Surgical Menopause at age 29, wish I would never have done.
At age 29 my doctor recommended I have a hysterectomy because he found a mass on my ovary. Well he removed my uterus, fallopian tubes, and one ovary and left the other one. This was in 2001. I slowly started to gain weight and then in 2006 I really started packing on the pounds. I have had depression, anxiety, joint pain, lack of libido, vaginal dryness, and the list goes on and on and on. I've been to the doctor for each one of these complaints but never did anyone do any tests on me for anything. THey just gave meds to help with my symptoms. Finally last month I saw a Nurse Practioner that tested my hormone levels and I have learned that I am vitamin d deficient and I am producing absolutely no progesterone. I have estrogen on board and my testosterone is ok but progesterone is undetectable. I started on vitamin d supplements last week and this week she called in progesterone cream for me. I cannot wait to see what the outcome will be after I get my vitamin d and progeterone levels in check. Maybe I will feel human again!!!