Our expert says:
You don't say whether your ovaries were removed or not. If they were, it would mean that you are now menopausal and this could explain your symptoms. Even if they were not, you are at the age when the menopause will happen very soon. Oestrogen replaces that which your ovaries are no longer producing and therefore relieves symptoms. It also protects against osteoporosis and colon cancer. The price you pay for this is that there is a small increase in the risk of breast cancer. You really have to decide which is more important for you. The dose you are on is very low. In terms of alternatives, there are medications which help just for hot flushes, such as Dixarit, but these do not have the other protective effects. Some of the herbal products may also help symptoms in some women.
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