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Unread 03-07-2008, 08:44 AM
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I had a total hyster Nov of 07 Ive been on Estrogen pills but this past week i have had horrible dizzy spells hot flashes headaches nausea lightheaded and just blah feeling. Today is the worst day i just wanna cry and cry cause i cant even stand up without one of these waves coming over me. Im thinking my estrogen may need uped and i already have a apt for a check up today but i was just wanting some advice or something today cause im so down and thinking a hyster was a mistake I took away one problem(pain from fibroids) only to bring on 20 others. Im 26 and should be able to have fun but i just dont feel like it
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Unread 03-07-2008, 09:12 AM
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Hi Detrickj,

I'm glad you're going to the dr. today for a check up. You are so young to be dealing with all of this, but it will get better. Having a hysterectomy is a shock to the system. For some of us, it can cause havoc. Explain to your doctor all that you are feeling. They are there to listen, and help. Let me know how you make out. Take care, Mary
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Unread 03-07-2008, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by detrickj
I had a total hyster Nov of 07 Ive been on Estrogen pills but this past week i have had horrible dizzy spells hot flashes headaches nausea lightheaded and just blah feeling. Today is the worst day i just wanna cry and cry cause i cant even stand up without one of these waves coming over me. Im thinking my estrogen may need uped and i already have a apt for a check up today but i was just wanting some advice or something today cause im so down and thinking a hyster was a mistake I took away one problem(pain from fibroids) only to bring on 20 others. Im 26 and should be able to have fun but i just dont feel like it
Hi, there. My sympathies for how rotten you are feeling right now. All of us here understand and can sympathize!!

First of all - take a deep breath and know that this will get better in time. I promise.

Second - I wish I had known before it happened, that for many of us, it can take some time for the hormones stored in our body prior to surgery to become depleted after our ovaries are removed. For me, this happened at precisely three months post-surgery. I felt like I hit a brick wall - HARD! The timing for your feeling lousy vs. your surgery date sounds suspiciously familiar!!

Third - the good news is that frome here on out for you, whatever you do for HRT is going to make more sense in terms of it's effect on your symptoms. For me, keeping a journal with my symptoms and hrt I was taking at the time made a huge difference. It makes so much more sense when you can look at the "big picture." I just printed a blank calendar, a month to a page, and made notes on the days.

One of the most frustrating aspects of hormone replacement is that the symptoms of too much can be very similar to those of too little. Add to that - any changes you make can cause symptoms simply from the fluctuation. Which is why it's important to only change one thing at a time and give it at least six weeks for you to get past fluctuation symptoms. In time, you will be much better able to figure out what's going on with symptoms.

I see from your profile that you're very young. It's entirely possible that you're going to need a little more of something. Remember, the non-custom hormones on the market are designed and dosed for women in natural menopause. Our situation, and therefore our needs, are far different. It helps to develop a relationship with the doctor who you will be seeing for you hrt, so that they trust you've educated yourself and hopefully give you a little latitude with experimenting with what works best. My doctor and I were able to do this, and it helped me to be not scared of hormones, and therefore somewhat empowered over my situation. It made a big difference.

I also see from your profile that you have endometriosis. I have zero experience with this - hopefully someone can come along to share. I do believe that women with endo must be careful with their estrogen in order to not feed it, and I do believe that it's important to balance it with progesterone - but do seek confirmation.

Hang in there - this will take time and patience, but it will be worth it in the end. Let us know how it's going, okay?
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