10 Ways to Know You’re Having a Hot Flash

I’ve had friends ask me, “How do you know you’re having a hot flash?” Well, it’s the kind of thing that if you have to ask, you are probably not having one. But, we all get hot, sweaty, flushed and can wonder…”is this it?!” “Am I having a hot flash?!” So, from my vast, sweaty experience of the last 2 years, I will share my insights…

Hot-Flash

Here are 10 ways to know you are having a hot flash…

1. When your eyelids and earlobes sweat, you are having a hot flash.

2. When your family has icicles forming on their gloved hands while shivering in your home as you stand before the open freezer naked, you are having a hot flash.

3. When you feel like the entire continent of Africa is housed in your perspiring and flabby body, you are having a hot flash.

4. When you hallucinate about being strapped to a floating popsicle lost in the Artic Ocean in mid-January, you are having a hot flash.

5. When you say, “Is it hot in here or is it just me?” more than 12 times a day, you know you are having a hot flash.

6. When you can wring out enough sweat from your undergarments to flood the Sahara, you are having a hot flash.

7. When you walk outside in an ice storm and say, “Oh, it feels so good out here”, you are having a hot flash.

8. When you have to resist the urge to fill your pillowcase with ice before you go to bed, you know you are having a hot flash.

9. When you have to drink some hot chocolate just to cool off, you are having a hot flash.

10. When you have more than three fans in your bedroom blowing cool air on you while your husband shivers in flannel pajamas, you are having a hot flash.

Looking for some relief? Try my Anti-Hot Flash Frozen Chocolate Pie recipe. It’s perfect for all of those menopausal moments!

Now it’s your turn! Fill in the blank: You know you’re having a hot flash when… 

 

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