Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
From the description of your symptoms, it appears that you have been suffering from a post-menopausal syndrome (artificial menopause induced by the hysterectomy
). It is good that you have been getting relief with the Hormone Replacement Therapy
To answer your question, you do not have to continue HRT life-long and it can be weaned off after some time. Women who experience early menopause for any reason should take HRT until at least till the age of 45 years to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis
, heart disease
, and dementia. Beyond this, there is no specific time frame for which treatment has to be continued, but the general consensus is that HRT should be given at the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time (depending on the improvement)
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar