Total Hysterectomy and Progesterone
I am a 47 year old women who had a total hysterectomy when I was 30. I have been on estrogen for 17 years and no progesterone. The whole time on estrogen I never felt good but dealt with it and moved on in life. I suffered terribly from panic attacks and anxiety and always felt sick and had many other symptoms.
Recently I watched Oprah and Dr. Phil on their topics for bio identical hormones. This made me look into it more and I found a docter who works with bio idential hormones. Also she has put me on progesterone. I am very estrogen dominent as my levels are high when I do the spit test and my progesterone levels are low.
Since starting my progesterone therapy I definitely sleep better at night and I'm not quite so anxious anymore. I think the anxiety will go once we get the estrogen therapy on the right tract as that has still been a struggle.
Traditional docters are telling women when they have had total hysterectomy's they don't need progesterone and that is not true. Get your levels tested and you will see that you do need it. I have suffered for 17 years now and probably more as my periods prior to the hysto were not great too.