Hi ... I am 50 years old. My last period was in October of 2011, so approximately 15 months ago. I have had my thyroid tested ... it was 1.8 and my dr told me it was in the 'normal' range. This past December, I was prescribed Trazodone to help me sleep as I had not slept through the night in over a year. Since I started taking the Trazodone, I am sleeping better. I still have nights that I will wake up but I am able to fall back to sleep right away instead of being awake for several hours. Hot flashes are my biggest problem ... they do happen during the day but intensify in the evening. Occasionally, I do have night sweats. I had a dr appointment scheduled in February and I was informed last week that my dr has some sort of illness and has retired so now, I am in the hunt for a new dr. I'm sure her remedy would have been HRT. I am leary of HRT because of the side effects. I am looking for suggestions if anyone has some to offer ... thanks!View Thread
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