I think we've all experienced different times frames on when and what kind of meno symptoms began appearing.
My own experience was and is fairly mild (thank goodness). I didn't begin getting any hot flashes or night sweats until I was about two months post op, IIRC. I did have some sleep disruptions at first but I think most of that was related to the napping throughout the day. Its kind of hard for me to tell when the "real" insomnia hit as I started chemotherapy about a month after surgery and one of the medications I was given to help the nausea knocked me out. Once I was past the majority of the after effects from that is when I believe I started having troubles sleeping but again, I've had some other issues going on which are also contributing to that so
. Clear as mud eh?
I also take the 800 i.u. of Vitamin E and I have noticed an increase in the hot flashes when I've missed it for any length of time.
As far as the remainder of any meno symptoms, I think I'm one of the lucky ones. I haven't noticed any real problems with mood swings and such. I do get grumpier when I'm hungry :evil: but I think that a lingering effect of the chemo also.
With the weight issue, its probably too early to tell this soon post op. I don't know how this affected the other gals here but I gained then I lost after surgery. I've since gained back what I lost but am not far above where I started.
I hope your recovery will be swift and uneventfull and please do try to be patient and let your body heal.