I have decided to go through with the hysterectomy, not sure when it will be, but I had such horrible reactions to the hormones they gave me to stop the growth of the endometriosis (Lupron, 2 different BC pills and various other hormones I’m petrified to have my ovaries out as well as whatever the HRT will do to me. I just want to be me again! My hormones have been a wreck since I had children. Has anyone had good luck not taking HRT or using natural products? I don’t want to be depressed & anxious anymore! I obviously don’t want to have chronic pain any more from the stage 4 endometriosis hence the decision to have surgery which I have very much struggled with! I would love to hear about any positive experiences!
Posts tagged ‘HRT’
If you had your ovaries removed, it is very important for you to consider how you will replace the hormones your body provided to you through your ovaries. Many women, especially young HysterSisters, are confused about the need for hormone replacement therapy.
They often stop taking HRT within a few months after their surgery and then after a few months of misery return to their doctor’s office complaining of many medical issues. Your ovaries provided hormones essential to your health. Do not overlook this important aspect of your post-hysterectomy and oophorectomy (ovary removal) needs.
Talk to your doctor! Read more about menopause symptoms at HysterSisters.
The “hormone therapy replacement” question is complicated. Back and forth, in and out, we are given news reports from studies that prove HRT is good for us. Or bad for us. Or good under some circumstances. Or bad under those circumstances.
Here is another new study. Healthy women who go through menopause naturally may lower their risk of heart disease if they take hormone therapy in the early years of menopause, according to a new study.
Read more about this study here:
In the HysterSisters forums we ask our members to answer a short list of questions which sometimes inserts information into your profile like: What type of hysterectomy will/have you had? Did you keep your ovaries? Will you take HRT?
If you haven’t filled out your member survey, now is a great time!
Your member survey is a fast, easy questionaire that helps the staff serve you better!
Thanks for filling it out!
Every year about this time we are given a list of ways to conserve energy in Texas. That’s because, in case you don’t live in the South, our air conditioning blows full speed throughout vents in the house, forging off the heat that is creeping in wherever it can find a spot. It gets down-right hot in the Lone Star State.
We are encouraged to have our themostats set to 78 or above. We are encouraged (and sometimes city ordinance induced) to only water our lawns twice a week. Or just on Mondays. Or just at night on Thursday of a full moon.
So, you should get the picture that living in Texas, in the summer, can be a challenge with utilities.
Now, add in another layer of the uncontrollable: Menopause.
I don’t know about you but I think its cruel that the basic requirement to manage through the hot flashes and the night sweats makes a girl to feel guilty.
I follow the “themostat” at 78 rule during the day. But lordy, girls, I can’t sleep if I’m hot. My husband will have dropped off to sleep by evidence of the snoring. That’s when I make my move. I quietly get out of bed, head to the thermostat which is on the wall in our bedroom (thankfully!) and I crank the temperature downward. Or upward. Whichever it is to make it cooler. Colder. So I can sleep.
And in the morning, I sneak over to push it back up to 78.
I can’t be alone in this deception. Here’s to sleeping well – in the summer – during menopause.
We have forums for menopause at HysterSisters. Stop over there if you are managing with HRT or without HRT.
Over the years the news about estrogen therapy has been ambivalent. Some news is good. Other news is not so good. And if you are a woman who has had a hysterectomy and oophorectomy (ovaries removed) and you were pre-menopausal when you had your surgery, its even more frustrating. HRT is important to those of us who are on the young end of things.
Recently, more news has come out that points to the notion that the health risk post hysterectomy for younger women (this includes women in their 50′s) is not as high as previously reported.
Read over this report. I think its not only good news – but helpful!