In mid November 2012 I wanted to stop using my patches and start using Yam cream. So over a period of 3 months I began to reduce my patches, first I cut my patch in half for 6wks and then 1/4 for 6wks and then I no longer used them. At the same time I began to use the yam cream. I was feeling quite good, no mood swings, no head 😀 aches and full of energy. I’m soooo happy to come off the HRT.