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Clomid Hot Flashes! 7 Ways I Try to Stay Cool Through the Heat

Today, I started my 6th cycle of Clomid. They increased my dose a second time and now I’m taking three pills each day. I had bad hot flashes back when I was taking one pill a day. It only got worse when I started 2 pills and I can only speculate that this time, the hot flashes are just going to be off the charts.

Heat and I do not get along. I hate being hot and sweaty and these hot flashes are not fun for me. I am thankful that I don’t get many mood swing as a side-effect of the Clomid, but you know I am not really sure which is worse anymore.

I am sure that they will be coming up soon and since I’ve been dealing with them for 5 months now, I have a few tricks that help me stay cool through the hot flashes.

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    Clomid Hot Flashes
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  • Sleep Light 2 of 8
    Sleep Light
    Sleep time is the worst for me because I will wake up soaked from a hot flash. Instead of waiting for that to happen, I try to be proactive. I open the window, sleep in light clothes and hope for the best.
  • Have a Fan Handy 3 of 8
    Have a Fan Handy
    It's not fun for my husband, but I have a fan on and it's close when a hot flash hits. I stand in front of it and hope it works.
  • Layer Up 4 of 8
    Layer Up
    One thing about hot flashes is one second you can be so hot you're searching for a freezer and so cold the next you're shaking. The key to clomid hot flashes is to layer up. That way you can put on or take off layers depending on your current ( and ever changing) temperature.
  • Stay Hydrated 5 of 8
    Stay Hydrated
    Sweat and hot flashes go hand in hand and the last thing I want is to get dehydrated on top of it. I make sure I am drinking enough water so that doesn't happen.
  • The Fridge is Your Best Friend 6 of 8
    The Fridge is Your Best Friend
    Yes, the fridge and freezer will give that boost of cold air when I need it most.
  • Ice, Ice Baby 7 of 8
    Ice, Ice Baby
    It's my best friend! I have it in my drinks, eat it and have frozen treats on hand for when the heat strikes.
  • Play it Cool 8 of 8
    Play it Cool
    The first time I had a hot flash, it was alarming. I now know that it won't last forever and just play it cool.

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