Women who taper HT report significantly lower menopausal symptom scores after discontinuation compared to women who go ‘cold turkey', a survey shows. However tapering HT was also associated with resumption of therapy at a later date, researchers found.
Discontinuing postmenopausal hormone therapy: an observational study of tapering versus quitting cold turkey: is there a difference in recurrence of postmenopausal symptoms?
Haskell, Sally G et al
Menopause 2009;16 (3) 494-99
Tapering versus cold turkey: symptoms versus successful discontinuation of menopausal hormone therapy
Suffoletto, J.; Hess, R.
Menopause 2009; 16 (3): 436-37
Content updated 1 June 2009