Thursday, April 04, 2013

Keeping Cool in Hawaii

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Aloha from Hawaii!

Maybe I shouldn't be admitting this to the world but I'm experiencing hot flashes more than any other woman I know! This horrible symptom of menopause has been going on for over two years for me! When will it end?

If you haven't had a hot flash let me explain how it feels. It's different that just feeling hot from warm weather. It's more like an internal heat. It radiates outward and from what I understand it feels different to different women. For me, my back and the back of my neck are the worst. I think a cold person could stand next to me during one of my hot flashes and I would radiate enough heat to warm them up! Luckily they only last a minute or two.

After trying many things (aside from hormones, which I refuse to do), I still have no relief. When I heard that Poise had a line of products to help women like me I decided to sign up to try it and blog about it.
I got the product right before my vacation to Hawaii so I packed it away in my suitcase!

Hot flashes in 80 degree humid weather are not fun. I just pulled out one of these Poise Body Cooling Towlettes for hot flash comfort and it really did provide a cooling sensation! I can see carrying these in my purse and keeping it on my nightstand. It doesn't feel like a normal baby wipe type of towelette--it has a lingering cooling feeling after you use it. I like the towelettes because they seem very discreet. Nobody would even realize what you were doing. 

Body Cooling Towelettes offer help with cooling and refreshment. Gently wipe the towelette on wrists, chest or neck to feel cool and comfortable. Featuring a portable, re-sealable package, these towelettes are easy to use anywhere you go

Even though hot flashes aren't fun I feel really fortunate that that is the only change I seem to be experiencing but Poise has a whole line of products to help women stay fresh and comfortable.

- Fifty million women across North America are approaching or experiencing menopause and most have an average of five menopausal symptoms. But no two experiences are exactly alike.
- **The 2013 Product of the Year award-winning Poise Feminine Wellness line was introduced to help women approach these life changes with confidence. The line consists of five products designed to help women with keeping cool, staying fresh, and intimacy. The line includes:
o Roll-On Cooling Gel and Body Cooling Towelettes provide cooling comfort during hot flashes.
o Personal Lubricant provides long lasting lubrication to enhance your intimate experience.
o Panty Fresheners and Feminine Wash provide daily freshness from odors.

Be sure to visit the Poise Facebook page to learn more about the Poise Feminine Wellness Line and sign up for a coupon or sample.

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102 comments:

Cathy said...

I was experiencing 7 to 10 hot flashes a day when my ob/gyn suggested I try Estroven, a supplement that does not contain estrogen (despite the name). It cut my hot flashes down to 3 to 5 a week - much easier to live with.

Belinda said...

Fortunately I haven't suffered as much from these unwanted heat-ups. I purchased a sweet looking little fan that went into my purse.

Lulu said...

You'd think it enough that women have to have periods. What's with the hot flashes, too!?!?!

janicek said...

I was suffering from hot flashes and night sweats and my neighbor connected me with her naturopath. I now use bio-identical cream and it has taken them almost completely away. Big fan of the bio-identicals and they're made from yams - very safe!

Steph. :) said...

Cindy, thanks for the chance to win! My only issue so far has been hot flashes at night and, the worst part of this insomnia. I am praying it does not get any worse and that I will be over this quickly! The bio-identical cream gave me a rash so that did not work anyway! I think having a sense of humor helps. Is your dress terrycloth? so cute.

Skoots1moM said...

my hot flashes run all day and night; and I've had them since my surgery in 2008, so I'm really tired of it also.
I take black cohosh 3x's a day and it seems to help a little...
certainly would love to win that card.
enjoy Hawaii!

Violets Are Blue said...

Have had these for at least 5 yrs, sometimes it seems to be less/better, then they come back. The Poise towelettes seem like a good idea, I will look for them. I find if I miss a day of my female vitamins they get worse, much worse. Patty/BC

PastMastery said...

Hi Cindy.
I have a friend who is a Master Apothecary. I used to get at least 20 hot flushes a day until she made me a potion. I drink a tisane of a mixture of herbs every morning. I still get a few but nowhere near as many nor as horrible as they were.

Her FB page is https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=475441405844426&set=a.362926603762574.88568.355190851202816&type=1&theater

where she talks about her remedy for hot flushes.Don't worry about the French...she speaks English.
She's in England but I'm sure someone local to you can make up a tisane for you, Good luck! Suex

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Good old hot flashes - the only thing that helped me was Vitamin E 2000 units a day as I couldn't take estrogen as I was prone to blood clots. I would take one 1000 in morning and one at night.

Good luck.
Mary

Carol Parrish said...

Hot flashes are a real pain.

Robin M. said...

I'm not crazy about all the side effects of getting older... but... its better than the alternative!

Laura Turner said...

