Hi, I was put into menopause at 39 due to having to have my ovaries removed. The advice I was given was to take HRT until around 50, to offset the risks associated with early menopause. As a consequence I'm on high dose HRT, which will gradually be reduced in time.
For me, the HRT has been fabulous and has stopped any of the issues associated with menopause. I was very worried about coping with mood swings and lack of sleep, when looking after two small children! As I understand it there are loads of variations of HRT, from patches, creams, pills and combinations with the coil. Chelsea & Westminster has a specialist team if you find your GP is unsure of the options. For me, high dose daily pills have been fine once I got in the habit of taking them at the same time everyday for consistency.
It can sometimes feel a bit funny thinking about a phase of life being over, especially no chance of having more children and it being something that happens to "old people", but to be honest I just try not to dwell on those thoughts as it's done, and they won't make me feel any better about it. Luckily the HRT has made day to day life absolutely fine, maybe even a bit better mood wise than without it before! Good luck and do get in touch if I can help x