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I have been on a hormone pill for 17 years.

By Anonymous December 22, 2018 - 7:22pm
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I have no problems so far as long as take the pill. They say you should not take more than one year because of side effects. Every time I try to go of them hot and cold flashes are in possible to deal with. I have been off for about two months now extremely difficult dealing with. I will break out in a sweat in public. My face will be dripping wet and body then get cold afterwards . How long will this last continue it has been 17 years since operation?

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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for posting!

Quitting HRT is especially difficult for women who have been taking hormones for 10 years or more. Hot flashes can pass after a few years. If they don't, they usually get less intense over time. Dressing in layers, drinking cool drinks, avoiding spicy food and alcohol, and exercising daily can help. Also, quitting smoking (if you smoke).


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