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I've been on HRT, very happily, since my menopause at 45 (I'm now 67). My doctor is really pressing me now to come off it. Personally, I believe in 'if it ain't broke, why fix it?'. I am (as far as I know!) in very good health: I walk for over an hour a day, work out, eat extremely well, don't smoke, am not overweight, I'm still working part-time, I don't have any cancer history in my family and feel full of energy and bonhomie! The risks relating to HRT and breast cancer are now proved to be unfounded and anyway there is no breast cancer in my family. The risk, apparently, that rises after 60 on HRT is stroke. However, doctors also say that you are 43% less likely to have a stroke if you exercise an hour every day, which I do. So, is it not reasonable to say that as long as I am low risk, and as long as I feel great on HRT, why come off it? My age group are all one big experiment anyway and in America I know women can be on it till they drop. The question is: can my doctor force me to give HRT up?
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