Q: I’ve been on Prempro for ten years. I’m quite concerned about
the potential side effects of synthetic hormones, and now I want off. I started
weaning myself and can go three to four days without a hot flash, and they haven’t
been unbearable. My question is, is it better or worse to be taking this once every
three to four days?
A: Weaning off HRT gradually to prevent an onslaught of symptoms is generally
considered preferable to going “cold-turkey.” This is true with any
form of HRT, not just synthetic forms. But if doing so causes more frequent or severe
symptoms, then it could be placing additional stress on your body and not such a
You may need help with implementing another method for weaning off Prempro. Take
a look at our article on what
to expect when you’re stopping HRT. We have also created a Health
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