I had a hysterectomy when I was 42 and am now 45 and just started Premarin 2 weeks ago after failing to get results from any of the "natural" supplements like Black Cohosh, Soy, Evening Primrose etc.. My doc says that I don't need progesterone because I don't have a uterus anymore.
Even with the estrogen, (I had to argue with my doc to get just a small dose!!) (0.3mg) I'm still getting some hot flashes, quick to tears, absolutely no sex drive and even less ambition in life. I've always been very active and now find it a chore just to make a sandwich!
I went on estrogen also because of the supposed benefits to the heart. (My mom has had 2 heart attacks and my dad died of a massive heart attack at age 43.)
Any advice would be welcomed very much. Thanks.