Finally got a doctor's appointment for next Monday - I'm going to ask about trying oestrogen cream for sore lady bits. Has been quite bothersome lately and its driving me nuts. However, I'm now wondering whether to ask about going on HRT tablets - can anyone give me some advice about this? My main questions are: 1. Can HRT make you look/feel more "youthful"? I'm concerned that since I hit the menopause 3 years ago, I have really aged. My skin isnt too bad (no real wrinkles) but everything seems to be sagging - jowls, boobs, eyelids. I just look old & knackered! My hair seems to be falling out too. Can HRT help with this? 2. Can it help with general moodiness / mood swings? I'm a miserable s*d sometimes and feel really sorry for my family having to cope with it. 3. Does it help a scatty memory? I know my memory is often poor (husband jokes about sending me to the memory clinic with my mum!) I realise my scatterbrain memory might be due to other things; I am caring for my mum who has alzheimers as well as trying to be a mum and holding down a job, so I have many many things to remember and I feel my memory simply cant cope sometimes. 4. Does HRT give you back your periods? I dont really want this as I've really enjoyed not having them every month. Any advice would be great. Thanks.