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Weight gain and foggy brain?? Weight gain and foggy brain??

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Unread 12-27-2007, 03:59 AM
Weight gain and foggy brain??

I am 2 years post-op, no problems after the surgery but have gained about 15 pounds and just cannot remember things anymore like I used to. I am sooo frustrated, I am self-employed and need to be able to multitask in my office. Just seems to be much harder than what it used to be. Is this a menopause side effect or just simply a sign of aging (I am only 50!). Anybody out there with similar experience? I am not taking any hormones, don't want to.
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Unread 12-27-2007, 02:00 PM
Weight gain and foggy brain??


I am in my late 50's and I did start with some of the memory problems a little in my early 50's and I was not in menopause at the time. I think everyone is different, as some people I know are older than me are very sharp still. Men have this as well, so I think it is a combination of age, genetics, and perhaps going through menopause.

Our bodies change with age and we might need to adjust our diets, exercise more and look at some nutritional supplements.

I take several supplements since I have had my surgery. Here is a link to a helpful article on supplements :


I hope this helps some.

Unread 12-31-2007, 08:11 AM
Weight gain and foggy brain??


I'm 50, a year post op and my mental confusion/forgetfullness seems to have stopped completely.

I hadn't attributed it to the vitamin regimen I'm on now, but perhaps Suzy is right.

I'm not really taking anything different, just much more disciplined about that and exercising.
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Unread 01-03-2008, 12:30 PM
Weight gain and foggy brain??

Have you climbed Annapurna? Anyway, I tried but was unable to tolerate HRT. I don't take anything except Etsrace cream for vaginal atrophy. My mind has seemed to stop working. It's so hard and very scary! I used to be so intelligent! Now, my mind shuts down, my memory won't work, my mind won't process. Of course, doctors won't help at all. When I have told doctors about this, they scoff at me and write down in my medcal records that I'm"depressed" which is not true. Medical/surgical menopause is tough! I exercise, eat right, take vitamins, and try to work, but it is HARD! You are not alone. BUT, doctors do NOT understand! I too am self-employed and I'm going down the tubes due to my endo/adeno that went undiagnosed and now to the effects of surgical menopause. It seems impossible to get help. I feel like I'm on my own. I hope you are hanging in there. The only thing that helps me is sleep that I get my taking Lunsesta.
Unread 01-09-2008, 09:28 PM
Weight gain and foggy brain??


I'm 26yr's old and had three major surgery's leading up to stage 1 of ovarian cancer now free for 1 year. Now i'm going though surgical menopuase and also self-employed, single mother of 2 beautiful little children and I can relate too. This is so hard to go through, I don't know where I went or who I am now... I was on HRT, but it didn't help and the side effect's is unreal.... So i'm currently not taking anything.... I guess i'm trying to live with the new me.....
Unread 01-10-2008, 11:01 AM
Weight gain and foggy brain??

I'm glad you are now cancer free and that you have two children. You are not alone in experiencing the difficulty of surgical menopause. I'm still not taking HRT and I feel better without the side effects and worry that the endo could grow back. But, I'm very tired and my mind just won't be its old quick, intelligent self. It's so frustrating. I've gone bankrupt and will probably lose my house. I've tried working, but I can longer work 12 hour days and handle the constant stress, pressure, and workplace acrimony like I used to. It's scary that there's not much support for women going through health crisises. I don't think doctors or society in general take gynocological diseases and menopause seriously. I'm so disapointed in my doctors. I hope you are hanging in there!
Unread 01-12-2008, 12:04 PM
Also have trouble with mental acuity

I am 7 years post op and also have the problem with the multi-tasking, memory, processing, etc. I am in no way the same person I used to be pre-op. I am so frustrated by it and have a hard time functioning within my job. I have brought this to three Dr.s and they all say you are depressed, etc. I know what I was like before and I know what I'm like now, it is not just depression. It is absolute frustration. Any suggestions would be helpful. I am currently off all hormones, but have tried many different kinds with no success. I am 38 and barely functioning successfully within my career! It is wonderful to know that I have the support of others!
Unread 01-18-2008, 07:08 PM
foggy brain

I started with the foggy brain & forgetfullness 3 months after my surgery. For me this was a lack of estrogen.

Unread 01-19-2008, 05:48 AM
Weight gain and foggy brain??

Yes, I do get a mental acuity...sort of a mental strength, if that makes sense... when I take ERT that I do not have without it, but the side effects are too troublesome for me.
Unread 04-24-2008, 12:27 PM
Weight gain and foggy brain??

i feel like you,very forgetful poor short term memory. having trouble functioning at work cant remember what people say and cant process or remember conversations. they all think at work I have alzheimers. its so frustrating and embarassing.

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