In March of this year due to ongoing heavy periods causing anemia and severe pain; my gynecologist said I needed to have a hysterectomy. I asked her if she could please try to save what she could because I'm 38 and I wanted another baby. Well I ended up having a full hysterectomy and since I opened my eyes its been crazy. It seems I have hot flashes every half hour or so and they are intense. Other people can feel the heat radiating from my body. Don't get me wrong I am immensely grateful to God to have my life, but to be completely honest, its just miserable. I'm always hot and when they come on I feel an instant headache, my hair has changed it sheds more than it used to and most times I'm just exhausted. I am taking Estroven right now in the day and at night. I also take vitamin E, C, D, and B-12. But I worry about taking so many supplements and whether or not it will help on a long term basis. I know its only been like 8 months or so, but I'm so afraid that maybe they wont go away. I feel like who would want someone who cant have children and who is too hot to even come close to. I feel like the essence of who I am as a woman was taken away. I'm sorry if that sounds like I dont appreciate the Blessing in it all because I really do. I just need HELP! I'm crying as I type this because I dont know what else to do. I'm afraid of hormone replacement because of what I've heard about. Can you offer any suggestions? I'm willing to try ANYTHING at this point.
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