| DiorShowGirl wrote:|
yes those hotflashes were killing me..i mean at one point I had to literally stop wearing makeup, those hot flashes got that bad..sweat just rising up out on my face, my body sweating...
I tried over the counter ..soy, black cohosh, isoflavones, the whole shabang and nothing..so I had to resort to going to the ob/gyn and well i really hesitated on taking them cause the side effects sounded worse than the hot flashes...
ur lucky to live where everyone is covered...
yep it is no one else's business ..
Wow your hotflashes are worse than mine... but yes I can sweat in a heartbeat but I wear Mac powder which is no so heavy sooo I can manage.
I have female doctor now who has just given me Clonidine to help with the hotflashes .. but I am afraid of the side effects - see below.
We will see!
For the Consumer
Applies to clonidine: oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
Other dosage forms:
•epidural injectable, epidural solution
•transdermal patch extended release
Along with its needed effects, clonidine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking clonidine:
Less common •Mental depression
•swelling of the feet and lower legs
•blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
•chest pain or discomfort
•confusion as to time, place, or person
•decreased urine output
•dilated neck veins
•fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
•general feeling of discomfort or illness
•holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
•itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
•large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
•lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
•paleness or cold feeling in the fingertips and toes
•pounding, slow heartbeat
•problems in urination or increase in the amount of urine
•raised red swellings on the skin, lips, tongue, or in the throat
•seeing or hearing things that are not there
•shortness of breath
•swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
•tightness in the chest
•tingling or pain in the fingers or toes when exposed to cold
•trouble with sleeping
•unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
•unusual tiredness or weakness
•vivid dreams or nightmares
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking clonidine:
Symptoms of overdose •Dizziness (extreme) or faintness
•pinpoint pupils of the eyes
•unusual tiredness or weakness (extreme)
Some side effects of clonidine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
More common •Constipation
Less common •Darkening of the skin
•decreased sexual ability
•dry, itching, or burning eyes
•loss of appetite
•nausea or vomiting
Rare •Blurred vision
•decreased interest in sexual intercourse
•hair loss or thinning of the hair
•inability to have or keep an erection
•loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
•muscle or joint pain
•swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males