Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    Menopause mania
    An_248257 posted:
    I went into early menopause after the birth of my 2nd child at 32. I had the most wicked symptoms for a few years, it was like a champagne cork popped on the top of my head... I would be absolutely soaked from the tip of my head to almost my waist. Felt like I was sticking my head in a broiling oven and I "always" felt like I was in a sauna... It was a nightmare... After a few years it stopped and I was fine until this spring when at the age of 48 it started again though THANKFULLY much much milder. Just heat to my face. Lately though that heat is more frequent and goes all the way from the top of my head to my waist and I am left with a film of sweat on the back of my neck and on my back, yuck... So 17 years after it started it's gross, again... Any tips besides hormone therapy???
    An_248316 responded:
    I'm curious why not hormone therapy? I went through menopause at 37. My doctor strongly suggested I stay on the pill to keep my bones strong and prevent cervical cancer. I am 41 now and continue to get night sweats and hot flashes, but they are less during the 3 weeks I am taking the pill.
    Mary Jane Minkin, MD replied to An_248316's response:
    Dear An_248316,
    A couple of thoughts. If you are fully menopausal, you could switch over to continuous hormone therapy (birth control pills are actually stronger than hormone therapy, and as long as there is no chance of pregnancy, you could do HT)-and you could take it continuously, not skipping a week. However, you certainly could take your birth control pills continuously, not skipping a week, and you might feel better.
    I do agree with your doctor; you do want to be on some type of hormone therapy at your young age-be it birth control pills or hormone therapy.
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane
    Skroack responded:
    There are other options you can try first if you would like to avoid hormones. If you are interested in learning more you can contact me and I can discuss this further with you. If you happen to live in an area with an ayurvedic practitioner who you could talk with about this I highly recomend this.

    Featuring Experts

    Mary Jane Minkin, MD, is a nationally recognized obstetrician gynecologist, with a special interest in menopause. Dr. Minkin is clinical professor of ...More

    Helpful Tips

    perimenapausal help that works for me.
    I'm 47 jus started expeiraning hot flashes again after not having them for 10Yrs. Now I'm not having periods for 2M Now and crave sugar for ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the North American Menopause Society website