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Biciclista2011-08-31 23:24:31 +0000 #1
I rode about 70 miles yesterday, the most I have ridden this month. Afterwards (all night) I had several hot flashes. I normally get one or two a day.

Do you get hot flashes? More after exercise?
azfiddle2011-08-31 23:30:37 +0000 #2
Not anymore... I just could not deal with waking up 4 times a night and having disrupted sleep- and then have to cope with a room full of 7th graders. I went on HRT about 2 years ago.
Crankin2011-08-31 23:50:07 +0000 #3
I don't get hot flashes anymore (well, some night sweats, but that's related to other stuff) and I am 9 years post menopause. I *never* had flashes while exercising outside, riding, hiking, etc. I remember getting a couple in spin class and thinking how annoying they were. I don't remember them increasing after exercise.

The thing that made them worse was being in a hot environment. My un-airconditioned classroom in the spring, with a heater that was in overdrive in the winter was really the worst. I just drank my water bottle when it started and that seemed to stop it.

I just remember my mom being in AZ, having hot flashes, and suffering in the 112 degree heat... thankfully, they moved to San Diego when she was in the midst of it and she felt much better.
Biciclista2011-09-01 00:10:41 +0000 #4
I don't have the flashes while I am riding. I have them the next night.
five one2011-08-31 23:58:00 +0000 #5
I'm about six year post-menopause. Was on HRT for two years in the "peri" stage of things, when hot flashes and insomnia were at their worst. After I weaned myself off the HRT, I had the occasional hot flash, mainly triggered by stress. Insomnia is still an issue, however.

Now I can't remember the last time I had a hot flash. I don't think they were ever related to cycling or working out. I guess I should count myself among the fortunate.
malkin2011-09-01 01:44:28 +0000 #6
About the same for me.

Random & sporatic.

The real sweaty ones are pretty unusual--maybe one a month or so. Not as much a problem as the old once a month routine.
shootingstar2011-08-31 23:57:09 +0000 #7
I very rarely get hot far.

And when I do, it's for 5-10 min., early morning after I am awake in bed.
emily_in_nc2011-08-31 23:49:39 +0000 #8
Very rarely, so far (I'm 50 and still have periods...though they're more irregular than they used to be).



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