sick of being tired
(Toowoomba QLD Australia)
it happened overnight...one day I feel great , the next I can barely get out of bed. I had a tortioned ovary about 7 yrs ago due to a large cyst. At the time I had been wanting to see a gynaecologist as I need some pelvic floor repair work done , so I took this opportunity to rebook and have it done , only to be asked if I wanted a hysterectomy at this time. I thought why not as I had my family and thought it would maybe save having to go back later. I also elected to have the ovary removed as I was peri-menopausal and not getting and relief from my horrendous dripping of sweat at work ...and night sweats as well . The surgery found that I had endometriosis and fibroids so it was a good decision ...I think. I was fantastic for years until earlier this year when I woke up totally exhausted and was having extreme itching at night...back mostly. Also I was dizzy and had a poor appetite. A Dr tried to blame an anti-depressant I had recently came off for these symptoms but I disagreed...I new I had to come off slowly as I had done so before and I wasn't having headaches like if I missed a dose of the anti-depressant . I went back and saw my usual GP who tested my hormones to find extremely low levels. I had been on oestradiol since the ovaries were removed and had been using wild yam cream. I now understand that it doesn't actually contain any progesterone..and the oestradiol wasn't doing much either. So I was started on bio-identical hormones which I have been taking for about 5 weeks now without much improvement.I am still extremely tired and dragging myself around, otherwise I am OK ...my depression is great , it is just the tiredness.I also have a frozen cold face feeling most of the time that I did read could possibly be hormone related ..have you ever heard of hormones causing sensory disorders of the face . It is debilitating and I don't want surgery.Any help would be appreciated.Thank you ..Jodie Henderson .