I really need answers | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)

HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

I really need answers I really need answers

Thread Tools
Unread 11-22-2007, 07:16 PM
I really need answers

I have been sitting here reading for a couple of hours now (yea yea, I know, that's not very long for a newbie) and I haven't read any answers to the questions I have. So, here goes.

First, a little background. I am 40. I have suffered from PCOS since I was a teen. I have had 2 surgeries to remove cysts and tumors off my ovaries. I had 1 fibroid on my uterus since I was 20. It never grew. It was always very small. I am bi-polar and have been taking meds for that and depression for 20 years now. Last year I had gastric bypass and lost 130 pounds. It was discovered a couple of months ago that cysts and tumors had again grown on my uterus and ovaries. My 1 fibroid grew very large and turned into many. I had a TAH last week.

My questions.....
Since having my hysterectomy my body is doing some very strange things. I feel like I'm going thru puberty all over again. My girls are tender and hurt, my face is all broke out with acne....BAD!!!, mood swings (I feel like my bi-polar meds have quit working), I'm freezing one minute then sweating the next and back again, and my facial hair has quit growing as fast. Could this be normal for menopause, the end of PCOS, or both?? Anyone else experience these things? Is there a way to even things out? Or do I just have to ride it thru? I know that some women do HRT. Should I be doing that? When should I start it? What is the best method? Oral would not be an option for me since my gastric bypass. Any answers or thoughts are welcome. I really need to understand what's happening to me.
Sponsored Links
Unread 11-22-2007, 07:49 PM
I really need answers

Did they take your ovaries?

TAH kept ovaries
Unread 11-22-2007, 07:53 PM
I really need answers

Yes. They took everything.
Sponsored Links
Unread 11-22-2007, 08:26 PM
I really need answers

Nixie, I am on meds for ADD and clinical depression, and took them thru my surgery.

I did keep my ovaries, so that prevented menopause, though they did shut down in the first month.

Four months or so out, I started having unusual mood swings and fatigue...I thought it was another psychological thing, but it turned out that I was hyper thyroid. Apparently this and the adrenal gland can get wacky after a hyst.

However, you are a week out. There are a lot of mood and energy swings just because of the surgery!

You might want to tell your doc about your symptoms. As you have read here, a lot of women use HRT thru a patch, so no worries about pills.

Definitely mention this to your doc, and ask about a hormone patch.

I hope you are resting also...and here is the link to the Hystersisters checkpoints so you can gauge your activity.


Here's the POST-OP link...the one above might be of interest to you.


Unread 11-22-2007, 08:35 PM
I really need answers

Thanks. I'll go read now.
Unread 11-22-2007, 08:48 PM
I really need answers

Arly3 is right.
It is very traumatic to have this kind of surgery--both physically and emotionally.
Your mind knows its a much-needed surgery BUT
your body still thinks it has been beat up and thrown out of an airplane!
And emotionally, you can feel violated !
It takes time to get everything "together" again.
I have been on prozac for 13 years, and even with my
emotions "muted" it took awhile to get back on track.
BIG problems first 2 weeks with depression,
not wanting to go on, etc.
You may just need to give it time and keep your doc abreast of what's going on.

Hope this helps!
Unread 11-22-2007, 08:59 PM
I really need answers

Thanks. It does help. So does the link I've been given. I'm learning so much tonight.

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
13 Replies, Last Reply 06-12-2007, Started By Yankeesfan
12 Replies, Last Reply 09-13-2006, Started By MoonlightLady
3 Replies, Last Reply 07-23-2006, Started By PANDI
7 Replies, Last Reply 06-01-2006, Started By ellyhay
12 Replies, Last Reply 05-10-2006, Started By Penguinlady
7 Replies, Last Reply 02-15-2006, Started By blessed by 3
3 Replies, Last Reply 09-29-2003, Started By ldynwaiting
7 Replies, Last Reply 09-22-2003, Started By KellyJoy74
1 Reply, Last Reply 04-18-2003, Started By lbl27
9 Replies, Last Reply 03-24-2003, Started By Drivethru_Queen
17 Replies, Hysterectomy Options and Alternatives
3 Replies, Separate Surgeries
3 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
4 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
1 Reply, Hysterectomy Options and Alternatives
3 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
3 Replies, Prayer Requests for Hyster Sisters
4 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
6 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
6 Replies, The Road Less Traveled


Hysterectomy News

July 10,2020


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!