I had a total hysterectomy when I was 36, my ovaries were also taken. I was in surgical menopause for a week then put on Premarin for a few months which didn't suit me. I changed to the Estraderm Patch which was much better. I'm now 49 and have come off the patches after being advised to do so by my Gp. Will I still go through the menopause the same as any other woman would because I'm having hot flushes and bad night sweats ?