Prempro? Effexor? Ambien? Nothing???
I went to my doctor yesterday for some relief from hot flashes and night sweats. She said I could try a low dose HRT (Prempro), an anti-depressant (Effexor), a sleep aid (Ambien) or nothing. After all was said and done, I opted for the HRT Prempro, but got "cold feet" today after reading about side effects, especially weight gain. I've already gained 20 lbs. in the past three years and don't relish gaining any more. I also have high cholestrol despite taking Vitorin and exercising. My question - should I just "tough it out" with the hot flashes/night sweats? Any advice or just sympathy would be appreciated.