Menopause because of a Hysterectomy
by Deborah K.
(Danville, AL, USA)
I was 41 when I had a hyst for a fibroid on my left ovary. I was not told that I had a choice to do Natural bio identical progesterone to shrink the fibroid. When I woke up I had lost the ovary and she took my uterus too. I was in so much pain in the hospital I was just numb. When I got home three days later I had an attack that sent me to the hospital. They thought a blood clot had broken loose from my legs. After tests and being told I was fine I was sent home. I still kept having these awful attacks. I thought I was having a heart attack, I could not breath, could not walk and had a burning sensation in my lower back. I lost my job and could not work or do everyday chores. I kept feeling like I was going to die.
So this whole time I am going to my surgeon and my regular Doctor and they are telling me I am depressed and that I need to see a shrink to take a antidepressant. I am yelling at them that there is something hormonally wrong. They take test and say no your estrogen is fine. OK how about the adrenals and the thyroid or how about my progesterone. No all is fine!! NO IT IS NOT I keep telling them. My surgeon says there is nothing more I can do for you my regular Doctor gives me Xanax. I gain 70 lbs, my feet are so swollen I can't walk. I am going to the hospital for chest pains. I am not sleeping my family is beside themselves. I am a wreck in two years I am DIEING!
I get online and start to do 5000 hours of research working everyday and night when I am not asleep from exhaustion. I read Susannah somers book I read Dr. Hotze I read everything I can on bio identicals. I see a therapist she insists I get my thyroid checked. I do and find that I have low estrogen, Progesterone, testosterone, thyroid adrenals, you name it my body is like what the hell I am dieing on you. I go online again and look up a bio identical Doctor in my area and make a appointment. She tells me she can help me. So we start Bi-est and Progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, Thyroid, Pregnenolone, Vitamin D3 5000 IU and Vitamin B12 complex. I felt a little better for the first day but started to feel worse. Talk to the Doctor on day three and she tells me to get off of the Bi-Est, Testosterone and Progestrone. I think no I want to stay on the Progesterone and the testosterone. So after Day five I just take the Thyroid, Progestrone, Testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone Vitamin D3 and vitamine B12complex.
Guess what I feel a lot better. I am going to keep this up for three days and see how I do then I will let my Doctor know what I am doing. I think the most important thing for us to remember is that we know our bodies and we have to heal them ourselves at times we need a Doctor to help us along too. Find a Doctor who is a partner and works with you. I have been through 8 Doctors before I found the right one. Keep fingers crossed and Good LUCK to all of us!