I hail from Montreal, QC, Canada where it is very difficult to even find a family doctor never mind a gyn. I have read alot ot information online and in books to school my self on menopause and the best way to relieve its symptoms without resorting to HRT. A book by Dr. John R. Lee MD promotes the use of progesteron creams and he also recommends soy. I came across your site and have read almost all of the blogs that have been posted. I am a vegeterian who eats only fish and have been eating alot of soy based products to replensih my protein but I see that you strongly advise women to not take soy, what am I to do? I have also ordered a brand of progestrene cream online and see that mine is derived from soy so I now feel I should stop using it. I ordered your cream instead and am waiting its arrival. There was also a disclaimer on the cream I ordered that states "Progesterone causes cancer" I must tell you putting it on 2 a day everyday after reading that comment makes me very nervous. Does it cause cancer? I am 51 have been having symptoms for 3 years now I guess I am official menopausal as my last period was Feb 2011. I suffer from hot flashs/night sweats, irritability, weird headaches, ringing in my ears, fuzzy in my head. There is so much conflicting information out there it is hard to make the right choice. Good news is my sister in law just told me her gyn is now accepting new patients so I will call Monday to schedule an appt. By the way am I talking to a doctor on this blog?