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  #531  
Unread 10-22-2007, 11:03 AM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

I know an endocrinologist deals with thyroid but I wonder if they also deal just with hormones. Does anyone know?
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  #532  
Unread 10-22-2007, 11:06 AM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

WEll I know an endocronologist works with the thyroid and metabolism so I don't know if you would contact one for your HRT. Your Dr. should be able to tell you whom you need to talk to or refer you to the right Dr. Hang in there, things will get better. I had the night sweats for about 2 weeks and then they left.
  #533  
Unread 10-22-2007, 11:48 AM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the endocrine system and its specific secretions called hormones.

Don't you just love Wikipedia!!
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  #534  
Unread 10-22-2007, 11:56 AM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

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Originally Posted by Recovery
Thanks everyone for your relies about HRT. It is complicated, and I have not read that book (maybe it's in the library ?) I just get so tired from not sleeping as a direct result of the night sweats. I have a call into my doc, so I will question him. I wish I could find a specialist. What would the name of the specialist be called besdies OB/GYN?
I got the book from my library but I am probably going to get my own copy. I found it on Amazon.

I can relate to what you are feeling. I am having a hard time sleeping and I have night sweats on and off.
  #535  
Unread 10-22-2007, 01:03 PM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

Hey, thanks Cajen!
  #536  
Unread 10-22-2007, 02:21 PM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

OK, my ob/gyn called me back. He called in a Rx for Estradiol in pill form (it is a bioidential hormone) because the Vivelle dot patch is more expensive and I can't afford to keep making the huge COBRA payments to keep my benefits. He likes the patch better because it bypasses the liver and also gets into your blood stream more effeciently. He is starting me out with a low dose, 1 gram, so I will go pick it up today and give it a try. I think one of you said you are taking Estradiol, but I have a hard time maneuvering around this website. Whoever you are, did you experience any bad side effects? I looked it up online and it said it could cause nausea, vomiting and mirgraine headaches! Geez, I don't want to trade a set of problems for a different set of problems. As a side note, he said smoking or drinking can definiately increase your hot flashes. I guess I need to stop those ugly habits. The smoking is so hard for me to put down! I guess I could get the nicatine patch and be on 10 different meds, grrrr.
Thanks! and Hugs!
  #537  
Unread 10-22-2007, 04:11 PM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

Not healing.... I saw my doctor last Wed. because I have new and more pain. My surgery was 9/11/07. She said that my vaginal stitches are not healing! Have any of you had this happen? I am back on pain pills and getting discouraged. I want to get back to my regular life but can't seem to do anything much without pain.
  #538  
Unread 10-22-2007, 04:37 PM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

I am set for my 6 week post-op check Wed and I am still not sure what to expect. Because I've had hives off and on from who-knows-what for months now, I have been taking a steroid for the past month. I know they say that can slow healing after surgery, so I don't know what that would affect.
I do know I'm still having some pain management issues, because I can't take NSAID's like motrin or aleeve, I am limited to tylenol and that does no good at all. Because of my situation not being as drawn out, I am a new patient with my gyn. I only saw him twice before surgery. He was pretty adamant at the 2 week point that I should be almost done with pain meds. So when I refilled my med after that he went from Lortab to Darvocet (which isn't much more helpful than tylenol) - and I told the nurse at the time that he needed to know that it took two of the darvocet for relief from even milder pains. When I drive, no matter how long, I end up with pain like there are softballs in my abdomen where my ovaries were. *sigh* I am ready to get back to my life too!
I know one thing for sure... there was NO WAY I was prepared for the recouperating this has been. I knew 'take it easy for 6 weeks' was going to be a challenge, but I thought it would be me trying to do too much too soon. I can't do that if I want to...just doing what I *should* be able to do kicks my butt... overdoing it means I go to a youth football game where I have to walk less than 1/4mile to the field. Any hills and I'm shot! Is anyone else having to still take pain meds without any type of setbacks technically happening? I'm not in constant pain, but sitting/standing/driving all tend to be very short lived before I have to lie back down. At 2 days shy of 6 weeks I am wondering if the dr is just going to tell me it's normal~?
  #539  
Unread 10-22-2007, 05:23 PM
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  Quote:
Originally Posted by CaJen
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the endocrine system and its specific secretions called hormones.

Don't you just love Wikipedia!!
Thanks Jennifer, Wikipedia is great. Thanks for sharing the info.
  #540  
Unread 10-22-2007, 05:36 PM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by Recovery
OK, my ob/gyn called me back. He called in a Rx for Estradiol in pill form (it is a bioidential hormone) because the Vivelle dot patch is more expensive and I can't afford to keep making the huge COBRA payments to keep my benefits. He likes the patch better because it bypasses the liver and also gets into your blood stream more effeciently. He is starting me out with a low dose, 1 gram, so I will go pick it up today and give it a try. I think one of you said you are taking Estradiol, but I have a hard time maneuvering around this website. Whoever you are, did you experience any bad side effects? I looked it up online and it said it could cause nausea, vomiting and mirgraine headaches! Geez, I don't want to trade a set of problems for a different set of problems. As a side note, he said smoking or drinking can definiately increase your hot flashes. I guess I need to stop those ugly habits. The smoking is so hard for me to put down! I guess I could get the nicatine patch and be on 10 different meds, grrrr.
Thanks! and Hugs!

Recovery, I sure hope the meds work well for you and don't have any side effects. The insomnia and hot flashes are tough.

My brother gave up smoking. He smoked for 10 or 15 yrs I think. Anyway he took a new pill and I can find out the name and it sort of blocked the brain from the addiction. He has not smoked now in 4 months. He said it was amazing. He said it took the desire away.

Reinventingrobin, I hear you when you say it's been a tough 6 weeks. I hope you are feeling better soon. Hang in there.

Hugs and Blessings to all,
Kathy
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