I'm using something called Estro Max, which contains black cohosh, dong quai, soy, and some other herbs. So far, so good.......I've been on it a couple of weeks, and my hot flashes are already less frequent. Even the night sweats are less severe, and I'm used to waking up 3-4 times a night in the middle of a lake!
Now, will someone tell me why taking Ativan also reduces night sweats?! I was given some for sleep, which has been problematic ever since I started this change of life thing, and while I only take it once or twice a week on average, on the nights I take it, I don't wake up until morning, and even then, I'm not all funky like I am on the mornings when I haven't taken any. I don't want to become dependent on the stuff, which is why I don't take it very often, but I do like being able to sleep through the night and stay dry in the bargain. I just don't understand why a benzo would have this effect...my sister took Valium during her menopause, and she said she had pretty much the same experience. Weird.