(Van Wert, Ohio)
I'm a thirty nine year old woman who had a complete hysterectomy. I no longer have my uterus, ovaries or cervix. I was put on 1mg of Premerian after my surgery but discontinued using it. I'm currently not taking anything and not sure what I should be taking.
Do I need both progesterone and estrogen?
I have gained about twenty pounds since my surgery and cannot seem to lose it no matter what (my weight never was a problem before my surgery). I have hot flashes as well as anxiety and insomnia since my surgery. I find myself more fatigued and still cannot sleep.
I'm not asking for a miracle but would like to feel and look like I did prior to my surgery. Is progestrone alone something I need or should I be taking estrogen also?
Confused and looking for answers.