Re: bad hot flashes/night sweats
Taking HRT only puts off the symptoms until you stop it. Once you stop HRT, it is possible to have symptoms for 2-3 years. I'm not up to that. Also, at 66 I am still sexually active so it kind of necessitates that I take something. My sister had a hysterectomy in her early 30's and is still on HRT at 65. We've talked about it and both of us plan to stay on it. There is no cancer history in our immediate family except for one uncle who contracted pancreatic cancer at age 82.....and he smoked off an on all his life. There is no breast cancer or ovarian cancer in our family and both of us had been on birth control for years prior to HRT. We just have no risk factors - other than age and being female.