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  • a Newbie...Hi and any advice. Hate this.

    Hello All.
    First time first post. I want to say hello to everyone. Happy New Year! Wow what a new year it has been for me that last couple of years. I had no idea what was going to hit me. Let me say first and foremost my empathy to everyone and their hormones. I had no idea what it was going to be like. I had a ridiculous bleeding for months on end. Nothing worked. Considering I had other health issues it needed to stop. My doctor suggested a hysterectomy and I didn't want to go that drastic. So I got another opinion. Long story short I ended up with Fibroid embolization. I was not aware it could throw me into menopause by also cutting off the blood supply to my ovaries too. Bleeding came back after a few months anyway and I had to have the hystectomy anyhow. After a while I became another person, I thought I was sick. I was waking up sweating to death. Crying all the time nauseated headaches an emotional wreck. I grew up in a home that taught me NEVER to complain to I just put up with this for about 2 years. I finally figured out between reading and the internet what was going on with me. I demanded for my doctor to take some blood work. His answer, "No, you are too young to be in menopause". Next! After finally having confirmation that I was in full blown menopause I was put on FemHRT. I have to say my night sweats are much better. Nothing else though. Anyone have any ideas? Recently my family physician said I would do much better with progesterone and testeterone. I am scared to add the test. part. Please I have no friends that are in menopause...a old fashion greek family that believes you never talk about such things (you know oh how I suffered in the old county so you put up with this). I need some input here. This would be bioidentical hormones in a compound cream. I haven't started yet. I just am an emotional wreck, among other things. My eyes went completely dry on me. I am even getting corneal ulcers now. I never knew how much hormones control so much for us. Geesh. I remember one time saying when I was bleeding so much, "I welcome menopause". Yep, I eat those words now. With a big big spoon, ladies.
    Thanks so much for listening.
    Leeza.

  • Hi Leeza =)

    I'm also a newbie here and only posted once so far (helpless). I know only too well what your going through since i'm stuck on the same rollercoaster for the last 5-6 years already with no end in sight **sigh**. I had a hysterectomy about 10 years ago due to cervical cancer, I was thrown into menopause fairly soon after the operation and didn't know at first what was going on until i couldn't take it anymore and went to see my doctor who told me that i was dead smack in the middle of menopause........to tell you the truth, i was relieved to hear him say that cause i was beginning to think i'm going crazy...lol...its been quiet the challenge since then. My entire body seems to have turned against me since i developed food issues, skin issues, brain fogs.....well i'm sure you know what i'm getting at not to mention even with all the healthy eating and restrictions i put on myself i still have a hard time to keep my weight where i want it.
    As for the HRT or Creams, i haven't used any of it since i'm too afraid of developing cancer again but i have heard very good things about those bioidentical hormones and have actually considered trying them since the last several month have been very extreme night sweats and hot flashes. I also take remifemin which is a black cohosh product and normally works very well for me but we moved and during the moving process i got a little sloppy taking my pills so now i'm paying the price =( i hope you can find relieve soon, sorry i can't be of more help but i thought i at least let you know that your not alone in this.

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    • Hello Ladies, I can only imagine what it is like to be artifically thrown abruptly into menopause. I really encourage you to read Christiane Northrup's, The Wisdom of Menopause. I think you will find a lot of good information and encouragement there. The more you can understand what is happening, I think think the easier it is to cope and to find ways to be more comfortable.

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