Total Hysterectomy, HELP!
I am 38 years old and just had a total hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis. Within the last three months, there have been three surgeries, culiminating with the total abdominal hysterectomy.
The doctor immediately started me on .1mg Vivelle Estrogen Patch. I have experienced weight gain, hot flashes, migraines, nausea, diarrhea, need to constantly urinate, depression, dry skin, and mood swings since. I have never been that type of woman until after the surgeries. About a week ago, the doctor finally cut my Estrogen Patch to .05mg and it has gotten a little better, however, he has also suggested starting me on Zoloft, saying that it is common for someone my age to feel this way after a total hysterectomy, especially since I have no children and have never been able to conceive. He attributes the frequent urination to the enormous amount of scar tissue found.
However, after doing some research, I am wondering if Progesterone would be a good solution to some of my other symptoms.