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  #11  
Unread 10-23-2007, 05:36 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

So far all I have had which just started is that I cant sleep and I get cold. I have always been a hot person, for years I have been freezing DH. I took 3 antihistamine last night and they didnt work! Usually 2 work. And today I tried to nap twice and couldnt go to sleep,any suggestions?
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  #12  
Unread 10-23-2007, 05:38 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

I had my TAH/BSO on June 25th. At first I didn't have any problems but about 1 month later I got the hot flashes, sleep trouble, etc. I am on the .5 patch works great but I did tweak when I put it on. Still get grumpy, but I work with middle schoolers so that might have something to do with it.
  #13  
Unread 10-23-2007, 05:59 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

I had my last ovary removed 10/5. They put a patch on me before I left the hospital the next day. So far, so good. I have not had one hot flash and seem to be pretty balanced so far. Right now I am on Vivelle 0.1 and I hope it keeps working for me.
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  #14  
Unread 10-23-2007, 06:10 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

Yikes! You gals are scaring me! I honestly feel totally "normal" so far, but like I said, it's only been 8 days.

The only real trouble other than the pain from surgery, is that I am having major bowel issues. God help me if they don't resolve!
  #15  
Unread 10-23-2007, 07:01 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

Golfer123 and others: I am four weeks post-op. Don't know your ages (I'm 47), but I found that I don't need the hormones yet. That's why I was having headaches. I was on Enjuvia 1.25, down to half, then Vivelle Dot .5 -- still had a headache. Finally ripped the thing off and within hours, the headache died down -- gone the next day and no headaches since.
If you're like me, the HRT could be the problem -- at least so early post op. I decided that until I knew what my symptoms were, I wouldn't know what I was treating. I was a little scared the headaches would come on with a vengeance if I went cold turkey, but that didn't happen. I have felt great since going off the estrogen. (I am using over the counter creams -- progesterone and estriol as well as herbal feminine "stuff" -- black cohosh, etc. and multivitamins)
Good luck
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Unread 10-23-2007, 11:21 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

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Originally Posted by KelBells
Anyone out there have almost immediate surgical menopause?
I'm having hot flashes, night sweats, headaches and trouble sleeping. I tried black cohosh and it made my chest feel funny.
Anyone else dealing with these and what are you doing?



Oh boy, you don't know what you started when you asked that question. I had a total hysterectom on April 23rd. I was supposed to have started HRT shortly afterwards, but decided to wait. Well, when the surgical menopause hit, my original dr. wasn't there anymore and I ended up with another dr. who would not under no circumstances give me any form of HRT. I even went for a 2nd opinion to a private dr. He said no also. I'm 45. I was having regular monthly periods up until the time of surgery. I had endo and fibroids, that is the reason for the surgery. For the first 7 weeks after surgery I didn't sleep at all at night. I had severe insomnia. Then there were the night sweats and the day sweats. Along with increased anxiety. I was tired all the time. I ended up taking iron pills. I had so many different, strange feelings. My moods were horrible and I practically bit off anyone's head that even talked to me. I felt sad but I didn't cry. I ended up going into a deep depression. Even though I was already taking antidepressants for anxiety and depression. In a nutshell, I felt crummy. I would lay in bed all day if I could. Having overnight menopause caused the anxiety that had been controlled to flare up worse than ever. I couldn't think straight. I felt like my brain was in a fog. It could have been a result of the general anesthesia. I don't know. I thought it would never end. Just climbing up stairs made me tired. It was an awful experience. Now, 6 months post op, I think things are calming down. But I do still get night sweats, so I always have to take off my shirt when I go to bed. In the daytime I'll sweat if I'm doing too much work around the house. I'll have to stop and rest. I still get twinges of pain on my sides and my back. They come and go, and over time have gotten better, but are still there. I wanted to get on HRT so bad, but they wouldn't give it to me and I couldn't afford to go to another dr. Surgical menopause with no HRT is the pits, as far as I am concerned.
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Unread 10-24-2007, 09:18 AM
Surgical menopause symptoms

Girlies- I promise that with the right HRT you will feel better. Thankfully my doctor hit it right from the start and I feel better than I have in years!! Everyday was like the most miserable PMS symptoms with migraines 3-4 times weekly. Since surgery with removal of all things hormonal (ovaries went with the uterus) I am happy to say I actually have energy- my mood and energy are great. With the exception of the occasional hot flash (1-3 a week) this has been a great transition. Don't be discouraged- keep on until you find HRT that works for you!!! Best wishes!! Staci
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Unread 10-24-2007, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by plphampl
I had my TAH/BSO on June 25th. At first I didn't have any problems but about 1 month later I got the hot flashes, sleep trouble, etc. I am on the .5 patch works great but I did tweak when I put it on. Still get grumpy, but I work with middle schoolers so that might have something to do with it.
I think if I taught middle schoolers grumpy would be an understatement! You are an angel!

Janelle
  #19  
Unread 10-24-2007, 10:37 AM
Surgical menopause symptoms

  Quote:
Originally Posted by KelBells
Anyone out there have almost immediate surgical menopause?
I'm having hot flashes, night sweats, headaches and trouble sleeping. I tried black cohosh and it made my chest feel funny.
Anyone else dealing with these and what are you doing?
Yes it took about a week for me. I'm working on getting the HRT right. It's tough. Too much makes me feel like I'm speeding and anxious. Too little I'm having hot flashes and irratible. I did go down to a really low dose of estrogen and had what felt like a 3 hour hot flash. I was sitting under a ceiling fan to dry the sweat. The sleeping problems are bad. My sleep meds only worked to 3am last night. Frustrating. I'm taking a low dose of enjuvia. Right now I'm taking .450mg It seems .625 is too much and .3 is too little. I'm hoping the middle dose will works. I drug senitive and that makes it hard. Good luck to you.
  #20  
Unread 10-24-2007, 10:44 AM
Surgical menopause symptoms

I started taking Shaklee's Menopause Support blend a couple nights ago and the difference is AMAZING! My GYN didn't want to start hormones yet b/c she wants to give the endo she couldn't get (on my bowels and bladder) a chance to "die". But she said I could use this as its herbal supplements and not actual hormones. I swear its helping. Even DH noticed a difference this morning, lol.
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