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Topic: Awful hot/cold flashes after mastectomy.

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2019 07:58AM

arizonaboundgal wrote:

Has this happened to anyone else after a bmx? I am 59 and have had hot flashes for several years after menopause, but they were decreasing. Well, they're back and back in a BIG way! I am not taking any anti hormonal drugs, so can't blame them on these. I did read a study that mentioned this phenomenon. Anyone?

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Nov 1, 2019 08:40AM vmb wrote:

The days and weeks after my mastectomy I would wake up SOAKED in sweat. I’m only 35, so definitely not menopausal but could be that your body is working hard to heal. It went away after a couple of weeks but it was definitely alarming.

Dx 8/7/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/18/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 10/24/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy
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Nov 1, 2019 09:16AM BgRose wrote:

I am two weeks out of BMX , soaking wet at night since then. I am 41, do not take any medications and haven't had that problem before.

PS told me that a lot of women are having menopausal symptoms after undergoing mastectomy, nothing to worry about.

Dx 8/21/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 10/17/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Nov 2, 2019 06:04AM arizonaboundgal wrote:

VMB and BgR...as always, thanks so much for your feedback!

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Nov 2, 2019 09:42PM Cutie wrote:

I did feel that feeling especially after driving water. It stayed about a month and eventually it went away. No worries. But check with your surgeon.

Dx 12/28/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2+
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Nov 3, 2019 01:27PM rljes wrote:

Hi Everyone, I'm so glad someone started this thread.

I still have not started Tamoxifen. Its been a year since I've finished Herceptin/Chemo. My Hot Flashes are so horrific so violent they are controlling my life.. I had a hysterectomy over 30 years ago. Took Estrace pills to combat the hot flashes until DX - stopped Estrace immediately- that's when Hot Flashes began. (Hot Flashes began June of 2017 and have gotten worse)

I have been given : Paxil/Effexor/Gabapentin, Oxybutinin & Clonidine -which have not worked.

I've been approved with my Health Ins for SGB injections (stellate ganglion block) (Google Mayo Clinic) its to reduce hot flashes - the only DR that is qualified in my area is too far away. My OBGYN suggested BELLADONNA but it sounds pretty scary. (via Amazon.com)

I have tried all the usual suspects : layers, keep a/c on 65, ceiling fans, floor fans, personal fans, Ice packs, cooling clothes. I was counting on the cool weather to help. NOT! It was 19 degrees and I had my windows open. Still I was soaked to the bone.

I'm so desperate that I'm considering taking Estrace Pills again. Any Suggestions?

Finished Chemo March 2018, No reconstruction "Going Flat" Dx 6/26/2017, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/21/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 8/22/2017, 1/7 nodes, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Nov 3, 2019 03:09PM Pi-Xi wrote:

I definitely couldn’t regulate my temperature for a few weeks after the BMX! I just commented on that yesterday. I’m six days out from a hysterectomy (kept my ovaries) and I’m much more comfortable temperature-wise.

Oncotype 12 Dx 4/7/2016, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/11/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Dx 8/3/2016, DCIS/IDC/IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 4, 2019 03:51PM arizonaboundgal wrote:

rlj...Well, that sounds perfectly miserable. Hope that someone on here can give you some ideas on things that might help.

PiXi...Awesome that you're more comfy temperature wise. Heal quickly!

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Nov 4, 2019 06:15PM Pi-Xi wrote:

Thanks, arizonaboundgal! I was prepared for the worst.

Oncotype 12 Dx 4/7/2016, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/11/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Dx 8/3/2016, DCIS/IDC/IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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