Hello Wray. I am writing in on behalf of my mom, as she does not use the comuter much. She is 62 years old, and has been battling horrible hot flashes for over 20 years. She was put on estrogen alone for 20 years, starting in her forties, for the hot flashes. A few years ago, her gynecologist took her off the the estrogen cold turkey, because he said that now the research shows that it is not good for her heart. She has been absolutely miserable for the last few years with the much increased hot flushes again. She finally has gone to a compounding pharmacist who does saliva testing, and he has her on estrovera (which is something over the counter, not sure what exactly it is or does) DHEA, and a cream that says pregen 2%, c-progest 2%. I have no idea how many milligrams she is taking as it is just a "pump". But I suspect that she is not on nearly enough progesterone. And it is costing her a lot of money. I have done extensive reading on your site, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting this information out there and being willing to take so much time to answer all of our individual questions. You have helped SO many people!! I think I gather that you do not recommend DHEA or estrogen of any kind (if that is what this estrovera is--not sure from the ingredient list). I've also seen that you recommend 400 mgs for 5 days for hot flashes of progesterone. So I just wanted to double check with you about what your recommendation would be for her. Do you feel that she should go off of everything she is taking, cold turkey, and just go to the 400 mgs. progesterone? And if so, if her hot flashes go away within 5 days, should she start decreasing right away? By like 16 mgs a day or any more than that? Thank you so very much for your time and caring!