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How can I support my physical, emotional and sexual health following sudden surgical menopause with no HRT allowed?

By January 8, 2013 - 7:43am
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I am a young 52, had a complete hysterectomy and went on the Vivelle dot. 5 weeks post surgery, I was admitted to critical care with pulmonary embolisms. I was taken off all estrogen and have been fighting to regain my life for the past year with no success. Multiple doctors, nutritionists, acupuncturists, massage, multiple opinions, and yet no progress. I don't feel or look like myself, no libido, skin and accelerated aging, hair loss, increased depression, loss of motivation and no energy, my marriage and career are also suffering since everything is now a chore. Are there any suggestions for help? I have been recommended to take a testosterone and DHEA compound but am concerned how that act in my body with no estrogen. Please help.

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Hi Shuxy1

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Sorry to hear how you feel.  Sometimes treating each specific symptoms can also help. Try to notice what triggers your hot flashes and avoid those things. Possible triggers to consider include spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, stress, or being in a hot place.If you’re overweight, losing weight might help with hot flashes, according to one recent study. An over-the-counter vaginal moisturizer like Replens can help keep needed moisture in your vagina if used every few days and during sex. Avoid large meals, smoking, and working right before bedtime. Avoid caffeine after noon, and avoid alcohol close to bedtime. Try drinking something warm before bedtime, such as caffeine-free tea or warm milk. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool. You might want to get a specialist opinion, such as an Endocrinologist.  They will be able to help with any hormonal disorder caused by menopause.

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Best of luck,


January 8, 2013 - 9:14am
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