Total Hysterectomy 30 Years Ago - Recently Started On Bio-Identical Oestrogen and Progesterone Therapy
Hello, When I had a hysterectomy with removal of ovaries in 1989 at the age of 32 due to endometriosis and cystic ovaries I was told by the gynaecologist that I only needed oestrogen supplements as I no longer had a womb.
I recently came across a video that disproved this. I live in France and was referred to a gynaecologist who changed my oral oestrogen to a bio-identical gel 100mg and also a bio-identical progesterone 200mg. At first I felt an improved difference but due to the oral progesterone I was extremely dizzy and would fall over. I was advised I could rub the contents of the capsule onto my skin which I have done now for just over two months. I was advised to stop the oestrogen, as I began to feel very anxious, so I did so for 5 weeks.
It seems the progesterone is stimulating the oestrogen receptors as I am still experiencing oestrogen dominance symptoms including fat gain around my middle. Although Christmas could have something to do with some of the weight gain I usually return to my normal weight by this time in January.
Even with the oestrogen dominance symptoms, I restarted the oestrogen 100mg gel last Friday morning and intend to use it only on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays as was advised.
I suppose what I would like to find out is, could I have enough oestrogen in my body without using the oestrogen gel? I am 4ft 11ins tall and 135lbs in weight so am around 14lbs overweight so imagine I have plenty fat cells to produce oestrogen. From what I have researched though, it won't be oestrodial that my body is producing but one of the weaker forms of oestrogen.