At age 29 had a complete hysterectomoy. Started using premarin at age 40 then went off them, but now after I have been doing some reading on this on all the studies it is proven thart women with out a uterus need hormones to protect the heart, but if you smoke the benefits zre not as helpful. I have not felt the same since my hysterectomy. That soft feeling is gone, I have trouble sleeping, mentally I had to go on Zoloft, now the doc finally gave me the Estrerdel premarin and testostrome mixed. I have been feeling better but think I need to go up in the dose. Any one else have any imput?? I did not realize that our ovaries produced 2/3 of the testostrome we have in our bodies and when that is gone your feeling of well being can go as well. Why are doctors not talking to there patiences about this. Maybe it is something we need to learn and decided for ourselves?? any feed back woul greatly be appreciated.
Hi Shellyo, & welcome to the site. I to had a complete hysterectomy at young age of 21 ore 22. I was getting hormone replacement shots for a while until I developed phlebitis or blood clots in my legs. This is very dangerous & was told never to take them again. This is a subject you should discuss with your doctor completely. It's an individual choice. Some people do fine without the replacement, & others really need it. Some women need it for vaginal dryness where the skin becomes very dry & thin, & can tear very easily, but they have this in a cream that can be applied locally where your entire system isn't exposed as much to it. There is new news out about how they do think it may help younger women avoid heart problems in the future. I dont have that reference in front of me, but read it recently on MedPage. I have opted to start using the Vivelle Dot which is just a clear patch you can wear on the bikini line. It doesn't show at all. The reason I had to start using the hormone again was for a prolapsed urethea. I have definately felt better on the patch all over, & so far no problerm with blood clots. It's a very low dose, & my doctor leaves it to my discrestion as to when to change it. Usually it's twice a week, but it was too strong for me, so I leave one on for a week to 10 days. Does the same job vaginally & for my urethea, but doesn't make the breasts sore like the full dosage did. I think you have to read all the info out there, & then it a pesonal decision between you & your doctor. Do you really need it & what for? If you are doing fine without it why start now?The estradiol or premarin cream is usually the best choice for the vaginal dryness. I choose the patch so I wouldn't forget, & it's less messy. Hope this helps you a little. Oh, & just a suggestion, when you ask a question, please present it as a conversation. Asking for a direct answer, only allows us to answer one time unless we just comment later. Best of luck to you...
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