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I'm 50 years old and haven't had a period for 22 months. I began getting hot flushes soon after my periods stopped but they came and went, usually only lasting for a few weeks and then going for months. They came back last October and haven't left this time. They are disturbing my sleep and I'm dreading hot weather. I tried HRT in January but the GP gave me the wrong type and it made me have a period so I stopped taking it (I do not want periods again). I went back and was given Kliofem, which also made me start to 'spot' so I came off immediately and had a full blown period. Having read information the effects of HRT I'm pretty terrified about taking it - I meet women who tell me that they've taken it for years and it's wonderful, and others that say they wouldn't touch it - including my Mum and Aunt. Am I being paranoid and suffering needlessly? My GP said there are lots of others to try but I don't want to be worried in case I start an unexpected period all the time or that I will develop womb or breast cancer. Also, I have a history of heart disease in my family. Arrrgh! Going round in circles!
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