Hot flashes are one of those little "perks" of being female and of a certain age. I've been having them on and off for several years. When they started it was once a year for a couple of years. Then they were twice a year. Now it is a free for all. I'm trying to look on the positive side with this cold weather. I'm hoping they get in sync with the cold weather we are having so I can run outside. I normally do not like cold weather running. But when I go thermal-nuclear like I can with these, 0 degrees is refreshing.