I had been having horrible hot flashes, cycling throughout the hour from hot to chilled and nothing in between--probably four each hour. I won't take hormones either and read online that SSRIs--selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors, also know as anti-depressants, helped hot flashes. I started taking Zoloft, and the hot flashes went away within a week. I take the amallest dose possible, and have only had to increase it once or twice. It's amazing!

Laura

Missy George said...

Happy to say...I've never had a hot flash..I sure feel for those that do..Hawaii looks wonderful..

Gypsy Heart said...

I had an immediate 'change' when I had a complete hysterectomy eons ago. I've tried all sorts of things. My favorite Dr (passed away too early in life) told me that warm weather will enhance any symptom of hot flashes, etc. I do take the lowest dose possible and 1/2 a tablet each evening of an HRT and combo of an SSI. It works! I'm not a depressed mess nor suffer from continuous hot flashes...or "power surges". :)

peg42 said...

I'm accepting the changes that I'm going through and trying to embrace these changes with a positive attitude.
Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/320249490764357632
Thanks so much.
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Tamar said...

I wake up every single day excited to tackle a new day and a new challenge.
tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

Elena said...

I am taking vitamins and evening primrose oil to prevent menopause symptoms


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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/320277694136844289

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kellyr78 said...

I am approaching life's changes confidently by staying healthy and positive, by going on nature walks and eating lots of fruits and vegetables.

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kellyr78 said...

tweet
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Mami2jcn said...

I'm mostly trudging along and accepting each day as it comes. I'm taking vitamins.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/320313363181731840

Stephanie said...

Think still in a bit of shock I went into early menopause. I had thyroid cancer, had surgery and radiation, then on suppression therapy. Apparently can happen but no Dr. ever said it to me. So just when we were talking about having a 2nd child my body quits an dries up -- literally. In a sad mode right now but trying to find my way out of it confidently right now.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

clc408 said...

I try to embrace what's new in my
life and make the best of it.

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/320566866844196864

PAIGE said...

I am reading a lot and learning from those who have walked the walk before me.
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ellie said...

I just started having hot flashes and night sweats about 6 months ago. And migraines, which are terrible. So far I'm just muddling through and hoping this goes by fast. I need to check these Body Cooling Towelettes out.

ellie said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/320631878581354496

Lisa Brown said...

I am approaching life's changes with some concern, but I am eating right, getting a bit of exercise, really trying to take care of myself, to make the change easier.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/320651937072676864
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Anastasia said...

By simply rolling with the changes and doing what needs to be done to take care of any problems that come up :)

susan1215 said...

I'm excepting the changes my body is going though hot flashes and all. I'm trying to eat healthier and get more exercise

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/320687508130246656

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Nadine Larsen - ToBeFitByFifty said...

I am fine, so far. I had the night sweats 6 years ago and nothing since other than some light incontinence. I just hit 50 so I am sure the rest of menopause should be hitting me any time now. It's about the age my Mom started going through it. I just hope I handle it as gracefully.

Nadine Larsen - ToBeFitByFifty said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/2BeFitBy50/status/320735375339442176

Denise S. said...

I'm not quite there yet, but I'm trying to lose weight and eat healthier so that it will be easier when the time comes.

DistractedMommy said...

I'm not quite there yet but I will feel confident knowing there will be help out there with these products!!
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DistractedMommy said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/Shiebs24/status/32145381175762944
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mickeyfan said...

I actually used the threat of post-meno weight gain as a reason to start eating healthier and using better portion control. I'm 15 lb lighter than before menopause...and much more confident!

DOREEN COX said...

I had my first experience with hot flashes when I was about 37 I am now 53 and they are at they're all time worst. I understand what you mean by the person next to you feeling the heat and when I wake up in winter soaked with sweat then freezing cold from being soaked what fun someday surely it will end.

wigget said...

just trying to stay healthy

Lori R. said...

I was one of those lucky ones. A medical procedure just prior to menopause has greatly reduced my experience. If I get hot flashes it's only once in a blue moon and they are very short lived. I feel very fortunate.

Madeline Brubaker said...

I try to stay consistent with exercise, and I dress in layers for those days when I'm hotter than usual!
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

Madeline Brubaker said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/321777768406872064

Stephanie Larison said...

I'm trying to eat better and work out as much as possible. Sometimes it's so difficult, and things come up, but I'm still trying! I have PCOS so there's already hormonal problems within. You can just do the best you can with what you're dealt.

sarah said...

By being happy with who I am and where I am in life, I embrace whatever happens in my life!
stigay at comcast.net

One Frugal Girl said...

I'm not there yet and hopefully won't be for awhile, but I hope to face it the same way I do other big changes in life with a little bit of humor and a lot of love from those around me. onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

One Frugal Girl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/322533168810950656 onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

Janna Johnson said...

