Q. I have been on Evista for two years to prevent breast cancer after surgery and radiation for DCIS (pre-cancer in my breast). I have suffered the whole time with terrible hot flashes.
One month ago I tried pine bark extract after trying everything else from antidepressants to sleeping pills to herbs. Nothing else gave me relief at night when I most needed it. I hadn’t had a good night’s sleep for years.
Pycnogenol has worked wonders! The hot flashes are gone.
A. Research is limited, but one placebo-controlled study indicated Pycnogenol may offer relief from hot flashes (Acta Obstet. Gynecol. Scand. Aug., 2007).