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Unread 01-15-2005, 11:42 AM
Mood Swings and Hot Flashes

I am 10 months post op with ovaries still in tact. I have mood swings and hot flashes. Any Ideas on this one?
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Unread 01-15-2005, 11:55 AM
Mood Swings and Hot Flashes

How old are you?

Could it be time for you to be menopausal or peri-menopausal?
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Unread 01-15-2005, 12:10 PM
Mood Swings and Hot Flashes

I am almost 41
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Unread 01-15-2005, 12:31 PM
Mood Swings and Hot Flashes

I'm no expert, but from what I've read the average age to begin menopause is 51. However, about age 35 is when the estrogen and progesterone levels begin to decline, so everyone is different.

The age your mom went through menopause can also be a clue to when you could expect it too.

I was 52 at the time of my hyst (Nov 22nd, 2004) and I hadn't had any hot flashes or symptoms before that. Now I'm 8 weeks post-op and having some mild flashes and night sweats.

Maybe others will have more information for you.
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Unread 01-15-2005, 01:02 PM
Mood Swings and Hot Flashes

Hi

It could be your starting menopausal or peri-menopausal -- as a previous sister wrote............

Could just be hormonal -- your body is going through a big change........

Could be a little of both............

I had vaginal hysterectomy in February 2004 -- kept both ovaries and just recently I went (back) to taking celexa (for mild depression).
I didn't/don't have the hot flashes but most certainly had the mood swings, etc.
I would end up screaming at my little one for something really minor at which time I thought it was time to start taking the celexa again.
I was initially prescribed celexa for post partum depression, but I've found over the last 5 1/2 years it helps me a lot for pms, mood swings, hormonal changes.

Of course, celexa is not for everyone and I would suggest you talk to your GP (or Gyno) and see what he/she says. Maybe you only need a hormone treatment.........

Good luck, keep us posted.

Loekie
Springdale/Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Unread 01-15-2005, 01:16 PM
Mood Swings and Hot Flashes

What do you take if you can't take hormones? I had a lumpectomy and radiation in 2000 for a non cancerous lesion. My doctor won't give me hormones. Any suggestions on that one?
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Unread 01-15-2005, 02:12 PM
Mood Swings and Hot Flashes

Hi

Do you think you could take celexa (or something similar)??

Talk to your GP/Gyno about this -- they should be able to help yo with questions/medications.

Good luck
Loekie
Springdale/Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Unread 01-15-2005, 04:58 PM
Meds and alternatives

I cannot take hormines, due to migraines. My perimenopause started at age 42. Migraines at 43 due to hormonal changes.

I am on Effexor XR, an anti-depressent which is commonly used for peri and menopausal symptoms.

I also take soy, black cohash and extra calcium with my Drs permission. It is from Nature's Bounty called Menopause Relief, but ask your DR.

My hot flashes are very well controlled by there meds, and my moods are quite stable. I did not go through menopause, but my sister started at age 37 and is struggling a lot and it has been 8 years for her now. She is almost done, and is so looking forward to it being over. She only had one period this year.

I would suggest you go to the hormonal sites and alternative to hormones on this site and read, then talk to your DR.

You don't need to be in pain, or in major discomfort.
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Unread 01-15-2005, 06:40 PM
Mood Swings and Hot Flashes

"According to the U.S. Center for Health Statistics, 25 to 50 percent of hysterectomy patients [who kept their ovaries] experience one or more complications from surgery. Most of these problems are minor or reversible. They can include...menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness..."

I am on Effexxor, also, and it has been a godsend. No hotflashes and no more depression.
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Unread 01-15-2005, 10:19 PM
Mood Swings and Hot Flashes

Thanks, I put in a message call to my doctor today. I don't like anti depressants, so I hope I can find something.
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