I certainly have mixed feelings about Great-Aunt ...(quick, synonym for dried up, not there anymore, mia)
I had hot flashes and not sure if I just rode that wave and they are gone (oh please please please) but I did start on Evening Primrose oil and I have a friend who makes me fresh soya milk (not on a regular basis but often-ish. I need to get my OWN maker, her soya milk is tastier than the stuff I've found at the grocery store--she only uses soya beans and sometimes mixes beans together but it's so fresh)
For a while when the hot flashes were at their peak, I turned to some herbal hrt (made by swiss something or other, I'll look it up later and tell you)
My memory is worse but I think it's the bone-tiredness that is the cause. My short attention span seems more delicate too.
Funny about the hot flashes, mine can be fairly mild so when one comes on, I look around and if nobody else has noticed the heat, then I figure it's a hot flash and it's gone in 2-3 minutes. lol
Bit I have been boiling, like a volcano and sweaty. Thankfully they really are only flashes and not hourlies. COuld be worse!
me:43, DH 44
DS: born by c-sec Apr15'03, 9lbs5oz 41wks gest. (after 4 years of ttc, starting in 1998)
DD born by c-sec Oct 13 2007, 8lbs13oz 39wk gest. (after just under 3 years of ttc)
~~DS was conceived naturally the cycle following a cancelled DE IVF, using my good friend's eggs. She was on the verge of hyperstimming.
~~DD's nat conception I attribute to using OPKs like a crazy nut, eating grapefruit daily and using preseed. also 5 cycles of TCM ending 2 cycles before that lucky cycle.