Originally Posted by Titchou
I've been on it for 7 years. The problem with coming off it is that the symptoms will return. HRT doesn't get you past menopausal symptoms, it just puts them off. My gyno tells me that if I get off it, I could have symptoms for 1-3 years afterwards.
I've read the same thing, that HRT only postpones the inevitable. I was only taking the hormones for four months before I had to quit because of the side effects, but when I did, they were worse than ever. Luckily I found an herbal product called Wisdom Menopause Formula that really came to the rescue. It stopped the night sweats and hot flashes in a matter of days, and helps with my moods and anxiety better than when I was on HRT.
I've been using it for over a year now. I've quit a few times, and find that I can go several days without any symptoms, so lately I only take it once every two or three days. But I feel so much better overall when I take it that I see no reason to quit.