I have a question for those of you were on HRT and quit. I took them for 10 years and stopped cold turkey with no problems. A friend of mine did the same thing and is having really bad hot flashes. My question is this. I know you can get off hormones by just tapering off and often times this reduces the severity of hot flashes but for those of you who did it this way...did you just take fewer hormones,or did you have to get a perscription for a weaker dosage and do it that way. Thanks for any info you can give me.