Hysterectomy and menopause
I am 53 years old and had a hysterectomy leaving ovaries April 2016 because of having so many fibroids. I had been anemic for so long that my ferritin level was 7 and was a complete hormonal mess. I've been on iron since then and ferritin is now 72 and most other blood markers are finally normal. I've gained so much weight over the last several years that this has been going on, it was about 10 years. I have very low libido, hot flashes, anxiety and short temper, and other classic menopause symptoms. I had hormone readings done and my gynocologist is concerned about my DHEA/DHEA-Sulfate numbers, as they are very high and has me on 1 estradiol pill, saw palmetto and spironolactone 50mg to try to get it down.
Recent readings are as follows:
Free Testosterone 1.5pg/ml
testosterone 21.6 ng/dl
dhea-sulfate 401 ug/dl normal is 22-172
dhea 14 ng/dl normal is 1.3-9.8
vitamin D, 25 hydroxy, 42 ng/ml
T3 Free 2.6 normal 2.0-4.4
T4 Free 1.2 normal .7-1.7
TSH 2.08 normal .32-5.0
What are your recommendations for getting my hormones back? I am so tire of feeling fat, tired, hot, stressed and lack of libido.
Thanks for your help.