I’ve been on black cohosh, an OTC supplement, for some time time now to relieve hot flashes from the lupron I have to take. It’s worked fairly well for a year or so, but recently it’s been failing. I’ve had 2-3 killer hot flashes and about a half dozen mini-hot flashes every day. I discussed this with my oncologist at the last visit and he suggested I switch to Evening Primrose Oil.
I wish he had suggested this as my first option. Black cohosh had hot flash breakouts from time to time. The Promrose Oil has shut down even the mini-hot flashes.
If you’re having hot flash problems, I highly recommend you try evening primrose oil, 1000 mg. they say to take it three times a day, but twice a day works for me.