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Unread 11-10-2002, 08:08 AM
how soon after a total hyster do menopause symptoms start

I was wondering how long after you have a total hyster do you start to have symptoms of menopause... Like hot flashes ect?
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Unread 11-10-2002, 11:53 AM
how soon after a total hyster do menopause symptoms start

Everything I have been able to find out about this is that we are all different. Many of the hostesses have assured me that it takes the body from 2-12 weeks (with 4-6 being average if you haad your ovaries out) for it's own bodies stores of hormones to be used up. So somewhere in that range of time is when I guess you should expect to begin noticing whatever symptoms you are going to... which is also different per person. Each of us responds to menopause differently so ...Sorry when and what to expect? I don't think there's any clear cut answer.

I'm 4 1/2 weeks and I started hrt the day of surgery. I only had a couple of crying spells asnd a few hot flashes the first week, and only a couple of mild episodes since then, so I still don't know if it will get worse for me. They say it could be I'm going to adjust well, but there's also the chance that as time goes by, I may still notice issues, as my stores as used up and I must depend solely on the hrt. Who knows. This will be an interesting journey!

Best wishes to you!
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Unread 11-10-2002, 11:59 AM
how soon after a total hyster do menopause symptoms start

I hope somebody answers this...I have been wondering the same thing. I keep waiting for the Menopause Mallet to come crashing down on my head and for drastic changes to occur, but nothing yet. Nothin', Nada, Zip. No hot flashes, and my husband says I am not really that much b*tchier than I was before the surgery. (funny guy. NOT.)

It has only been 2 weeks since my hyst., but my doctor had told me he would start me on HRT when he took out my staples.

The staples came out 4 days ago, and he asked me how bad my menopause symptons are & when I gave him a blank stare, he said we would talk about the HRT at my next appointment, in four weeks.

So will I be one big hot flash by that time or is it possible to not even get the dreaded symptoms?
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Unread 11-10-2002, 12:56 PM
how soon after a total hyster do menopause symptoms start

Hi ladies! Janet's right, it's a very individual thing. It partly depends on how much stored estrogen you had prior to the surgery.

I had hot flashes immediately after I woke up from the surgery, so I got an estradiol patch put on at the castle. Some sisters don't have any symptoms for weeks and weeks.

I wouldn't get too stressed out over it, though... when they start, they start, and it's not like they're life threatening or anything. You can just see your DR then and get something to start on. And, it is possible that your symptoms may be so mild you won't feel the need to use anything at all... everyone's different that way, too.

Hope this helps!
s,
-Linda
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Unread 11-10-2002, 01:40 PM
we're all different

It was 48 hours flat for me. And cleared up the first day on estrace.
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Unread 11-10-2002, 03:06 PM
how soon after a total hyster do menopause symptoms start

i had my surgery on a monday and by tuesday night i had started with the hot flashes.. but the doctor put me on hrt thursday and i think its finally starting to kick in some.. s luci
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Unread 11-10-2002, 04:06 PM
how soon after a total hyster do menopause symptoms start

I told my dr he had better put hrt in iv when I woke up if he had taken my ovaries too. The next day after surgery he came by and ordered me a patch. About a week after surgery I started having mild hot flashes with the patch on-so doc upped my dose of hrt and so far so good. I'm on 1mg of estradiol changing twice a week per instructions.

As the other ladies have mentioned it is an individual thing-women who are carrying more weight tend to store hormones longer or so I have heard-no dr degree here-lol.
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Unread 11-10-2002, 04:16 PM
how soon after a total hyster do menopause symptoms start

I had surgery on a fri and started experiencing hot flashes sat night. I was sent home with estrace on sunday and was told to start it as soon as i got home.
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Unread 11-10-2002, 04:53 PM
how soon after a total hyster do menopause symptoms start

I never had hot flashes - got the chills. My DR told me this happens to some women. I was put on HRT 2 weeks post op and the first day it helped tremendously. Also I had night sweats for yrs prior to surg and that went away the first night on patch (V-ville dot .075). I haven't had any crying spells or terrible mood swings. When I start to get a little cranky my 15 yr old son just tells me to scratch my patch(to activate it).
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Unread 11-10-2002, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the good hard laugh!

Your son sounds like a jewel! I haven't laughed so hard in a long time!...Scratch your patch...
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