Stopping Hormone Therapy Has More Potential Side Effects Than Resurgance of Hot Flashes
"Some women are at risk for developing depression after hormone therapy (HT) discontinuation, and the presence of a past depression during perimenopause increases that individual risk," Dr. Peter J. Schmidt, from the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland,was quoted to say in a Medscape report. The numbers of women suffering just because of inadequate hormone therapy is not known. But if you are experiencing hot flashes or other menopausal symptoms in menopause, please see your health care provider to help decide if any treatment is indicated.
The risk of depression increases up to three-fold in women going through menopause, and it is very important to not let clinical depression go without treatment.