I'm one of ladies that had a tah/bso and didn't use any hrt afterward as long as I could. I went 11 weeks and 6 days before I started.
I did try a few different kinds and I just didn't feel quite right. I had different side effects from different medications.
I decided about a week ago to go back to natural and I'm doing alot better.
You need to do what is best for you. I have done both and prefer to have no hrt.
Here are a few things I highly recommend if you decide not to use hrt.
chillow ~ it's great for sleeping. I've been using mine since 2 weeks after my surgery.
Fan ~ I put it on when I go to bed at night.
Vitamins ~ I highly recommend the hot flash cocktail
Hot Flash Cocktail
• 400 IU vitamin e (mixed d-tocopherols)
• 500-600 mg calcium citrate with 400 IU vitamin d
• 200 mg magnesium citrate
• 500 mg vitamin c with bioflavonoids
• Omega-3 fatty acids (equivalent of 360 mg DHA & 240 mg EPA) (I’m using epo 2600 mg and flaxseed oil 1000mg)
I also use natural progesterone cream. I also started natural estrogen cream.
A suggestion .. if you are going to use natural progesterone cream I highly recommend Dr John Lee's book what your doctor may not tell you about menopause.
Here's his web site for some information.
I hope this helps..