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Should I start a Hormonal Health Program before weaning off HRT?

Q: I want to stop my HRT immediately and start a Hormonal Health Program. Do I need to be on the supplements for a while first, or can I just start now?

A confident woman with a plan to wean herself off HRT

A: While we strongly encourage women to begin our Getting Off HRT Hormonal Health Program two to four months before beginning the HRT weaning process, this advice is based on principle, not cast in stone.

The reasoning behind this is that having your system fully and naturally supported in advance will act as a powerful shock-absorber for the hormone withdrawal symptoms women so often experience when they stop prescription HRT.

By taking the time to shore up your health foundation at the nutritional and endocrinologic levels, you are optimizing your chances of success. Researchers with the Women’s Health Initiative found that as many as one in four women who try to stop HRT will have such severe rebound symptoms that she will resume HRT as a result. We explain this rebound effect at greater length in our article on what to expect when you’re getting off HRT.

To moderate any withdrawal symptoms you may develop, we recommend you start your Hormonal Health Program: Getting Off HRT a few months before aggressively weaning off HRT. But it is never too soon or too late to take better care of yourself. And if you can’t wait to get the ball rolling, our Advisors are here to help you each step of the way. Call us at 1-800-448-4919 for more information. Your body will be glad you did.

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Published: November 5, 2013 - Last Updated: March 29, 2021

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