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How do you explain hormone issues to you friends and family?

By February 11, 2017 - 9:02am
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I am a 21 year old female and on Jan 16 I had emergency surgery to remove 2 litres of blood from my abdomen and my right ovary. I have a history of ovarian cysts and the scar tissue connected my ovary to my abdomen wall which I apparently ripped it from. I cried for days afterwards for no reason at all I wasn't mad or upset which was easy to handle. It's almost been a month now and pardon my language but I'm above and beyond being an irritable bitch. My doctor doesn't even want to discuss hormone replacements for at least a year which I know only having had surgery a month ago now is probably too soon for hormones. But I'm destroying my relationships with my friends, my boyfriend, and my Co workers. I have absolutely no control as to how I feel or why. My boyfriend and my best friend (who is a male) have practically teamed up against me insisting I am using my medical issues to act out. I don't want to fight with people or hurt anyone but I'm irritable and then when my boyfriend and my friend try and discuss this they insist I have control over how I feel I just choose to let it take its course. I am ruining and pushing away my only support system which I'm pretty sure is not helping my hormone issues. These men are naive and don't have deal with the hellishly curse of having a female reproductive system. I guess first and foremost I want validation I'm not crazy, or at least this craziness is hormone issue based and eventually can be balanced out. Help!

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Hi, TayraLynn95.

Thank you for reaching out to us.

Firstly, I'm sorry you are going through this. And no, you are not crazy. You do need to speak to someone about this, though. Someone neutral at this point that can validate what you are going through is real and difficult. A support group of people (online or in person) going through the same thing or similar can often help. Perhaps contacting your doctor (again) to ask for alternatives. Some people have success with acupuncture. Though not all. It's something you can look into. Though again, it's not for everyone.

If you have tried to explain the situation to your loved ones and they are not as supportive as you'd like, you have done all you can do. I do think in time you will get better and things will balance out as you say. Maybe your doctor will be more open to starting hormone therapy sooner if he sees your condition is not improving.

Keep us updated.


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