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Does this sound like it's time to see Dr? Does this sound like it's time to see Dr?

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Unread 03-20-2001, 03:20 PM
Does this sound like it's time to see Dr?

I've had my TAH/BSO Oct. 12/00 & was doing really well until recently. I now have daily headaches, sore neck & back...sore enough to make me feel nauseous. Tylenol doesn't seem to help. I've been eating really well & exercising more than before the hyst. I'm on Estrogel & am concerned that this probably means I need more of something. Is this the way it happens? At 5 or 6 months post-op, your body needs to revamp the hormones. Hope someone out there has had a similar scenario & is willing to share.

Charlywood
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Unread 03-20-2001, 03:37 PM
Does this sound like it's time to see Dr?

Charlywood, the hrt thing is sorta a work in progress, as our bodies change I guess our needs do to....I have had to increase my dosage over the last year but the best thing to do is see your gyn and tell her your symptoms and see what she thinks!! Another great place to get info on hrt is The Hormone Jungle on this same site......it's just loaded with pull down menus and info!!

Best of luck (I'm sure lots of sisters will be along shortly to give you more info )
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Unread 03-20-2001, 06:55 PM
Does this sound like it's time to see Dr?

Charlywood, hormone imbalance can most certainly cause headaches, in addition to many other symptoms that might be even more noticeable. To be certain, I would call the doctor and have that discussion. You might even want to call your general practitioner first, cause it may also be other problems. If your headaches go up the back of your neck and head, then this can often be tension headaches, and these are stubborn suckers (speaking from experience here). Quite often pain killers will do nothing, and you need a muscle relaxer to get any kind of relief at all. Of course sinus headaches are in the front of your face around your eyes, and your forehead. These can also be bad. I guess the sore neck thing is what has me worried. Can't imagine why hormones would cause you to have a sore neck. I'd go ahead and see the doctor.

P.S. We're hyster sisters for sure. I had my TAH/BSO on October 4, around the same time as you! Wishing you much relief for the headaches...be sure to keep us posted on what you find out. Especially the neck thing - might as well be up to date if hormones can cause this so I'm prepared! Thanks sister. God bless.
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Unread 03-20-2001, 09:07 PM
Does this sound like it's time to see Dr?

Charlywood,
I ran across your post and wanted to let you know that for some unknown reason I also had bad neck ache for several months after surgery! I had headaches as well but after a change in hormones they got better. The nasty neck ache stayed around a while though and then one day GONE!!
I though maybe it had something to do with the way we are positioned during surgery??
I would call doc though just to be sure. I just thought it might be comforting to know that mine did go away.
I still have back aches, but had those for years. Not usually severe just nagging. I was diagonised with degenertative {sp} disc problems in 1992 so I will probably always have them.
Hope you feel better soon. Let us know .
Prayers are with you. Deb tah/bso 7/17/00
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Unread 03-21-2001, 06:26 AM
Alarmed...

You don't have a temperature do you? Take it, and then call your doctor or go and see him/her.

A sore neck, nausea, and severe headache can be an indication of meningitis which is a serious condition. It may not be that at all, but I wouldn't take any chances.

If your doctor tells you that you're otherwise "fine", then I'd start tinkering with the hormones (with a doc's help of course). Sometimes the sisters here and over on the jungle get alot of relief of hormonal headaches with progesterone. Prometrium is a good one, and some gals like otc creams better.

I had some serious headaches, but no nausea with them and no sore neck -- just after post op and then a few weeks later. The hrt adjustment seemed to help me, but if you're in pain, I wouldn't make the assumption that it's hrt without ruling out other things first.
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Unread 03-21-2001, 03:33 PM
Does this sound like it's time to see Dr?

Thanks everyone.

Took your advice Adrite and have a Dr.'s appt in a week as my Dr.'s away at the moment. I'll hang on afterall I've been doing so for 3 weeks. I'll hope it'll be like NewHorizon--I'll wakeup one day & all will be gone.

Great to hear from Oct. sisters!

Thanks for reminding me of the jungle, Jane, oops I mean Gidge. I realized that's where I should have posted as soon as it was in cyberspace. Next time!

Charlywood
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Unread 03-21-2001, 03:42 PM
Does this sound like it's time to see Dr?

Charlywood, your question actually pertained to both sites, and besides we'd love to see you here anytime!!

Please let us know how your dr's appt goes ok?
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