Post Hysterectomy

Hello -
I am 46 years old and a year ago had to have a hysterectomy where they left my ovaries but took my uterus and tubes. My stress level both leading up to that, and this past year has been astronomical Two weeks post surgery, my husband had surgery, we had a family death, job loss, moving, plus I have two teens and a toddler).

My question is since I no longer have a period, how do I determine if I'm peri or full on menopausal? And how do I dose accordingly?

FYI - Going into my hysterectomy I maybe had a few symptoms, but not many. Post hysterectomy, despite leaving my ovaries, I had some hot flashes, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, foggy brain, emotional "craziness" and zero libido. - but all of that could also be from the emotional upheaval of my life as well.


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Jun 17, 2015
Post Hysterectomy
by: Joy

Hi there

Most women start to go through Peri-Menopause in their early 40's, some late 30's. A hysterectomy usually puts a women into Menopause, therefore progesterone should be used every day with not breaks as there is no cycle to follow.

Anxiety, hot flashes, foggy brain etc etc are all Estrogen Dominance symptoms. The stress that you have been under wouldn't have helped either. If you are considering using progesterone, please make sure that you are using a cream that has the correct amount of progesterone concentration. Any form of oral progesterone is not the best delivery method either, so please avoid that. The page How to use Progesterone Cream will also help you to understand more.

Do you know what your Vitamin D level is? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Stress destroys both progesterone and vitamin D, and you certainly have been under a great deal of stress.

Hope this helps you.

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