I had a hysterectomy (they took everything including ovaries) over a year ago and I am having really bad depression, hot flashes, and major mood swings ever since. I am currently on bio-identical hormones and all the anti-depressants I've tried, along with counseling don't seem to help. I am 50 years old and was already starting through menopause before the hysterectomy, so I wasn't new to hormone replacement. But now I feel like I'm going completely crazy! Can anyone help?
I am so sorry to hear about this. I also had an hysterectomy on Nov 21st of last year. I did go through some hot flashes at first, then they stopped. Now, every once in a while I get them very bad. What I just now noticed is, I have a wave of nausea every day. If I didn't know better, I would swear it was morning sickness. I get a hot flash that then becomes a terrible wave of nausea and then just as suddenly it is gone. Have you experienced anything like this?
I am sure someone will be along soon to help you, hon. Hang in here!
Best of luck,
I recently had my remaining ovary removed because of an ovarian cyst. I had a hysterectomy and one ovary removed 20 years ago. Shortly after the surgery I was experiencing hot flashes, headaches, abdominal pain, slight incontinence and severe depression. I was tired all the time and dragged myself through the day. I recognized the symptoms of hormonal imbalance that I went through during menopause. I am post menopausal and at first did not believe what my body was telling me. I found a book called Hysterectomy and Ovary Removal, What All Women Need to Know by Elizabeth Plourde. The author has extensively researched information regarding the effect on the body from these procedures and gives suggestions for remedies. Your ovaries produce hormones after menopause and continue to do so for the rest of your life. You will not get this information from your doctor. Every woman should read this book and learn how her body functions. I am just beginning to find answers after reading this book and am horrified at how severe the effects of female castration are. I have nothing to gain from recommending this book. It will help you. I know what you are going through. Please get help, you are at risk for osteoporis, stroke, high cholesterol, heart attack and more.
The great thing is that help is available but finding a doctor who understands your problem is a bigger challenge. Good Luck.
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