FAQ’s on hysterectomy, partial hysterectomy, and hormones

I had a hysterectomy a number of years ago and have been on HRT ever since. But every time I try to kick the hormone habit I have severe rebound symptoms and have to resume it. How can I stop HRT?

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Millions of women post-hysterectomy now want to get off their HRT. Unfortunately, they are often told they have no good alternative. To learn how to stop your HRT naturally, read our article on what to expect when you’re getting off HRT.

You may have been told to expect a “second menopause.” It’s true that if you stop HRT suddenly and without adequate support, you will experience anew the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. But it isn’t truly a second menopause; rather it is withdrawal from the synthetic hormones to which your body has become accustomed.

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Published: November 25, 2013 - Last Updated: March 27, 2021

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