NeuEve suppositories are designed to melt at the normal body temperature. All the suppositories made in the same batch have the same melting temperature. The variation is minimal, especially for suppositories on the same strip because they were made with the same ingredient mix by the same machine and at the same time. It is possible that your body temperature dropped below normal when you used the second suppository.
During menopause, the level of estrogen, the female hormone, decreases. Decreased estrogen causes hormonal imbalance, and consequentially, night sweats may result. Hormone imbalance confuses the body's temperature-regulating system, which interprets the fluctuating hormone levels as a sign of the body overheating. Signals are then sent to rapidly cool the body, resulting in low body temperature and night sweats. This is one of the most common symptoms of menopause.
In addition to menopause, other conditions may also cause a lower body temperature. The most common one is the reduction of the thyroid hormone. Research shows that about one in 12 women age 50 or older has a reduced thyroid function. That combination–low estrogen and low thyroid hormones–can further reduce the body temperature to below normal.
The normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees. If your body temperature is below 97.8, you can contact your physician to test for your thyroid hormones. If you have a reduced level of thyroid hormones, supplement with the thyroid hormone can restore your reduced body temperature to normal. However, if your thyroid hormone level is normal and there are no other hidden causes (such as medications, including beta-blockers and antipsychotic drugs), the cause of the lower body temperature may be just menopause. You may do the following to help ease the discomfort caused by the reduced body temperature.
- Add layers during a cold flash to help you feel more comfortable.
- Move around during a cold flash. That can help raise your body temperature, which may make you feel less chilled.
- If you’ve had a hot flash, change wet clothing or bedding immediately. That can help prevent a subsequent cold flash.
- Manage stress. Try yoga, meditation, deep breathing, or other things you find relaxing.
How about the suppository not melting? You can cool the suppository in a refrigerator first. Cut the suppository into two halves lengthwise. Use one-half every other day. This will help better melt it.