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tah/no ovaries/menopause symptoms normal? tah/no ovaries/menopause symptoms normal?

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Unread 11-09-2004, 04:17 PM
tah/no ovaries/menopause symptoms normal?

I'm 4 weeks post op and taking hrt (estradiol) mood swings, depression is bad, do not know if I should continue hrt or stop and see if these will eventually end and I will be menopausal?
any suggestions? DH sweet and going nuts. so am I (I think).
Feel alot better finding this site and reading over that alot of these things are normal. Thank you!
I've noticed alot of women kept there ovaries so I'm kinda at a loss of what to expect. I'm 36 and just wonder how long symptoms would last and if they would end without HRT.
My gyno started me on estrogen as soon as I left the hospital and has already told me to double it about the 3rd week out.
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Unread 11-09-2004, 04:56 PM
tah/no ovaries/menopause symptoms normal?

It can take a few weeks for the HRT to get to the right level, even your doc said he plans on doubling it. They like to slowly increase the dosage. When I started having pain last spring, I took it upon myself to remove my estrogen patch to see if it helped wiht the pain. If the pain improved then we were looking at endo coming back. The pain did not decrease, but I can tell you, I was off for 2 1/2 months and I thought I was going crazy. If DH thinks things are bad now, he ain't seen nothing yet without them..LOL
I ha insomnia, the hot flashes, night sweats and it felt like I was going to jump outof my skin, I was so anxious. I kept thinking, if someone saw me like this, they would send me to psych ward for sure!
Just hang in there, if you can't wait til you dose increases then I would call your doc.
Unread 11-09-2004, 05:52 PM
tah/no ovaries/menopause symptoms normal?

Keep with it, as the previous post said, it does take a while to fully get into the system. I had the same thoughts at first and got impatient!! I'm 36 and it is quite important for us to replace the hormones instead of letting ourselves go into menopause - too early!! I have found that with the patches, I am now ok, I have been on them for 8 weeks, I do find that the day before I'm due to change it, I get alot of symtoms, mainly hot flushes, but have put it down to the patch running out.......... There have been a couple of times where I have not replaced the patch straight away and boy, I don't think I'll give them up....!!!! Sure, I am forgetful, worse than ever before and I get hot but I know that my body is certainly not ready to go through it's own menopause just yet, so I'll stick with it. My doctor reckons we'll be using them until my mid 40's and then ween off them, put my body through a 'natural' cycle of menopause as such. One thing I do want to point out to you that I have done, is that because of our age, it is a good idea to go for a bone density test and have some blood tests done, then we can keep an eye on our levels, it's a base line for us to work from in future, my doc also suggested that she would start mammograms at 40 instead of 50.
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Unread 11-09-2004, 05:53 PM
tah/no ovaries/menopause symptoms normal?

I had a TAH last February and I was started right away on hrt. I guess I was lucky because I didn't have any hot flashes, but YES on moodiness and YES on weight gain. HATE IT!! I'm only 35 and it's been tough. I didn't have a choice, they took all. Ovaries, everything. Just stay with it. Don't go off the hrts, I think that would be a bad idea. I'm also on paxil, so maybe that could be why I've had only moderate symptoms? Ask the doc. Another thought, I'm on hrt called cenestin and supposedly that is a more natural pill.
Good luck!
Unread 11-09-2004, 06:22 PM
tah/no ovaries/menopause symptoms normal?

Hi ladies

It is normal to have hormone fluctuations after surgery whether or not you have your ovaries and whether or not you are using HRT.

Those of you on HRT will find that your needs may change over time. As the reserves your ovaries made are used up you may find your estrogen dose needs to be increased. Hopefully your doctors recognize this and will work with you. Sometimes its a matter of finding the right dose, and sometimes it involves finding the right delivery method. It can take time and is, unfortunately, not a one size fits all deal.

Estadiol is a bio-identical hormone which means it's as natural to your body as the estrogen your ovaries made. Cenestin is a conjugated estrogen. They are both plant based but not both identical to the estrogen your ovaries made. You can read more about estrogen choices and also about other interesting hormone topics by accessing the Hormone Article List.

Happy reading!

Unread 11-09-2004, 08:35 PM
I'm 4 weeks today also no ovaries

As soon as I left the hospital My Dr put me on the patch and will see how that goes will chat on my 6 week check up as long as no troubles b4. I feel ok except somewhat of a head ache may be sinus? . Other than that doing ok not going back to work until after thanksgiving...belly swelly but inc is going well. I used the traumeel creme that i read about on this site and it really does help.
Good luck to you and your recovery!!!!

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