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2 week mark, insomnia, crying and horrible night sweats? 2 week mark, insomnia, crying and horrible night sweats?

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Unread 02-05-2008, 08:10 AM
2 week mark, insomnia, crying and horrible night sweats?

Hello ladies-

Hope you are all doing well, hang in there as I am... I have been primarily poosting in the area for post op, recent surgery dates. However thought and was suggested to broaden my threads for more assistance, so hopefully some insight?

I am today at my two week mark and am not taking any HRT. Have had long term Endo, left ovary ruptured years ago, many adhesions, bowel issues, and now a TAH with cervix and remaining ovary removed (i know TAH means total) but sometimes people clarify more here? Last thing found that pushed to the surgery was Ando (painful)

Since my surgery I am slow on recovery, split suture line trying to do too much, have had emotional ups and downs but most recently the night sweats are keeping me awake - I am burning up soaking wet and then freezing, so all night it is the game of covers, no covers with the windows open and ceiling fan on, thermostat set at 55 - I live in MA so it is a bit chilly here. LOL my poor DH.

I seem to cry at nothing, feeling of dread - just empty sadness, and forget everything that I am doing, mentally unable to go back to work as I start to do something and forget what I am ding or get distracted easily. Fatigue? Recovery? Hormone therapy needed? (I cant do premarine - I own a horse) so I am trying not to do any?

Does all this sound normal to you veterans? Any suggestions?
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Unread 02-05-2008, 08:44 AM
2 week mark, insomnia, crying and horrible night sweats?

I'm so sorry you are going through all this right now. Unfortunately everything you posted sounds pretty normal. I left my ovaries but they still went into shock after surgery and I experienced your same sympotoms. Those lack of hormones really wreak havoc on our bodies.

You may want to just treat each of your symptoms seperately. There are already some really good threads hormones vs no hormones, so you may want to start there.

As far as the insomnia, there are some herbal remedies women on here have taken, although my Dr prescribed me Ambien before I even came home anticipating insomnia eventhough I have never had an issue with it before. I guess tylenol pm is really just tylenol with benadryl, so depending on how that effects you?

You will be surprised on here how many women are going through the same feelings as you. Since I am at 7 weeks, I can tell you that it does get better. Hang in there!

Definitely research some of the hormone threads here and then you may want to call your Dr if something sounds like it will work for you.

Good luck & I wish you a speedy recovery!
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Unread 02-05-2008, 09:03 AM
2 week mark, insomnia, crying and horrible night sweats?

Hi CRMASS,
I'm in my 3rd week postop and started all the same as you last week. I can't take HRT as I already have 3 vessel heart disease at 46 years old. (Thanks Mom and Dad!!) LOL...I talked to my doc and he suggested I try Estroven ES once in the morning and once before bedtime. It has herbs and vitamin supplements. Walmart has a generic for this. It hasn't made it all go away completely, but is lessening the severity of it. I still get tired easily, but I just lay down and take a nap when I need to. Talk to your doc about the Estroven and see what he/she thinks. Best Wishes!
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Unread 02-05-2008, 09:11 AM
try this?

I'm sorry you are experiencing this! I have taken bio-identical progesterone for 5 years because I was having hot flashes and menopausal symptoms at age 32 from a hormone imbalance. It got rid of all the bad stuff within 2 weeks.

I was scared to death that it would not work to keep away the menopause after my surgery, but it HAS! Everything! No hot flashes, no insomnia, no fatigue, depression - nothing. This really is amazing stuff. My regular doctor prescribes it to me, while my surgeon does not believe in bio-identicals working. When I told him how great I felt, with no hot flashes he was amazed. My surgeon was sure I would need estrogen replacement, but nope. I feel like I am in my early 20's again, energy wise. Please, maybe give this a try, it has worked wonders for me. Try typing in "compounding pharmacy" and the city you live in, for numbers of pharmacies who could help you find a doctor who prescribes the progesterone capsules. Good luck in your healing and feel better soon!
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Unread 02-05-2008, 09:24 PM
2 week mark, insomnia, crying and horrible night sweats?

what is bio-identical?
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Unread 02-07-2008, 10:13 PM
2 week mark, insomnia, crying and horrible night sweats?

I had a TAH on Jan 2nd and was able to keep one ovary. So I did not expect an menopausal symptoms and I am not on HRT. Well for the first 3 weeks I had intermittent night sweats. I had no idea what was going on. I just know I would wake up soaking wet. At the end of the 3 weeks, I got the symptoms I normally get during my period and the night sweats stopped. Insomnia lasted for about the same time period. Thankfully neither issue has returned.
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Unread 02-08-2008, 06:07 PM
2 week mark, insomnia, crying and horrible night sweats?

Thanks all, I am looking into some natural estrogen type meds, Valestra? As well as calcium replacement natural pills. I am thinking I will start on Monday? Lets see how it works?
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