hormone therapy via monthly injection | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hormone Issues (HRT - No HRT) > Hormone and Menopause Central


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply

hormone therapy via monthly injection hormone therapy via monthly injection

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 06-15-2010, 12:42 PM
hormone therapy via monthly injection

I'm on a hrt via monthly injection-it's estrogen and testosterone. I haven't had any problems other than increased acne and a few hot flashes just days before my injection is due. Anyone else using this?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 06-16-2010, 01:11 AM
Re: hormone therapy via monthly injection

Hi I see by your surgery date that it's only been a couple of months since your surgery. I would think it's a little early to conclude that you're having symptoms timed to the injection due dates, but it's certainly possible that that's the case. When you get a hormone injection, your body feels a spike in hormone levels and then a decay. On average, the hormone is supposed to be depleted right around when the next injection is due, but for some women, it may run out a little early, giving them symptoms like hot flashes. Perhaps that's what is happening to you?

What does your doctor say about this?

s,
-Linda
  #3  
Unread 06-16-2010, 11:51 AM
Re: hormone therapy via monthly injection

thank you! I haven't mentioned it, yet, because I also have a vvf and we've been focusing on that during my appointments and to be honest, I feel so good the first part of the month that I forget about asking him when I do see him. I'll mention it to him next time. They began my injections 4 days post op before I came home from the hospital, so I didn't go long without them. That is true, I can feel the spike and the decay-it's only been a little over 3 months but it seems like my TAH was a decade ago.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread 06-17-2010, 01:35 PM
Re: hormone therapy via monthly injection

Hi!

I am 35 yrs old and 3 weeks post radical hyst due to severe endo and adenomyosis. I had the depo testadiol injection just 5 days post op due to severe multiple hot flushes and anxiety. Within 12 hours I started to feel much more normal. I have noticed a little bit of acne on my t zone, but otherwise my energy level and emotions are pretty good. I was told that it will last anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks and that when I start to feel tired and have hot flashes and /or insomnia that that will tell me when I need my next injection.

Do you have any idea on cost or if your insurance covers it? I haven't gotten a bill yet. Do you give yourself the injection or have a nurse do it?
  #5  
Unread 06-17-2010, 04:14 PM
Re: hormone therapy via monthly injection

I have a friend who's a nurse and she gives me the injection. Since I live out of the country, I have to pay everything up front and then get reimbursed. I haven't gotten the claims, yet, to see if they covered the injection, but I believe they do. Here it costs me 15.00 per injection.
That's interesting about the timing of the shot. I'm going to mention that to my dr on my next appt. He had said every 30 days and so does the lab that manufactures the injection, but I do have hot flashes the week leading up to the injection and it would be nice to avoid those.
I think you're going to be pleased with these hormones. They help a lot with the emotional side, too.
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
1 Reply, Last Reply 05-04-2009, Started By irvdawg
1 Reply, Last Reply 01-25-2009, Started By Bobaloo
1 Reply, Last Reply 08-31-2008, Started By dahlia04
4 Replies, Last Reply 08-09-2008, Started By embroiderylady
1 Reply, Last Reply 08-03-2008, Started By tophatt10
1 Reply, Last Reply 02-27-2008, Started By lucky5
3 Replies, Last Reply 11-29-2007, Started By Lulu74
5 Replies, Last Reply 10-01-2007, Started By PICAPUG
9 Replies, Last Reply 07-28-2007, Started By Benmar
2 Replies, Last Reply 06-10-2007, Started By kdarm
2 Replies, Natural Meno Post Hysterectomy - Kept Ovaries
11 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
0 Reply, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
15 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
1 Reply, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
1 Reply, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
1 Reply, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

March 9,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement