Weight gain and anxiety after tubal ligation and endometriolablation

by tiffany
(Santa Maria, Ca)

I am a 35 year old mother of 3 who was having a horrible time with my monthly cycle. They were very heavy and painful,the last one I had before my surgery lasted almost 6 weeks and left me completely drained. I went to my gyno and he suggested the ablation and if that didnt work they wanted to do a hystorectomy on me. The ablation helped very much, but a few months later I started to gain weight and had not changed anything about my diet or workout.After about 1 year I started having aweful panic attacks and had put on 50 lbs and had a whole list of sysmptoms that coinside with low progesterone. Could these surgeries have caused a hormonal imbalance as I have read similar stories of women all over the U.S complaining of the same problems. Please can you help?

Tiffany C.

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Jun 02, 2012
Weight gain and anxiety after tubal ligation and endometriolablation
by: Wray

Hi Tiffany Unfortunately Tubal ligation can come with a host of adverse symptoms, which it seems women are never warned about. It is possible to reverse the TL, see here. Progesterone stops heavy bleeding, about 400mg/day is needed. NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) also stops it as it inhibits the MMPs which cause the lining to break down. There's more info about the MMPs on our Menstruation page. I would suggest you try progesterone, it should help your symptoms, but please use enough. Low amounts will not help, and will probably makes matters worse, see Progesterone Misconceptions. I normally recommend 100-200mg/day, although I feel you will need at least 200mg/day, probably more. Progesterone does help panic attacks, there are also nutrients which help too, listed on our Anxiety page. Take care Wray

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