I have read so much conflicting information on this topic.
Some experts claim that no woman still having periods should take estrogen, but should take progesterone only for the second half of her cycle. Only after twelve months without a period should estrogen be added.
Others claim that, as soon as the typical symptoms of (peri)menopause appear, women should be put on both E and P. But symptoms of perimenopause can appear years before periods stop...! Some even claim you can be menopausal and still have periods...
Therefore, it would be really interesting to find out how other members successfully dealt with symptoms such as excessive sweating, night sweats, sleep disturbances and moodiness. Did you start taking both estrogen and progesterone before you had not had a period for twelve consecutive months, or did you take progesterone only until that happened...?
Whatever worked for you, did you take synthetic or natural hormones?