what is everyones opinion regarding HRT? From what I have been reading, menapause casues muscle wasting, weight gain, hot flashes and it also causes your good cholesterol to go low and bad cholesterol to go higher. The article also said hot flashes should go away about one year after menopause begins. I had a total, complete hysterectomy three years ago, and my hot flashes are worse than ever. A year ago my cholesterol was borderline but my good chloresteral was high and by bad chloreterol was low. Now it is the otherway around. Bad is up, good is down. Menapause causes that too. So if I take hrt, it could help my chloresterol, muscle and hot flashes. I know there is a higher chance of cancer. Dr. said if my cholesterol did not go down he was going to put me on nistaten. On the news tonight, it said Nistatin puts you at risk for cancer. Don't know what to do. I just don't feel very good for a long time. Anyone here do hrt?