By accepting life as it is and looking for positives
Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

JC said...

I keep up with daily exercises and have balanced meals to prepare for life's changes.

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/322568884827873280

Tara said...

I keep up with changes by just taking one day at a time. Do the best I can every day!


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StephanieC said...

extra sleep and positive affirmations! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

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Tina said...

I always tell myself" We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us" stay positive
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/322833967302721537
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ms-texas said...

life changes are inevitable so all you can do is deal with it!

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rachel said...

What else can I do but accept it with grace??

Kerry said...

I'm just taking the changes one day at a time, and hoping they don't come too quickly!
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

sodahoney said...

I zipped right through menopause. The secret is knowledge and attitude.
Batlorry@gmail.com

sodahoney said...

I blogged http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2013/04/poise.html

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/323952300769021952
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ms-texas said...

I tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/323975852054413312

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

mail4rosey said...

I am approaching life changes with moisturizer and tweezers. So far the big changes I've noticed are a few gray hairs, and drooping skin under my eyes. I moisturize under my eyes and pull out the grays w/tweezers.

msurosey@yahoo.com

Suzie Button said...

Oh, my goodness, this is so topical for me as I too am experiencing hot flashes, but I haven't gone to the doctor yet to talk about it, I've just dealt with them. I will buy this product for sure! So that too is one of my current struggles! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I'm approaching 40 and making sure to get more exercise and calcium in my diet!
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traciet said...

Trying to eat better and exercise more, tracietrump@yahoo.com

MCantu1019 said...

I'm doing one day at a time and learning what I can about menopause.
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

LAMusing said...

Due to medications and thyroid problems I went through menopause earlier than expected. It was fast and not too bad – hot flashes were, however, a weird experience – like suddenly being on fire from the inside. Mainly – keep your sense of humor!
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LAMusing said...

https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/327224084545011715
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coriwestphal said...

I'm trying to stay in the best shape and best health that I can, so I'm ready for any upcoming changes!

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Janice said...

I’m trying to exercise and take my vitamins daily. I’m really trying to do better and stay healthy since I'm over 40. Lately I’ve been dealing with night sweats.
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Janice said...

Tweeted
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Betty C said...

I was always the person who was cold. I wore sweaters while everyone else had sleeveless tops and had the heater on in the car when my children had the windows down. Hot flashes just seemed to bring me closer to everyone else's normal temperature.
Now I just have issues with bladder control. Super absorbent pads are a necessity when I'm in public.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

one frugal lady said...

I've grown to accept that my body has changed, but it has created so many things!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Kim Hardy said...

Change is going to happen. You should treat your body the best you can and be ready!!

Lisa Garner said...

I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/328941690075348992
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Princess Golden Hair said...

I realize that attitude is all about how you approach things in life and I am approaching change with a sense of excitement about this new phase of my life

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Princess Golden Hair said...

Here is the link for my tweet

https://twitter.com/thriftymaven/status/328997787276550145

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Erica Best said...

take it one birthday at a time

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/328883730443816960

Gianna said...

Just go with it.

Admin said...

i just ttry to eat well, and not worry...
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Ashley Morrissey said...

By looking into my child's eyes and realizing that this is all for him! I gotta do my best.

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley Morrissey said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/ashmo90/status/329118396459405312

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
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tiacarter said...

I'm taking it one day at a time

angie lilly said...

I have yet to hit menopause, but know from my family history that it will be rough going. My periods have always been a nightmare of 8 days of heavy bleeding with night sweats and heat flashes sine I first started at age 11! I am fully prepared for this to be magnified and even worse. I am not confident. I am terrified!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/329264786871316481
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

MANDY83 said...

I'm exercising as much as possible and learning to deal with the fact that not everything is under my control.

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/329277720448073729

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Tanya Bartlett said...

I'm handling it with confidence one day at a time...so far night sweats are my biggest issue

Tabathia said...

I am not going through menopause yet, but as I get older my body is changing and I have to work twice as hard to stay in shape and I feel like I am trudging along and not quite yet embracing it

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/329286787266670592

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Beck James said...

one day at a time

Susan Smoaks said...

I am embracing the changes and just going with it! Life has it's ups and downs, it's what you do that makes it fun!

slehan said...

I swim 3 times a week and keep active with singing and volunteering. I could have used the Body Cooling Towelettes 10 years ago when I had my Power Surges.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

slehan said...

https://twitter.com/slehan/status/329329416301846530

Thomas Murphy said...

As I get older I am eating better and exercising more.
rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/329411862548606977
rounder9834 @yahoo.com

JACLYN said...

I haven't had any flashes yet. I'm hoping to use a product like this when they do happen!

Scat said...

Dear Cindy,
Would it be weird to whip out a cool towelett out of my purse during mass and wipe the back of my neck?
ha!
Scat