HRT over 70 years of age

by Anne
(Hot Springs, AR)

I have recently begun using NatPro with great results. I was very surprised that I would benefit at my advanced age. I informed my physician of the addition of daily progesterone cream during a routine visit and her response gave me pause. She said "ok for now" but "we'll want to stop after 70 years of age." Why? Because "they say" blah, blah, blah (I didn't get it.) So, I've been searching the internet for any info regarding HRT over 70 years of age and can find nothing.

So, my question is:

Do we stop HRT after reaching 70 years of age? And, if so, why?

Thanks to one and all for all you do for all of us. Am looking forward to your responses.

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Apr 17, 2015
HRT over 70 years of age
by: Wray

Hi Anne Well that gave me a good laugh! Why indeed, I have no idea, if you can get more out of her I'd love to hear it. I'm not sure how old you are, but obviously heading for 70? So am I, I'm now 67, and I'll be using it till I die! I am delighted the Natpro has helped you though. I must admit to not calling progesterone HRT, although strictly speaking it is. You might like to read our other pages on Menopause and How to use Progesterone Cream. Take care Wray

Apr 17, 2015
Find another doctor
by: Cricket

In my experience, many doctors trained to prescribe traditional medication for menopause are not open-minded enough or qualified to give advice about natural HRT. For years my doctor prescribed synthetic hormones and anti-depressants which were ineffective and I gained a lot of weight. When I wanted to get off of them, she warned that "my skin will look like crap." I went in a year later and she exclaimed how great I looked. When I told her I was taking BHRT, she criticized me and sabotaged me by prescribing a diuretic that blocked some of the hormones (androgen) I was taking, but didn't tell me. Quickly found another doctor.

Apr 18, 2015
Find another doctor
by: Joy

Hi Cricket

What a terrible thing for your doctor to have done and a good job that you found another doctor too.

All to often doctors either do not want to know about natural products or are pretty clueless! Such a pity, as no person needs to suffer because of it.

Feb 16, 2018
by: Anonymous

I am 72, had my ovaries removed last year because of cysts and family history of ovarian cancer, have now started hot flushes again particularly at night.

Can I use progesterone cream?

Feb 17, 2018
by: Joy

Yes you can use progesterone, between 100-200mg per day is needed. You may experience some estrogen dominance symptoms while progesterone becomes the dominant hormone. It does take time for progesterone to work, so time and patience is needed.

Vitamin D3 is also important as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies. Co-factors are also needed namely Magnesium and Vitamin K2 with NO soy.

Please read these pages.

How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance

Vitamin D3

Hot Flushes

Oct 02, 2020
who knows
by: Anonymous

I am 67 and have been on estrogen for over 17 years. I have tried pills, patches and now the gel. So the doctor now say I need to decrease my amount as I take 4 shot a day, gel four times 2 at night and 2 in the am. My life is 100% better and has been for a long time compared the hell I used to live in. Now a young gynecologist says I take too much and so I stopped taking one gel shot and tried the suppositories. Well lucky my burning, stinging, soreness etc ALL returned. So then I started to take more of the suppositories and my doctor now says you can't do that and refuses another script So if my symptoms get worse I will return to the 4th gel.

Number one, right now it is telephone medicine, I have never met this doctor and I don't want to anyway. She has no info on me, doesn't know me and she sounds 12. Guess what my quality of life out weighs everything else. To go back to years ago is not acceptable . So she dumped to go to a menopause clinic. I am now reading and all info suggests keep sane!!!!

Apr 22, 2021
Taking HRT for over 27 years, protects joints!
by: Bunty

Diagnosed with osteoarthritis 1985, details to follow - due to late hour!

Jun 17, 2021
HRT over 70 years of age
by: Anonymous

Do what makes you feel healthy and natural. I will soon be 73 I’ve been taking hormone therapy since I was going through menopause in my late 40s I look younger than my peers I feel better and have more energy than any of my friends and my mind is quick and active. I have a boyfriend 12 years younger than me I’m a widow, and I bodysurfed for the first time last year on a Texas coast! I was taking Premphase for years and because of the outrageous cost I started going to the generic estradiol and half a month supplementing that with progesterone. Can’t stress enough, life is short, as everyone says and it’s so true can’t believe I’m in my 70s but I want to feel good for all my life and the only person that can accomplish that the best for you is YOU. Kind regards friends…

Jun 18, 2021
HRT over 70 years of age
by: Joy

Hi there

Thanks for sharing your experience with us.  What an amazing person you are, bodysurfing at your age, well done!!  I am delighted that you have found a system that works for you. I am even more delighted to read that you are supplementing estrogen with progesterone. Sounds like your boyfriend is one lucky fella!

Unfortunately for most females, taking extra estrogen is causing major issues.

Take care and happy bodysurfing!

Aug 24, 2021
Hormones for women over 70
by: Anonymous

I have been on HRT since I was 38 years old.
Today I’m 70 years old and I have an OBGYN doctor who wants to wean me off my hormones. My original OBGYN doctor retired last year so this is why I had to find another doctor. Now I’m looking for a doctor that believes in hormones for older women. I feel better when I’m on my hormones.

How do you find the right doctor that will keep you on your hormones? I’m talking about HRT. I understand HRT does not work for everyone but it does work for me.

If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

Thank you!

Aug 25, 2021
Hormones for women over 70
by: Joy

Hi there

I am so pleased that your doctor wants to wean you off HRT. To my mind this should have been done years ago. You have been on HRT for too long. All drug based HRT's have a potential to cause harm.

Whilst I can't recommend any doctor who will help you, I can say that I doubt if you will find one to help you at your age. Perhaps someone else can suggest something.

I wish you well.

Aug 27, 2021
Q about timing
by: Anonymous

Hi- My Doc says the risk of taking hormone is way less than the breakdown of the body, bones etc from not taking them. I get concerned about cancer. I am 58 and haVe been taking them a year or less. All is good now, but I wonder if I should stop by 60 or 62? And if I do will all the symptoms come back? (Mainly hot flashes)

Aug 28, 2021
About Timing
by: Joy

Hi there

Unfortunately I don't agree with your doctor. I am 65 and have been using natural progesterone only for 17 years now and will continue to use it until the day I die. All drug based HRT's have a potential to cause harm. Cancer is a concern and I would seriously think about continuing.

If you stop taking HRT all your symptoms will return. Please consider using a good organic progesterone cream such as Natpro while you wean off HRT or even before. You will need support once you discontinue HRT. I suggest stopping now. It is far kinder on your body if you wean off HRT.

We do have a page on Hot Flushes if you care to read that and how progesterone helps them. You might also like to read the How to use Progesterone Cream and Estrogen Dominance pages.

Take care.

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