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Unread 04-01-2008, 01:18 PM
severe hormonal problems?

i didn't get the est. patch the doctor ordered in the hosp and was hit with severe symptoms a few days after i got home after tah. tremors so bad they looked like convulsions and made me moan and cry. scared the heck out of my family (and me). 2 trips to thr e.r. before they admitted me for 4 days. started on premarin and also effexor. still trying to find the right balance and using xanax when symptoms come on too strong. doctor thinks that even tho i was post-menopausal, i still had a high level of estrogen prior to my hyst.
just upped my effexor and tremors are getting worse. going to see gyn monday to see if maybe a higher dose of estrogen would be more helpful.
wondering if anyone else has gone thru this very scary type of ordeal. i'm 5 wks post-op, but these symptoms are keeping me from getting my life back on track as much as i could be.
thanks in advance!
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Unread 04-01-2008, 02:33 PM
severe hormonal problems?

I didn't have this but I am also tring to find the right HRT. I hope you feel beetter soon!
Unread 04-01-2008, 02:38 PM
severe hormonal problems?

I didn't have this but I am also trying to find the right HRT. I have been feeling dizzy the last couple of days on the patch. I'm starting Premarin on Thurs. Hopefully this will work for me. I hope you feel better soon!
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Unread 04-01-2008, 04:28 PM
severe hormonal problems?

I'm so sorry to hear you are having these complications. I didn't start having symptoms until I returned home. My gyn had already started me on one pump of Elestril Gel per day. I later started having hot flashes and waking up with literally a layer of water on my skin. I put up with it for a few days until one of my hyst sisters encouraged me to call gyn. He increased it to 2 pumps per day, and I've been doing so much better. I will say, and maybe some of you can second me on this, I felt quite anxious while having the hot flashes. The hot flashes did make me shakey and I was afraid of going out in public for fear that I would pass out or something. That has all been alleviated. Keep your doctor's number close by and don't hesitate to call him/her until you are comfortable. Hope this helps.
Unread 04-01-2008, 04:54 PM
severe hormonal problems?

I found my symptoms severe as well. I felt unprepared for the intensity. Nightimes were worse than daytime. Anxiety, hot flashes and chills, nausea and panic. Wasn't offered hrt till many weeks post-op. Finally settled on viville dot 1mg. (after a couple tries on other things) I have divagel .50 if I need it but I don't get much relief from that.
Sorry to say I still don't have my whole life on track. I'm not consistant enough. Although, improvement has been made and I'm thankfull for that. I keep waiting to see what to do and I'm going to give myself all the time I need. One step at a time, I guess.
It really wears you down...and your family. I don't ever want to feel that run down again.
Hopefully you are on your way to relief. This is a tough time but I think you will see alot of us know what you're going through.
Big deep breaths and chocolate!
Unread 04-07-2008, 02:11 PM
doing better

thanks for your care and support! i'm happy to report i'm doing better. back to a low dose of effexor afterall, and don't need to up my hrt, either. my run down body just needed a little more time to respond to the meds. feeling like me again, for the most part. tho i take one day at a time.
6 week exam today, and altho i'm a little behind physically, due to little rest the first few weeks, dr. says all looks good.
so i'm learning to be patient with myself.

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