I had a complete hyst. at 38. It was a 41/2 hr. operation. I've been on ht ever since. I have tried to taper off but the hot flashes are so serve that it's embarressing to be out in public. The flashes sap me to the point my voice is so weak it's hard for people to hear me speak. All this is very flusterating. My head is wet,sweat running down my face and my body is wet from presperation. I can stay off the pill for 3 to 4 weeks but by then it's so bad that I can not copy with it anymore and I have to go back on the thearpy. How can I handle this?