Also have tender and sore breasts. Only 34 years old. Had surgery 1 weeks ago. Do not see Dr til 23rd. Is this normal? What can I do til I see doctor?
Hysterectomy -terrible mood swings, no appetite,not sleeping, waking up burning hot, is this normal?
Added 2 May 2012:
I actually ate last night at supper. The first time I had really ate since my surgery 1 week ago yesterday.
You are most definately going thru a surgical menopuase. Some doctors will give you a low dose of hormones to help you ease thru these symptoms. I would make a phone call to your doctor & explain what you are having. I'd bet they will give you a script for these symptoms. I had a hystecemtomy at 22, & went thru the same thing. These are syptoms that women go thru with the change of life or the end of their menstral cycles. It's normal, but not too comfortable for sure. When it's done surgically, it hits you a lot faster, & harder. There is no reason they can't give you a supplement to help you out. Just call & talk to the nurse, & have her talk to your doctor. Good luck to you...
This is very normal with this type of surgery. Kaismama and Mary both gave you good advice! It is surgical menopause and it can hit quickly and with a vengeance! Dont wait until your appt! Go ahead and call into the surgeons office and tell them your symptoms. They should be able to call something in or perhaps get you in sooner if he doesnt want to start hormones until he sees you. Hang in there!
So sorry the docs aren't more responsive to you! I had a complete hysterectomy and the same thing happened! The first post surgery visit I felt fine, then, before the follow up visit I just crashed and burned--and didn't know why!!
Maybe you can try eating more Soy products and yams, for Estrogen, and talk to a knowledgeable person at a health food store about possibly trying progesterone cream--just to hold you over until the 23rd.
***This would all depend on whether or not you have any other serious health issues that could be affected by adding these two things into your body...
You might want to do some reading on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) before the 23rd, so that you have enough knowledge to ask questions.
Some of us will only take bio-identical hormone replacement, and if you feel the same, then you need to have as much info on the subject as you can get.
Is there a compounding pharmacy nearby? WILL your doc agree to bio-id HR? Susanne Sommers wrote a great book about this a few years ago--with a lot of references in the back. I think it was called something like The Sexy Years (??? ). She has just come out with a new book called Bomb Shell, about well researched alternative health treatments.
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Best of luck to you,
Mary, the madhattter.
I had a full hysterectomy (uterus and remaining ovary) in 2010, at age 36, and received unopposed estrogen (the same day when I discharged from the sugery my surgeon gave me scripts) for hormone replacement therapy since I am a part of a familial cluster of breast cancer. The Vivelle Dot was really good, comes in a variety of doses, and worked well, and my gyn wrote me both the dot which is a transdermal patch and estradiol gel for the summertime in case I had trouble with the patch sticking if I went into the water. Now, thanks to a pulmonary embolism I was told to immediately remove the patch, and for the past 72 hours have felt like I was in hell, with the hot flashes, inability to sleep for more than an hour or two at a time during the night, night sweats, etc...
I would not start anything over the counter until seeing the doctor, in case it might throw off blood work levels that the doctor will need to justify starting you on prescription treatment. Hang in there, I am told this will pass, and considering your age, they will want to replace your hormones to decrease/prevent osteoporosis, which is one of the major reasons for HRT.
I agree. Call the doctor and request a starter HR.. I didn't know when I had mine til months after. I have my overies also. I felt horrible. Wish you the best and believe it or not when I got it worked out I had way more energy and didn't feel so much pain in my guts. Good luck!
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