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Stopping HRT

Posted by Marda (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 18, 03 at 14:56

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.


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RE: Stopping HRT

I tapered off by taking it every 36 hours for a while, then every 48 hours for a while, then stopped. It's been six months now, and I do get hot flashes, mainly at night.


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RE: Stopping HRT

A follow up here. I stopped HRT in July 2002. No more bleeding or spotting until now. Last week my breasts were sore. This week I have my period!
WAAAH! I'm almost 57--when will this stop?


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RE: Stopping HRT

I went to a weaker dose for a couple of months then quit. I went through mild menapause symptons, no big deal. I only took hormones to help with transition from a hysterectomy to menapause.


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