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    HRT after hysterectomy
    An_250981 posted:
    I had a hysterectomy 15 years ago and was taking Estratest until last year when the drug company discontinued it. Pharmacist found EST ESTROGN MTST HS as a replacement but that is now discontinued. I had a tough time finding the right HRT 15 years ago and am wondering what are my options. I don't have my ovaries any longer. Don't want to be grouchy, fat, lose my sex drive, or dingy (that might be tough with or without HRT).

    Are there any natural solutions?

    At age 55+, do I still need HRT? What are the risks?
    Anon_6061 responded:
    As a woman who's also had a hysterectomy (and ovaries removed), I've discovered that if I still had all my parts my ovaries would produce hormones into my 80's. So I personally plan to take HRT the rest of my life. Although HRT hasn't returned me to my pre-hysterectomy self, I can't imagine living without it.

    Are you sure you can't get an Estratest equivalent/generic somewhere else? I've heard of Covaryx which is similar. Has it been discontinued? There are so many estrogen options out there. But it can take a bit of trial and error to find the best one for you. And the Estratest (or similar) pills are the only FDA approved HRT with testosterone that I'm aware of. So you would need to use a man's T or get something compounded.

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