Hello....sadly my periods stopped in February 2018 at the age of 47. Since then I've had issues with my skin looking like really lumpy porridge, my hair thinning, energy levels dropping onset of aches and pains, exhaustion, weight gain around my stomach, I could go on but it's too depressing.... my GP who is lovely prescribed evorel sequi but I have since discovered that my mum had breast cancer at 75, although she's been clear for a number of years. I am really worried about taking HRT but I'm incredibly torn because I am so depressed with how rapidly I'm turning into a dried up prune. It's so painful being intimate with my partner that I've pretty much given up. Why is nature so cruel? I've heard that HRT can help with my symptoms but i am a little apprehensive and would love to hear from anyone who is taking evorel sequi and whether they have found it helpful or if there are any alternatives which carry less risk...on a lighter note...any ideas on hair and makeup would be great too...sadly on top of everything else I've become invisible... menopause...the gift that just keeps on giving!!!!!!!