I had no problems until the 1st oopharectomy in 10/04, then I began the hot flashes and night sweats.
Apparantly, the remaining ovary wasn't doing a very good job.I was tested and all hormone levels were ok?? But Dr put me on estradiol along with the prozac I had been already been taking.
After a few months with no changes, I stopped taking everything. I noticed no difference on or off the meds.
Once I had the 2nd ovary removed this past June, it's like I've hit a wall ,hot flashes, night sweats and insomina (which I think is the absolute worst!). Dr. put me on .625 of Premarin only to be taken off in 4weeks because of severe leg cramps and swelling.
Since I've been OFF the Premarin, no more hot flashes, few night sweats, but I can SLEEP
The only thing is this awful moodiness! I have 3 children, the oldest is only 11, and I feel absolutely horrible knowing what I put them through
My 4yo was running around the house, arms flailing "Call 911, Mommy's freaking out again!"
I have been reading alot, and am so confused
I think I want to try Effexor maybe for the moods ?
Hopefully when I see Dr. (he is my GP) one of the few Drs that actually sits down and REALLY listens.
We can figure something out I can't go on living like this.
I will keep you posted, and please do the same.