Cycles and Trials of women with one ovary

by Chris
(Washington state)

Hello everyone, I have been using Progesterone for about 4 years. I have PCOS and I am estrogen dominant. I had my left ovary removed due to a large endometrial cyst in 2010. I was struggling with panic disorder ( undiagnosed at that time) and also estrogen dominance/pcos. I tend to be hyperadrenal as well. Soon after my surgery I literally lost my mind. I wont go into details but its been a long road of recovery, of which I sometimes go backwards on.
Anyways, I was wondering if there are any women on this site /board that have just one functioning or partially functioning ovary?
I've visited Wrays pages often and have yet to come across anyone who only has one ovary to work with.
I come to this page whenever I panic or worry about how I am taking my progesterone. This page has been a blessing for me.

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Dec 24, 2015
I have a single ovary
by: Pam

And boy, did I have to make a fuss to keep the rest of my equipment! Can you imagine the uproar if middle-aged MEN started getting told they should have their equipment taken away because they've gotten older? Criminal!

I had terrible endometriosis kept in check by birth control pills, but as I got older they took them away... And did nothing for my endo. Of course my ovary got cystic. Idiots. Then a few rounds of artificial HRT that drove me to the brink of breakdown, both physical and mental. I could barely get ready for work in the morning before my fatigue started crushing me.

So far, progesterone has been a big piece of the puzzle, but I have also been helping my sleep and cortisol resistance with tips from Dr. Jack Kruse. Be glad to share!

Jan 19, 2016
Thank you for commenting :)
by: Chris

I also crashed both mentally and physically. I still struggle with it on a daily basis - if I do too much or too little and its different every single day. Over the winter I am on 300 mg of progesterone every day as I dont cycle. This winter has been unusual as I have been spotting daily, even on that dose.
At this time, and ever since my surgery I have been unable to work due to the unpredictable nature of my condition. I have the anxiety and depression managed better due to a wonderful therapist I began to see a couple of years ago...which is a huge blessing as I have negative reactions to just about every mood altering drug I have taken. I have tranquilizers for when my body chemistry goes a bit wacky, but other than that its life choices and diet and progesterone ( which I take in a sub-lingual form ).

My Dr., who is a kind man...agrees that I am one of very few who have such exaggerated symptoms, but has admitted I'm not the only one. Our last visit, he admitted to hearing from some of his patients how our thinking can just suddenly change, almost like a personality swap. Which made me feel better about how I have been screaming about it for the past 6 years.... I know the surgery was necessary, but I was not counting on having such life altering side effects.
I live in a small community, and there are very few who experience this kind of difficulty. It makes it really hard when you feel alone.

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