

      My aunt would fan herself while having the following occurring within her room: a ceiling fan on, an industrial fan on, and air conditioning blaring (highest temperature setting), but still complained she was hot. It was extremely uncomfortable at times, and felt like a dead on blizzard was taking place.

    • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

      Ms Sandra must be going through it like the rest of us 46+ and on, because this is the 2nd medical moment on this type of subject in the last 4, 5 months! πŸ™‚

    • SpiceGirl

      im 46 myself…and I am NOT ready for such moment….lmbo

    • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

      yup surely do… I get phantom periods every month…sometimes every 3 months, sometimes 4 months…then flo will make an appearance for about 10 days… this is how you know it is on its way of eliminating…carry pads or pons with you or keep a break in case of an emergency one with you at ALLLL times. Lot of accidents! I hate the gray area in this…either I am going to have aunt flo or not! So Eve stanking behind had to lure Adam, and now I am in the middle until the very end of this!

    • iWasteTime

      Um… find a suitor??

    • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

      Girl…hate to break it to you…them glory days is about to be ovah!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Queen B

      Ive been getting extremely hot in my sleep and ill wake up sweating or needing to turn the ceiling fan on when my thermostat is already at 73 degrees ? My bf keeps telling me im going thru menopause but im only 30 wtf

    • Buttercup

      Yep…

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Night sweats can be a symptom of a variety of conditions. What other symptoms are you having? You can visit WebMD’s symptom checker to determine the problem.

    • iWasteTime

      what did I miss! Sorry to hear that, was rooting for y’all

    • brooklyn23

      Can I have some of that warm drink to help with my constipation pls. Thanks in advance

    • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

      certainly hun…. have a seat and take a load off. Lol!

    • hottlanta

      Naw I don’t miss Flo at all, she wasn’t best thing ever for me. My cycles were rough. Felt like someone had an anvil on my pelvis. Would bleed like Niagara Falls I was on the edge of wearing Depends because those sorry maxi pads wasn’t shyt but a joke. Home closet and desk draw looked like a CVS drug store. Couldn’t carry a small purse because I had to pack one everyday. Everyone knew to come to me if they needed some pads. Mood swings were like the girl in “Imma Get you Sucka”. Wore so much black felt like I was going to a funeral. Couldn’t have sex because being premenopausal meant didn’t know when she was coming and my symptoms would last week before she actually flowed. When she stopped I bought so much white you would have thought I was at a Klan rally. Now I can sex from the rooter to the tooter 24/7. Free from Flo at last, Free from Flo at last. Free at last. I welcome menopause everyday.

    • Mystery User

      I’m glad you on HRT – you are much nicer than you used to be.

    • Mystery User

      Someone pointed out that medicine is a practice…not even a definite, thus the many mistakes that cost people their lives.
      Know your body and take care of yourself!

    • hottlanta

      You think it took HIV for Magic Johnson to appreciate her to sit down and stop having sex with all of those women. I was listening to where she said she was in the closet when he had to call a 10 years list of women over the telephone to say he had HIV. Betta woman than me. I will keep my money. Had she gotten it and he didn’t have it, it would have left her.

    • hottlanta

      Thanks for the medical minute. When it comes to medicine we don’t need to use scare tactics. I went through that when I had my fibroids and had to curse folks out. Had I listened to those scare tactics I would have died. Listen to your body, do your research, talk to your doctor about what is going on. There is a lot off stuff that can help us now. One mf my girlfriends sister committed suicide because menopause drove her insane.

    • Sucker Free

      Lol…I feel you

      Never had cramps…won’t miss wearing black…just will miss being a fertile temptress as it will be the end of an era ?

    • Blue

      I’on care if she having sub-zero-Storm-From-Avengers Flashes. That chick is one of the best actors in the game.

    • http://www.pureromance.com LA

      Sorry to hear this.. You talked about him a lot on here..

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Ben Button

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Why he gotta be long-headed? ???

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      With hairline to match. I had to let it be known…that head is NAWT from MY prime lineage. Those are NAWT my chromosomes that begat THAT head! NO. MA’AM. TUH!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      HAHA. HA. HAHAHAHA. OMG!

      Bible study and shade. Are you sure you aren’t Mother Jones from the chuuch?! That ole bitty is a heavenly mess. God KNOWS I love her!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      ???

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Yo, he really is. Because he’s about 20 now and he still looks older than me.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Tru LEEEEEE ~Lionel Richie~

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Why us that the lastword on the song I was singing. I heard Lionel say…still.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      STOOPID

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      2 words Steve Harvey. ??? and a half.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Game said old school rappers used to beef and it was great. Ex. Shante v. Shante Roxanne. Iono. I hadn’t thought of it like that.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Chile

      May you cup overfloweth.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Awww ?

    • barbeez

      My doctor gave my meds to shrink fibroids and it sent me into temporary menopause. I darn near stripped naked at work several times in the dead of winter. No joke. I’m getting to the age where it will starting soon for me. I guess I’ll have to get a portable fan.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Oh ?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      But @Brenden said…nevermind. ?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      ???!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Whaaa? ~faints~

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      ?? Hugs

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      LeBronish?

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      ???

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      I love/hate you. Bwahahahahaha!!!!!

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      I love/hate you. Bwahahahahaha!!!!!

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      I love/hate you. Bwahahahahaha!!!!!

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      I love/hate you. Bwahahahahaha!!!!!

    • Queen B

      None other than that…been on birth control for about 5 years straight lol and we all know once u read webmd they have u think u got only 3 months to live ?

    • Anji

      Accupuncture, shiatzu, Chinese herb, 3 wise men lol, prayer and solitude.

    • TheWildChild

      Exactly?? I love my Minnevelle patch, saved my soul. My endocrinologist suggested the patch because it doesn’t break down or pass through the liver. I was using the quite expensive Emerita Progest cream, which works, but still wasn’t enough estrogen to thicken up my hair.

    • SpiceGirl

      lol…I do have baby personal summers….nothing major just yet…I do know, it’s coming : {

    • Zizzle

      Still waiting for you to cover your well-documented Delusional Disorder in one of these.