Posted 1/1/2018 by hhill
First, wishing you all a Healthy and Happy New Year. I hope that you have had a lovely holiday season and suspect, like me, that you are ready to return to a more regular routine. Today is our anniversary, so we have one more (quiet) celebration to go. When we chose to be married on New Year's Day, we didn't think about the fact that we would have a holiday each year--a real bonus.
As the arctic freeze continues, seemingly endlessly, in New England, an entry about the management of treatment-related hot flashes seems welcome. Many women, even those who have already gone through a natural menopause, experience hot flashes with the initiation of hormone/anti-estrogen treatments--meaning tamoxifen and the AIs. Some men being treated for prostate cancer have a similar experience, and it is even more disconcerting for them. For most people, bodies gradually adjust, and the problem diminishes. For a while, however, it can be difficult.