HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hormone Issues (HRT - No HRT) > No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Weight loss on estrogen hormone therapy Weight loss on estrogen hormone therapy

Thread Tools
Unread 11-13-2012, 03:40 PM
Weight loss on estrogen hormone therapy

Has anyone had significant weight loss following surgical menopause whilst taking estrogen.
I have about 100 pounds to lose and am concerned that hormone repkacement may put on more weight.
I have started weight watchers and walking more do far following op.
Unread 11-13-2012, 03:44 PM
Re: Wright loss on estrogen hormone therapy

I haven't had huge weight loss, but I was not really overweight before surgery. I was trying to shed some pounds that I had put on before surgery. It did take about a year for things to stabilize for me. I was than able to shed the weight I had put on before my tah/bso. The last year or so I was finding that my pants were becoming very snug, when I went to the doc and got on the scale I found that I had put on about 15 pounds. I've been able to drop about 10 of those.

You may find that you need to change things as what worked in the past may not work now. For me, doing the lo carb thing is working. My tummy is much happier with me.

Here's two good articles on the issue of weight and menopause:

Good luck!
Unread 11-13-2012, 04:31 PM
Re: Wright loss on estrogen hormone therapy

Good for you for starting Weight Watchers and walking. I've lost 50 lbs over the past year. I was 54 when I had my surgery 2 years ago. I'm at my goal weight for the first time in many years and I feel great. When I decided to get serious about losing weight, I counted calories, ate whole foods and exercised a lot. I especially love Zumba and practicing yoga.

I've been on Vivelle Dot .1 mg estrogen patch 2x/week since the surgery. I've tried losing weight many times before my surgery without success. Having a prolapsed uterus, incontinence and heavy painful periods made exercising a challenge.

I did it and so can you!
Sponsored Links
Unread 11-14-2012, 05:57 AM
Re: Wright loss on estrogen hormone therapy

I also needed to lose about 20 pounds, but, I placed that on the back burner till I got my HRT where I want. One worry at a time I decide. Once I felt comfortable back in my life I also did the weight watchers point thing and was able to take the weight off. I have kept it off for a year now.
Unread 11-14-2012, 06:45 AM
Re: Weight loss on estrogen hormone therapy

I have been able to lose weight for the first time in a while. I found without the PMS and constant mood swings it was easier to stay on track.

Since hysterectomy, I lost 60 lbs, then stopped paying attention and 15 back on, and now am back on track to lose it again.

I eat primal mostly (veg, fruits, meats, nuts), but I also don't eat over 75 carbs a day. Giving up grains and dairy helped me tremendously with weight and health. When I decide to go off plan it's usually some type of potato (my weakness).

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
1 Reply, Last Reply 12-08-2011, Started By kcdoodle
2 Replies, Last Reply 04-05-2011, Started By gear2011
4 Replies, Last Reply 12-27-2010, Started By Adnyl68
1 Reply, Last Reply 05-09-2008, Started By Sheila6830
3 Replies, Last Reply 05-11-2006, Started By RhondaSebas
0 Reply, Started By RhondaSebas
1 Reply, Last Reply 11-13-2004, Started By rose-buddie
1 Reply, Last Reply 07-09-2004, Started By gwenwestfall1
13 Replies, Last Reply 04-16-2004, Started By Stardust1959
7 Replies, Last Reply 03-28-2003, Started By leslieo
3 Replies, Last Reply 01-08-2003, Started By brandiloo2
4 Replies, Hormone and Menopause Central
8 Replies, Hormone and Menopause Central
14 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Natural Meno Post Hysterectomy - Kept Ovaries
13 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
9 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
4 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause


Hysterectomy News

May 24,2017


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

Featured Videos

Dr. Terry answers questions about bone density and oste...

Dr. Rebecca Booth answers many questions about menopaus...

Dr. Rebecca Booth answers questions about menopause....

Dr. Rebecca Booth discusses keeping ovaries with hyster...