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.