Tapering off HRT

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Hi, 

I have been on HRT for about 5 years (maybe longer).  I am now postmenopausal apparently (have had blood tests and a chat with the nurse about it).  I am thinking of tapering off HRT.  I take medication for hiatus hernia (Omoprozile) and I have read that this medication leeches B12 from ladies over 50 and I am also vegan and have been for 12 years.  Does anyone else have any advice on nutrition and supplements after stopping HRT..

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    If you discontinue your HRT you are very likely to be revisited by your old menapausal symptoms. Also you need to remember that HRT protects you against osteoparosis, arterioschlerosis and, to a lesser extent, dementia.
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      Hi Andrew.  Thanks for replying.  So how long is it appropriate to keep taking HRT for?  I was under the impression (comments from the nurse) that I should be thinking of coming off it as I am now post menopausal and have been taking it for over 5 years.
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    Hi I take Menopace plus by vitabiotics this has lots of good Vits & I also dont eat meat so I take B12 & Omega3.

    I do have muscle & bone pain so I take Osteocare by vitabiotics each evening.

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      Thank you Barbara!  I take Omega 3 and a multi vit with iron.  My diet lately has been rubbish so I need to sort that out.  I have osteoarthritis in my back, hips, knee and neck and I find that pilates, swimming and yoga help (plus heat pads and heat cream to a certain extent).
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