Ladies, Is anyone here in menopause? I went in November to have a hernia repair and ended up having a total hysterectomy. I was a little devastated at the news as I was trying to have one more child. Anyway I had to make a split decision on getting hormone replacement therapy. Anyone know the pros and cons of this? Should I be trying to go through the change naturally? Please guys, no jokes about mood swings, this is serious as there are other side effects such as osteoporosis, vaginal dryness, breast cancer risk to be considered.