Has anyone gone through menopause 5 years ago or longer and done it completely without any hormonal help at all?
I am in my second year of menopause after about five years of perimenopause. I have not used hormones of any kind and seem to have gotten through at least the physical effects (hot flashes, etc) without tearing my hair out.
But I have noticed other changes -- in my skin, my hair, and my libido -- that bother me, and I know that our hormones affect all these things. I'm now wondering if my decision (almost by default; I just didn't have an extraordinarily tough transition) to go hormone-free was made in haste, and if I should reconsider.
Does anyone have the experience of 5 or 10 years post-menopause without hormones? Are you happy with your decision?
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