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Now that I am in my 50's my body is changing inside and I have no idea if I am doing the right thing to cope with the needs this body of mine requires. I wonder why hysterectomy makes us crazy and sick and what we can do to stay normal and focused?

By Anonymous February 11, 2010 - 1:31pm
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M.D. tell us about the menopause what they don't tell you is about the side effects of hysterectomy and of course since the ovaries are gone we have no hormones now what? Replacements and cancer or side effects after we died? This is a horrible experience no human should live and why do they take your ovaries if they do not even understand our bodies much less our organs. I am extremely upset at this hysterectomy's and the tons of money M.D. make only to used us a guinea pigs. Horrible now what?

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I had a total hysterectomy and I had a bladder repair. I had a bad prolapse. So they took everything out
and it wasn't that bad. but, I already went thru menapause. the doctor said it is harder recovery if you didnt go thru menapause yet. I would like to try bio-identical hormones but am still looking for someone who will give them to me. I have progesterone creme that I bought otc and if I feel crazy, I just use some. I think premarin is not really good for you. What I heard is it is from a horse urine.

February 12, 2010 - 3:49pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

What will be the best hormones to take ? I only have taking them once.
and so.. the one I used to take in the form of a pill was, Stradiol 0.05 mil.
SO i hope this doctors do not killed me.. and let me live a little longer.
Guinea pig is a good word.. they already empty my female organs. what's next? tank you

February 12, 2010 - 9:25pm

I am so sorry that you are having a difficult time after your hysterectomy, and are struggling to deal with menopause.

I just wanted to make sure: did your doctor remove just your ovaries, or your uterus as well? Did you have a complete hysterectomy? How long ago was your surgery?

Many woman do have hysterectomies for very specific purposes, as their uterus (and possibly their ovaries) need to be removed for medical reasons. Some women are relieved that their once-severe symptoms are now gone after a hysterectomy; other women are devastated that they no longer have their reproductive organs. Can you share with us what medical condition(s) you had that led to your need for a hysterectomy? Did you agree with your doctor on this treatment, and were you provided with alternatives first?

Are you currently taking any HRT (hormone replacement therapy)?

What side effects are you struggling with; may be we can help. (Many women have side effects, some severe, due to menopause, and have not had a hysterectomy.). Are your side effects from your hysterectomy and/or from menopause (or both)?

Hang in there, and we can help provide you with some information to help.

February 11, 2010 - 3:26pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Let me say... Total hysterectomy .. removal.. and due to a uterine fibroid also.. very bad depression due to the death of my son. I think this is condition is related to my hysterectomy and menopause. My surgery was 3 hrs. no bleeding. Just pain of course. I am taking the cream premarin vaginal..cream.. lol.. and I am not sexually active I am single for 3 yrs.
And so.. this side effects now are making me feel that I am another person.
I don;t feel the same ( cries ).. so abnormal.

February 11, 2010 - 3:58pm
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