stressed the importance of having our hormone levels checked-there are three tests. It is a simple blood test. I'm in my 60's and have never taken HRT but having doubts about this decision. The participants on Oprah listed all their problems: depression, fatigue, aches, etc. All of these problems appear with Fibro and appear to worsen with women going thru menopause. I have read some articles on this site that seem suggest that HRT is important with Fibro. Please let me know your experiences with HRT and do you think that it has any bearing on your level of pain caused by Fibro. Thank you for any responses.