Full Hysterectomy 8 months ago. Ovaries, cervix uterus everything. I am 46 years old I am having so much trouble with hrt estrogen estradiol . My side effects are as follows severe tinnitus, phelgm in my lungs and coughing, high blood pressure, weight gain, high cholesterol, positive ANA test boderline lupus numbers, high hscrp test, pains behind my eyes, breathing pain issues, low grade fever, forehead pain, stuffy nose like allergies...all of this has been since I started hrt which was right after my surgery. Before my blood pressure was 110/70 now runs high 155/95 at times. Blood pressure spikes all the time. Strange taste in the back of my throat like a nasal drip. How do I tell what is surgical menopause and what is a reaction to the patch/ Cream bioidentical estradiol? How do I tell what a hot flash is versus when I have a 99 degree temp? I have tried every dosage down to .375 and still cant handle it..tried .1 for a week felt like I was going to have a stroke. .5 totally unbearable. What can I do??? I feel I am too young to not have replacement and yet replacement feels like its hurting my body. I do have hasimoto's thyroid but that has been regulated for 10 years. I take synthroid. Had my estradiol test came back at 17. Doctor said it was low. I can't get it any higher I can't take the side effects. Should I drop hrt all together?