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Should I go back on Hormone replacement treatment?

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 1:03pm
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After a complete Hysterectomy eight years ago I had been on a low dose hormone replacement therapy. One year ago I decided to stop taking the hormones. Since that time I have had daily Hot Flashes, a 40 pound weight gain, trouble sleeping, and have noticed that I have trouble putting my thoughts into words. My Physician as if I wanted to go back on the hormones. At age 52, I have considered going back on the hormone therapy, but I cannot continue it forever, and will be back in this same boat when I stop later. Would it be a lesser of two evils?

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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. Please watch this video from Dr. Heward in regard to this specific question http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/hormone-replacement-therapy-how-long-should-it-be-taken-dr-heward-video.

You should always consult your treating physician in regard to taking medications but perhaps this will help. Please keep us posted and join our menopause group here http://www.empowher.com/groups/menopause.

I hope this information helps.

October 29, 2011 - 9:45am
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