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Unread 08-12-2009, 04:16 PM
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Ok, I had a total hysterectomy June 16th (nothing left). Other than not sleeping every now and then and the hot flashes I feel great. My dr had put me on the Vivelle Dot, I tried it for a week and then one day I was so dizzy I swear I couldn't stand up straight. So after reading the info booklet inside and that being one of the serious side effects I stopped using it.

After reading it on this webpage, I decided to try Black Colosh ?? So far so good. But my question is, is my body missing anything else that I need to be worried about? Should I be on some type of Estrogen??

Please give me your thoughts.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 08:10 AM
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Without estrogen you need to make sure that you are getting enough calcium with D and magnesium to protect your bones. There are other benefits to estrogen as well. My cholesterol went way up when I wasn't on any. Now that I am it's gone down to normal again. If you start ERT relatively soon after menopause I believe there is some heart protection as well as less colon cancer risk and I just recently read about higher lung cancer rates in women without their ovaries Having said that some women do fine without ERT. My best friend was in her late twenties when she had her BSO and she's done well without ERT.

It could have been just fluctuations in your hormonal levels that caused the dizziness. Did you discuss your symptoms with your doctor? You are very early post op and you probably still have some stored estrogen in your system. It took me almost three months to fully feel the effects of surgical menopause.

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