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Unread 10-08-2004, 09:27 PM
Just wondering

I'm just wondering how long after surgery was it before you experience hot flashes, night sweats and so on? That is what i've been most worried about. I'm 4 weeks post op and the dr put me on estrace 2mg. My DH doesn't think that 2mg would help anything..can someone enlighten me so I can enlighten him?? I wouldn't want to go without it. I don't think i've had any symptons or if I have they haven't been bad enough for me to notice. Any information will be appreciated..thank you...
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Unread 10-08-2004, 09:43 PM
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Hi Debbie!

Hormones are quite powerful! A 2mg dose is actually more than a lot of women take. I'm not saying that is bad. We each have different needs when it comes to hormones. If you are feeling good, that's the best indicator. Here's a link to some symptoms common for too much/too little estrogen.

Some women start their hormone replacement and never experience symptoms. Others of us take longer and experience some or a lot of symptoms until we find the right hormones in the right doses.

I hope you continue to do well!

Unread 10-08-2004, 10:18 PM
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I didn't start taking estrogen until after I started symptoms. My symptoms started 10 days after surgery. When they hit, they hit hard! I just started takin Premarin .625 on Tues. this week, which was 14 days post-op. I've taken it for 4 days now, and every day is better than the day before. Also, I couldn't sleep, mayber 2 or 3 hours a night, I've slept the last 2 nights, and even took a little nap today! I'm glad I started the Premarin!
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Unread 10-08-2004, 11:04 PM
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My symptoms started about 5days after surgery. and didn't stop until I was put on .10 of the Vivelle dot. My Dr said that some women never show symptoms of menopause. Unfortunalty that wasn't me GOood Luck

Unread 10-09-2004, 01:03 AM
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I started with the symptoms of menopause before my surgery...night sweat and hot flashes, but boy oh boy, they came alot harder right after surgery. I've got my prescription for Cenestin 0.625 sitting right by my nightstand and for some reason I'm too nervous about taking it. I read the pamphet and it says a warning about smoker's over 35 and blood clots...I've already been a little nervous about blood clots since the surgery without taking the estrogen. So I'm in a quandary as what to do myself. Plus I'm not all that excited about having to go through PMS symptoms again. I'm trying to see if I can live through the throws of the night sweats and hot flashes.....I would much prefer a natural way of getting through it. Oh well, I'll just keep on riding the coaster ride and see where it takes me....Many Blessings sent you way...

luv & hugs,

Unread 10-09-2004, 01:33 AM
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I am not taking any hormones and I am 21 days post op, Mild hot flushes and tearful only once or twice so until it gets to the stage of hell (if I ever do) I am not bothering.
Unread 10-09-2004, 01:48 AM
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I guess thats what I'll do too Suze.
Unread 10-09-2004, 05:09 AM
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Knowing my luck Mich, my hormones are probably waiting till they are mob force and attack with a vengence. I am normally always cold and start putting the heating back on in the middle of September but since I have had the hyst I am warm most of the time, DH is absolutely chuffed because the heating bills will be down next year lol
Unread 10-09-2004, 05:38 AM
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I may be wrong Suze, but I think the mob attack would have attacked by now. I was telling my DH last night, that when I get a hot flash, I feel just like a match catching fire... ....comes on quick as can be, then I sweat profusely for a couple of minutes....then the match dies out....I too fear I'll freeze my husband out of the house this winter....I was the one who was always cold before. Do you have very cold winters there? Does chuffed mean that he'll be happy for the smaller heating bills? I am assumimg thats what it means. Have you been on this board the whole time? I did go back to bed and managed to sleep 2 more hours.


Unread 10-09-2004, 07:59 PM
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I am normally a warm person anyway, but hours after surgery I thought I was on fire. I begged the nurse to take the leg things off for a bit because my legs were on fire. She did I couldn't thank her enough. I had a cold cloth hanging on the side of my bed and used it often. My dr. would not put me on HRT for 10 days, he mentioned blood clots. At day 11 I started Premarin .625. First few days had headaches like clockwork at 5:00 every evening. I made it through the first week and since t hen every day has gotten better. I finally am sleeping through the night without waking up drenched with sweat. I have had no mood swings that I am aware of (or anyone has mentioned). Of course they could be scared to death to mention it. I am feeling great!! Hope you all do soon....

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