I've been struggling with the same problem and finally broke down and went to a Homeopathic Dr yesterday. She gave me tons of information on handling surgical menopause. She told me all the things listed below should be ordered from a compounding pharmacy- the one I use is The Healthy Hotline 1 (800) 603-0339. This is what she told me to do:
Take three 5HTP in the evening with dinner. This is for:
A natural and safe alternative to tryptophan.
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is used by the body to synthesize serotonin, a neurohormone needed for melatonin production, appetite regulation, and mood regulation. 5-HTP is a natural product extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia plant, unlike tryptophan which is produced synthetically or through bacterial fermentation. Plus, 50 mg of 5-HTP is roughly equivalent to 500 mg of tryptophan.
Take 2 DL Phenylalanine in the morning with meals. This is for:
Hypoallergenic. D and L forms of phenylalanine in a 50/50 mix. L-phenylalanine is frequently supplemented by orthomolecular medical doctors and psychiatrists because it is reported to be very beneficial with different forms of depression. Patients currently taking MAO inhibitors should not be on DLPA. D-phenylalanineis a synthetic mirror image of the L form, but is known to be far more effective with pain syndrome.
Progestrone Cream: Use in the morning after your shower and in the evening before bed. Applicatiion should be the amount of an almond. This is For:
ProGest has been used by health care practitioners for their female patients for nearly a quarter century. As the first transdermal progesterone cream available, it has a long
history of clinical use and physician satisfaction. ProGest may be used alone or with other products that support women's health and well-being. USP Progesterone(natural progesterone) is made
from naturally occurring plant sterols in a patented process developed by chemist, Russell Marker in 1942. Diosgenin, a sterol from wild yam(Dioscoria) root, has historically been used for the production of natural progesterone. Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum of the ovary, and to a lesser degree from the adrenal glands of both sexes. Progesterone has multiple roles in the body. Primarily, it is required for successful implantation of a fertilized egg, fetal development, balancing the effects of Estrogen, a myriad of intrinsic biologic properties, and as a precursor to other steroid hormones.
Take 3 of The Calcium/Magnesium Bone Density in the evening before bed. This is For:
Bone Density Formula is a physician-formulated dietary Supplement which provides calcium, magnesium, boron, and other vital nutrients to enhance bone density and strength. Magnesium and boron have been shown to increase calcium
absorption and utilization. Clinical studies have demonstrated that regular exercise and a healthy diet with enough calcium helps teens and young adult white and Asian women maintain good bone health. For all persons with a family history of osteoporosis, menopausal women, and elderly men and women,
adequate calcium is linked to a reduced risk risk of osteoporosis through the mechanism of slowing the rate of bone loss. For growing teenagers who do not get adequate calcium in their diet, calcium supplementation is recommended.
Take 1 B-Complex in the morning. This is for:
As a complex, the B vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system and are perhaps the most
important nutritional factor for healthy nerve cells. The B vitamins also play a role in the conversion of carbohydrates into energy, in
the metabolism of fats and protein, and in the maintenance of muscle tone in the GI tract. The B vitamins support the integrity
of the skin, hair, and liver.
Take 2 Folic Acid in the morning with a meal. This is for:
Folate functions with vitamin B12 and ascorbic acid in the breakdown and utilization of proteins. It is necessary for
the growth and reproduction of red and white blood cells, the formation of nucleic acids, the conversion of homocysteine to
methionine, and the production of gastric HCl. Folic acid is essential for normal fetal neural development.
Take 3 Vitamin E (400 IU each). This is for:
HOT FLASHES! INGREDIENTS:
EACH SOFTGEL CAPSULE CONTAINS: %DV
d-Alpha Tocopherol...............400 IU 1333 from Mixed Tocopherols including d-Alpha, d-Beta, d-Gamma and d-Delta Tocopherols
derived from natural vegetable oils. Contains no yeast, corn, wheat, barley, sugar, starch, milk, coloring or preservatives.
Take 1 Adrenal Glandular in the Morning. This is for:
A raw concentrate (not an extract) of bovine adrenal. Adrenal supplements are commonly used to support disturbances of blood sugar such as hypoglycemia, and in chronic fatigue
patients to enhance energy levels. Valuable in most auto-immune conditions where inflammations and exhaustion play a big role.
Glands processed at low temperature to preserve natural constituents.
She also told me to drink 4 cups of Green Tea (2 in the am and 2 in the pm) a day to help with weight loss (I gained 20 lbs after I quit smoking). To see my Dr and to request a Bone Scan to find out my baseline.... she said this is crucial since the majority of bone loss happens immediately after the surgery. She also gave me some drops that she put together while I watched that immediately stop hot flashes! I put 10 drops underneath my tongue and the hot flash stopped!
Hope this helps!