Q. Although I am 82 and had a hysterectomy when I was 40 I was having drenching hot flashes two or three times a day. I had gone through the usual menopause problems and they had faded but a few years ago they showed up again.
I downloaded your story about menopause solutions and took it to my doctor. He read it. We agreed to try gabapentin and one glass of red wine.
That ws the last day I had the kind of sweats that ruined my clothes and wrecked me. I still sweat when I exercise but I don’t mind that at all.
A. Gabapentin (Neurontin) is sometimes prescribed for women during menopause to alleviate hot flashes. It is a non-hormonal approach to the problem. We did not know it would work for hot flashes as late in life as yours. We discuss this and other ways to ease menopausal discomfort in our Guide to Menopause.