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  #81  
Unread 11-04-2007, 01:53 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

Well it's been 5 weeks for me. I started with HRT in the hospital. But after 3 weeks I was getting terrible headaches. So I stopped taking the estrogen. It's funny no more headaches. I go to the Dr. in a few weeks for my 6 weeks post op. My Dr. told me and my DH that I would have to take HRT for years. But did not tell me about he awful symptoms. I went to my mdeical Dr. last week and he gave me Xanax for the tension headaches caused by the hormones. That seems to help, but I know I can't continue taking them for long. I haven't had any hot flashes, but again it's only been 5 weeks. I am keeping my fingers crossed, but I know it''s probably to soon.
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  #82  
Unread 11-04-2007, 01:59 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

There's nothing wrong with a little anti-anxiety med to take off the edge. Klonopin is helping me get through hormone withdrawal, since I am not a candidate for HRT.

Just food for thought my 81 year old mother tried HRT twice in her life, both times she had bleeding every other week for the couple of months she was on Premarin (15 years ago last). She stopped taking the HRT and is taking a calcium pill for bones and is perfectly healthy today.
  #83  
Unread 11-04-2007, 05:10 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

There was a thread on here somewhere about all the positives of having the surgery. ie: no more wondering when or if my period was due, no more floods, no more ruined clothes. Oh course, even being on hrt, according to my son- I still have mood swings, but he is 12 1/2 so that may have someting to do with it.
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  #84  
Unread 11-04-2007, 06:26 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

What makes you not able to take HRT. I have heard that from many women. But what does it take to find out if your not able to take HRT. I quick taking it last week. No more headaches. But I have heard I need to take it. I will not take it if it causes those terrible headaches, and tension.. Has anyone had tension from HRT.
  #85  
Unread 11-04-2007, 06:34 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

Don't know about the tension....

I cannot take HRT because of endometriosis. Estrogen feeds endo and while we hope the surgeon removed all of the endo during my hyst... it's best not to use HRT (Estrogen) to avoid "feeding" any possible remnants of endo that may have been left behind or may recur.

I'm sure there are other reasons for no HRT.... this is just mine....

Take care....

Dinkum
  #86  
Unread 11-04-2007, 07:43 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

Thanks for explaining to me. No one has ever explained that to me.
  #87  
Unread 11-04-2007, 07:53 PM
Surgical menopause symptoms

my dr doesnt want to give me HRT because of my age and hed wants to try alternate methods first, right now I take effexor for the hot flashes and the blues, I dont really have too many mood swings......I take klonopin for my anxiety......something that I never experienced was a fear of too many people around me in a social setting.....this one baffles me only because I am a restaurant manager and there I am fine, but sometimes I feel overwhelmed, like Im marked for life or something,.....ive just been really down the past few weeks.....i talk very openly to my counselor, my hot flashes are at least 10 a day, I always was in control, now i am not.....however not getting severe cramps and heavy periods is the plus
  #88  
Unread 11-05-2007, 02:48 AM
Surgical menopause symptoms

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Originally Posted by golfer123
What makes you not able to take HRT. I have heard that from many women. But what does it take to find out if your not able to take HRT. I quick taking it last week. No more headaches. But I have heard I need to take it. I will not take it if it causes those terrible headaches, and tension.. Has anyone had tension from HRT.


I can't take HRT and I haven't been on anything since my surgery six months ago. I did notice that when I came home from the hospital that I did get headaches. But after a while they went away. Tylenol helped. I think the reason more and more drs. don't want to prescribe HRT is because there are still so many unknowns about it. My dr. told me that HRT can cause breast cancer-which just about happened to my aunt-and other types of cancers. He also told me that women suffering severe symptoms wouldn't be denied it, but those that can withstand the symptoms are better off without it. I was 44 and having regular periods when I had my surgery. Now, six months out, no HRT, I notice my hormones are leveling out on their own. The only thing I use a few times a week is Estrogen vaginal cream because of dryness. I was not happy at first when I was told I couldn't take HRT. But now I am glad. With time, things do get better. The night sweats and hot flashes aren't nearly as bad now.
  #89  
Unread 11-05-2007, 04:45 AM
Symptoms

Hot flashes started 10 days after surgery for me at least 14 times a day.
I was having night sweats and headaches. I've been on premarin for 12 days and I think I'm better. I didn't think I was going to be able to take HRT since my mom had breast cancer and lung cancer but 2 doctors say it's ok.

I say listen to your body and get a second opinion if needed.

Have a great day
  #90  
Unread 11-05-2007, 04:51 AM
Surgical menopause symptoms

I had a TVH on Aug 10th. My doctor convinced me to keep my ovaries so I would not have to deal with menopause. Guess what, my ovaries never came out of shock. They actually stopped functioning completely. By my 6 weeks mark I was miserable. Hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings ruled my life. I went to the doctor crying hysterically. She put me on Premarin 1.25 and it has been working great up to the last 2 weeks. I am starting the hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings again. I go back in 2 weeks so maybe she can figure me out.

TVH 8/10/07 kept ovaries fibroids and heavy bleeding
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