One of the side effects of chemotherapy is often a swift transition into menopause. With menopause, for most women, come hot flashes and night sweats. If you are there, you absolutely know what I mean – they are uncomfortable, unpredictable and a nuisance. Feeling hot and sweaty, then subsequently cold and clammy do not make one feel great. One benefit I experienced was the ability to stay warm on cool nights watching my son’s baseball games while others were freezing.
So, is there a solution? Yes, wicking fabrics! Stylish and comfortable wicking pajamas can be found and offer at least comfort at night. Some of these pajamas also serve as lounge outfits for at-home wear. Wicking clothing can also be found in sporting goods stores for more casual wear.
Aside from taking herbs to reduce the intensity of hot flashes and night sweats (hormone replacement therapy is not a good choice for those with breast cancer) wicking pajamas and wicking clothing are your best options.