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Unread 05-06-2003, 05:00 PM
Feeling Miserable

Hi Ladies, I hope some one has the same feeling that I do, if not I don't know who I can talk to or where to go to find out. I had a TAH a year and a half ago. Prior to the surgery I was constantly bleeding, heavy and anemic. When I wasn't bleeding which was about 1 week out of the month I felt terrific, lot's of energy. Had the surgery and have felt terrible every single day since. Weight gain, legs hurt, no energy, I could sleep 24/7, no desire for sex,skin is dry, hair is thin and dry, moody and last but not least depressed. I took my self off of the HRT 6 months ago because of everything I was hearing and reading about it. When I was taking the HRT I still felt terrible. I was hoping that not taking the HRT would make me feel better. I have to force myself to do everything from working to house work to shopping. I honestly feel terrible. I have spoken to my GYN and at first he changed my HRT but no difference, now he just tells me it may take time. It's been almost 2 years, when will I feel better.
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Unread 05-06-2003, 06:33 PM

Apart from the skin dryness and other obviouse hormone related symptoms you described you could also be suffering from depression. The tiredness and having to force yourself to get out of bed and do things could indicate clinical depression. Have you ever been on anti-depressants? If HRT hasn't worked for you perhaps making some dietry changes may help. Perhaps you could try seeing a natropath (sorry if you've already tried this - I know how annoying it is when people give you all these wonderful ideas when you've already tried everything! )

Hope you get some relief soon and become a happier person.
Unread 05-06-2003, 09:22 PM
Feeling Miserable

Hi (((((Jona)))))) and welcome to Hyster Sisters I'm so sorry you've been having such a hard time since your hyst

Most of your symptoms sound like they would be due to going through surgical menopause without the benefit of HRT. For that reason, I am going to suggest that you visit our sister site, The Hormone Jungle, where you'll find lots of information regarding Surgical Menopause. Just click here to get there. You'll also find lots of valuable information as well as the support that you'll find on any of the Hyster Sister message board in The Hormone Jungle message board. Just click here to get there. Since you are currently going through menopause without the benefits of HRT, you might also want to visit The No-Hormone Desert Oasis message board, where you'll find others going through surgical menopause without using HRT. Some are doing it by choice, other because they can't take HRT. Just click here to get there.

Some of your problems may also be due to other issues, including depression, and a visit to your doctor might shed a bit of on the reasons you're having such a hard time. Sometimes, relief is readily available, providing we ask for it.

Sending lots of healing s your way. Please let us know how you're doing.
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Unread 05-07-2003, 10:43 AM
Feeling Miserable


Just wondered after reading your message if you had had your thyroid checked?

I had depression after my hysterectomy last October. But I did not have the other symptoms that you have.

It was just a thought. take care. love and light
Unread 05-07-2003, 01:24 PM
Feeling Miserable

Bobby, you took the words right out of my mouth!!

Jona I would definetly have them check your thyroid. I had ALOT of the same symptoms you described and was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. I now am on thyroid meds and feeling much better. I also am on an antidepressant and anxiety meds that help a bunch too.

I do have a question for you, Do your feet ever feel like they are freezing?

I hope you can find out soon why you are feeling so badly. Let us know what you find out..

I will say an extra prayer for you!!

Unread 05-07-2003, 04:00 PM

I currently am on Zoloft, so if I feel like this while taking this can you imagine how I would feel if I didn't? I know I should exercise and try and lose weight but I honestly do not have the energy. I get maybe 3 or 4 solid hours of sleep each night because I am constantly up and down going to the bathroom. Then I have to get up at 4:30 for work, come home from work at 5 do normal things in the house and then it's time for bed and start again. My legs throb with pain when I'm in bed and even at work at my desk. My calves hurt when I walk. I have headaches, I feel like I can't remember things anymore, the list goes on and on. I take a multivitamin and my regular meds, I have been reading about evening primrose oil, has any one else tried this?

sorry for complaining, maybe I should accept things the way they are.
Unread 05-07-2003, 07:00 PM
Feeling Miserable


I can completely understand what you are going through. I am just under 7 months post op and feel much the same way that you do. I have had my thyroid checked, still have an ovary, take bc pills because it's cystic, and take Effexor and Elavil (anti-depressants). I ended up resigning from my job in January because I just couldn't do it. I didn't feel it was fair to my family or to my employer.

Has your doctor every mentioned MPS, FMS or CFS to you? I was DX with MPS last summer and then FMS and CFS a few months ago. Just a thought....something you might want to check into.

You definitely shouldn't have to "accept things the way they are." I am still looking for those elusive answers as many of the other (((sisters))) here are. Feel free to e-mail or pm me if you'd like to talk.
Unread 05-08-2003, 05:03 PM
Feeling Miserable

((((Jona))))) I am so sorry you're feeling this way, despite the Zoloft and the multi-vitamin. ((((Sweetie)))), please do have a look through The Hormone Jungle and No-Hormone Desert Oasis message board: you'll hopefully find others going through some of the same issues you're going through.

Regarding the aching legs, have you ever heard of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)? I have it and, in my case, it doesn't cause pain, but it does play havock with my sleep.

Here's a link to a thread listing lots of resources on RLS:


((((Jona))))) I agree with vbjacks5: you deserve to find an answer and to get the relief you so badly needed. I wish you the best of luck in finding it.


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