Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome?

by Brooke Culver
(Vancouver wa )

I had a tubal ligation following the birth of my daughter in 2016. This was actually a fimbriectomy, removal of the fimbrea. Because no doctors will acknowledge my side effect and suffering as being related to the surgery, after much research of my own, I have concluded that I am experiencing hormone shock/deficiency as a result of ovarian damage or post tubal ligation syndrome.

I had symptoms immediately after surgery, although mostly physical. Pain and a strange watery (gushing) discharge were amongst my biggest complaints. My assumption was that this was hydrosalpinx.

However,the nightmare really began when I stopped breastfeeding my daughter at 19 months pp.

Almost immediately, I changed. As though a switch in my brain flipped, I became extremely depressed and disoriented. Confused. Extreme panic with physical manifestations of rapid heart rate, palpitations, hot and cold flashes, and so much more. I could barely think straight. I spent a week in the mental hospital and was told I had unexplained severe depression.

During my stay I demanded to see an OBGYN. I knew that this was hormonal, j just knew it. The obgyn I saw mentioned that I might have post tubal ligation syndrome but said there was nothing that could be done to remedy it. Once released from the hospital I continued the medications I was given for depression, I was told I would feel better within weeks but that never happened. Finally I found a naturopathic doctor who gave me progesterone. I felt better immediately after taking the first dose.

I had been taking 20mg per night via cream application. Just recently I began using the cream morning and night. I have read through this site and see reccomendations of much higher dosages. I am just scared.

Today I woke up with a horrible headache, a few days after increasing my dose. Could it be related? Could I be using too much?

I suffer from debilitating migraines just before the onset of my monthly period. I always figured that this was due to the drop of estrogen that is experienced just prior to menses. I was going to try to experiment this month, using a progesterone AND estrogen cream a few days before my expected period. I want to see if it prevents the migraine.

What do you think and can you offer any advice or input relative to my story? Thank you so much.

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Jun 03, 2018
by: Anonymous

I have been in a similar situation to you. I would NOT take estrogen. When you first start progesterone it can Initially make your symptoms worse. This is a normal reaction And is called estrogen wake up crisis. Search this site, all the information and links to studies are here. You just have to keep digging.

I became debilitated after I had my daughter with much of the same symptoms as you. One of my main problems was tachycardia and palpitations. Progesterone has almost completely cured those. I am now 70% better, But it has definitely been an uphill battle. It has been two years for me of using progesterone. It has quite literally saved my life. I would get terrible depression and rage fits. Those are gone now and I can’t do without my progesterone.

Please please please do thorough reading on this site. Don’t give up on progesterone just yet. Keep reading and learning. You are your best advocate and hope of getting better. Trust me, it took seeing 20 doctors who did absolutely nothing for me to learn this fact.

Jun 04, 2018
Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome?
by: Joy

Hi Brooke

Tubal Ligation has caused problems for so many women, it can throw the body into turmoil. Doctors should explain the possible side effects.

Between 100-200mg progesterone is needed, 20mg will aggravate estrogen receptors and cause Estrogen Dominance symptoms. Heart palpitations usually require more cream until they clear. Progesterone therapy is not an overnight fix, it can take 2-6 months, the body needs to adjust. I do not believe any woman needs to take extra estrogen as there are well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment as it is. You can always try of course and see what works best for you.

Please read the How to use Progesterone Cream and Migraine pages.

Jun 04, 2018
by: Anonymous

I could not agree more with the previous comment. Progesterone is one of the most important hormones I have ever taken. Like millions of women I began by taking the "normal" 20 - 40mg, thinking that was high! Now, in my sixties, I take over 300mg daily.

When I was in my 30's I suffered from estrogen dominance but never knew even what it was called. I would have sudden fits of irritability and lash out and become depressed. It was at times a hellish period of my life. Little did I know that progesterone taken at higher amounts would have been the thing needed. I also had no idea of the importance of Vitamin D levels being in optimal range; Vitamin D helps the progesterone to function properly. I then, of all things, was told HRT might help!! Oh my, if only I knew. I went on it and took it for a number of years and I was only in my 40's! Needless to say, that was not the thing to do.

In my 50's I stopped but continued the "normal " natural progesterone cream: Dr. Lee's formula Progest. Then I began to have low thyroid added to the mix, which can be as a result of low progesterone levels. Little too did I know about the importance of iodine in the form of Lugol's, which I now take daily to support my thyroid. It wasn't until around 4 years ago after desperately trying to find out more than a doctor was saying, as my doctor, although well intentioned hadn't more to offer other than the usual blood testing, etc., that I thought to myself, "that's it, I have got to trust my own instincts". It was then that I came upon this website. I never personally met Wray Whyte but I read through zillions of pages on this site and my eyes opened wide. I began taking around 100mg and slowly upped the amount. I did so because around that time I started having nights sweats, usually expected perhaps with a slightly younger woman and was only taking around 50mg of natural progesterone cream thinking that was a high amount. It did not help at that 50mg. at all.

Well, it doesn't seem to matter what age you are, progesterone levels are an individual choice. I eventually found that higher amounts work for me, hence the 300 plus level. I would not be without natural progesterone cream. I recommended it for my daughter as well and she had a wonderful pregnancy - kept calm and balanced throughout.

Please study this website as much as you can. I wish you all the best.

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