Mother

I had a surgical hysterectomy and ooverectomy due to really bad Endometriosis and tumors on ovaries at age 34. I thought I would commit suicide due to all the changes my body went through, depression, hot flashes, rages, zero energy, complete loss of sex drive, achy body, loss of motivation, etc etc! Absolutely no happiness and not only did I suffer but so did our 11 and 14 year old children and especially my husband! I've been off and on HRT since then with a half decent life due to the surgery. I'm currently on low dose of Estragel and my body feels like I'm dying from the emotional and physical exhaustion, aches, pains, fog, memory loss, no motivation, interests and extreme fatigue. Suicidal thoughts! I'm 75 and need help!

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Jun 13, 2022
Mother
by: Joy

Your story made me feel sad.  If only doctors then and now would acknowledge the benefits of progesterone! Progesterone helps both with Endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts.  In the case of endo it's mainly caused by oxidative stress, your Inflammation needs to be addressed as you are still suffering from it.  In the case of your cysts, if not cancer related, would have cleared with the correct use of progesterone.  Those cysts are usually caused by excess estrogen.  As was the case with me.  I used to be plagued with cysts on my ovaries and breasts. It's been 17 years now and I have never had issues with them again thanks to the correct use of progesterone.

Sadly you can't change what's been done and I can understand totally how you felt then and now.  You are suffering from Estrogen Dominance plus having to deal with Menopause, it's difficult. Plus the guilt that you must be feeling especially with regards to your family.  Try to put that aside, it is not your fault that you felt/feel this way.  The main thing is that you are addressing it.   Please consider using a good organic progesterone cream such as Natpro which is a 3% cream and was formulated over 30 years, unlike other creams.  Please read How to use Progesterone Cream.

All drug based HRT's have a potential to cause harm. Estragel would not be helping you, merely adding to your estrogen dominance symptoms.  Your extreme fatigue is a result of this but also have you been tested for Insulin Resistance, if not please consider having a test. It also causes fatigue. Regarding your suicidal thoughts, please read this page and consider taking those nutrients mentioned.  It will help you.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is?  If not, again I stress to have a test done.  A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone but it is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies making it vital.  It helps with depression too. Another thing that could be an issue is your thyroid, are you taking iodine drops, selenium and tyrosine?  These will help to support your thyroid.  Your adrenals are also taking strain.  In the search bar type in Adrenal Fatigue Cocktail and try that.  I am sure that you will benefit.

Please do not feel alone, reach out and let us or anyone else help you.  You can't do this on your own, you deserve to fell normal and well again.

Love and light to you.

Jun 23, 2022
Estragel
by: Sharon Hawkins

Hello,
I am so sorry you are having this problem. I too had a complete Hysterectomy 2 months ago, and I tanked on my estradiol. I for my mental sake and health and being able to function got on bioidentical hormones at a low dose. Now, let me say that many people disagree with this, however, if you truly do your research and listen to your body and find a Dr who does bioidentical hormones; I promise you will be better. I do not convert my hormones into estrogen period. I am not a converter, therefore if I did not take a very low does of estradiol I would not be here typing this. I totally understand what your are going through!!!!!!

My hysterectomy was due to prolapsed uterus and bladder was leaking if I coughed and sneezed. It was nothing due to any bad cells in the pelvic organs. You need your thyroid checked and you need good fats in your diet a must!!!! You need to get your Adrenals checked, because, they help with making some progesterone and estrogen when you no longer have your ovaries. Low does progesterone will not help if you cannot convert to estrogen. Remember it was a shocked to your body have the total hysterectomy, trust me. You will not bounce back quickly. It will take at least a year for your body to sync in that it does not have the pelvic organs. Your pancreas and Liver and Adrenals will step in, but , you must eat right. No sugars or white carbs and, take Omega's 3's and real butter. Things that have good oils in your diet. Gels or creams or estrogen are ok if your skin can absorb them. Not everybody will. Like me I tried and tried creams for progesterone and could never get it to raise up. I tried for a year using only natural bioidentical creams from the best manufacture there is on the market to having it compound too. Just a little info for you. We do need a minuscule amount of estrogen to help our brains and our bone health despite the bad wrap that is out there regarding estrogen causing cancer. If it did, then the 13yrs to 40 yrs should have their ovaries removed if it is bad. Go to Pubmed.com and do your research on low dose bioidentical Estradiol and see what the real data is on this. Eventually your body will adjust, but, you need temporary help with this.

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