Angela, I gathered from your question that your mother has already finished menopause. I am in the middle of menopause, so I am having hot flashes again. I had started about 4ish years ago and stopped about 2ish years ago. I have them so bad, that I even asked my friends "at tea" (a group of us get together online and have fun); come join us when you are able, if any of them radiated heat but no fever, no sweat. I had not even thought of hot flashes, so you probably answered mine and yet I didn't answer yours. I hope you get the answer you need. And thank you for giving me mine.