I had a hysterctomy at 32. I am 61 and am still having hot flashes. I wore a patch until I was 50 and then the doctor took me off it. I can hardly stand the hot flashes .

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  1. Staness Jonekos wrote on :

    I am so sorry to hear you are struggling with hot flashes at 61. Most women are prescribed estrogen therapy (ET) after a hysterectomy as you were, and stay on it for life. I do not know if you had health concerns that led to your doctor taking you off ET. I would suggest seeing a certified menopause practitioner to discuss your options.

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    Recent studies report that the timing and dose of hormone therapy is important when discussing HT and your risk benefit ratio.

    At this point, if getting back on HT is not an option, there are non-hormonal options available to treat your hot flashes: medication options (Gabapentin, antidepressants, Clonidine), lifestyle options, and alternative and complementary options (Black cohosh – Remifemin is a popular standardized brand).

    There is no need to suffer, be aggressive and find a health care provider who will treat those hot flashes.

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