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Menopause

Tolerating HRT

06/13/2011

Question:

Is it true that hormone replacement therapy can cause sleeplessness and headaches as side effects?? Is it possible that some women can`t take HRT because of these side effects??? It`s just that I`ve heard that some women feel even worse when put on HRT.

Answer:

All medications have side effects and they are different for each person. As with all medications, the risks (including side effects) must be weighed against the benefits.

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Response by:

Cynthia B Evans, MD Cynthia B Evans, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University