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Advice With Menopause

ladymadonna

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I think this is where I start a new topic, if not sorry and please delete.

I had cervical cancer last November and went through 2 surgeries in 2 mons. The second 1 was a full hysterectomy. I'm 35 & I'm going through horrible Menopause. I have the night sweats, hot flashes, I cry all the time. My mood changes so fast, it's just horrible. My gyn put me on the Estradiol Transdermal System patches & they were only 0.05mgs. That wasn't working at all. I called her to let her know I needed something stronger. So she called in 0.1mgs for me. I'm still getting the symptoms with these 1mg patches. They are supposed to be on for a week but after 5 days I have to change it then I come up short every month & my pharmacy won't refill them.

My question is has anyone else had a hysterectomy & if so what is the best option to keep these symptoms away? Is a hormonal pill better? A hormonal shot? I just don't know what to do? I'm not sleeping right either.

Any advice would be very helpful and appreciated. Thank you



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One of my besties has had one. The next time we chat, I'll ask her.

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Silver Shadow

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Hi I had a full hystericalectomy a couple yrs ago. Im 36 now.everything will be ok. I would definitely recommend the estrogel topical. If your insurance company covers it then its way more effective than the patch for hot flashes. Those are horrible I know. If you're not already on mood stabilizers I would ask your doctor to prescribe xanax or ativan for the anxiety. After about a yr you should be able to switch to the patch but also the name brand patch sticks well and the generic just doesn't. So if your dr won't give u the gel than ask for the name brand patch at least. If he puts in a pre autho request stating that you have taken everything else and its not working than ur ins company should be able to cover the gel and better patch. Also you can go to the pharmacy and pick up otc estrogen suppliments. If you're gyno wont work with you on this then find someone else. Theres no good reason for you to be going through this. Its your life mind and body. Dont let some unsympathetic dr allow you to suffer. Hope this is helpful for you. Try to hang in there ok..take care.

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She said the pills worked better than the patch for her. Try the pills or the topical. Nobody seems to think the patches are very good.

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I had the same issue when I had to have a complete hyterectomy at age 30 for severe endometriosis. I went through the same symptoms you are going through & my doctor put me on a once a month shot. It did really well with it. It might be worth a try. I had trouble getting the patch to stick well & the pill was not strong enough. I hope this helps. Nickiean

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Silver Shadow

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My dr didn't want to refill my patch until I saw him so because I was extremely filled w fluid for almost a month, I just was in too much pain to make it to my appointment and reschedule isn't for another month so my hot flashes just kept getting worse and worse so I emailed my reg dr to prescribe me the patch and he did thank God but in the meantime I went to the pharmacy and bought some otc estrogen pills and within a couple of hrs my hot flashes diminished greatly. The product is maximum strength estroven and it came with a free week supply of nighttime dosage. These pills work better than the patch so I would definitely recommend them.also some otc progesterone cream is a big help too..

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I had emergency surgery for an appendix they also removed an ovary and f tubes.  I went into an early menopause, Everyone is different so try the otc  herbs and creams.  What helped me was estroven and eliminating some foods that made the hot flashes worse like pumpkin seeds, etc.  Also hit the gym more with weights and walk/run.  Soldier on my sister, this too shall pass.

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Wicked4209

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Had total hysterectomy at 32 and used the pills for 3 months. After that researched a lot of the OTC remedies and dealt with it. And it passed within 6 months. But fair warning, now in my late forties I started getting hot flashes again and doc said even though we deal with "forced menopause" after hys, you will go thru natural menopause when it's your bodies time. I was shocked but think she may be right. I'm feeling the same if not a bit hotter and grumpier than the first time. she said this could last a good 5 years and to try the OTC estroven and other home remedies. Best wishes to all the ladies (and their husbands) out there. And please, Only use hormone replacement for the shortest time possible. They are sometimes more harmful!

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Hi guys,

what otc remedies worked for hot flashes?  

I have a benign pituitary tumor and it causes my body to flood itself with prolactin, which is the "breast feeding" hormone.  It suppresses estrogen and you can treat it with a drug called Dostinex, generic named cabergoline.  I have had this condition for about twelve years.  Now, i am starting "actual" menopause.  I think.  Hot flashes SUCK.  I swear i want to rip my skin off!  Ick!

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http://www.naturalhealthyconcepts.com/hrt-plus.html

I am having a rough menopause too at the age of 55.

This supplement is great and it works. Pricey at $50 a bottle but it is natural. I wanted to do something without drugs and this fit the bill. Do your own research on the active ingredient and you'll see why it is so good.

No hot flashes, no migraines. this took care of everything but the severe fatigue but that was down to another medical issue that menopause was just making worse.

Highly recommend!

And I am not affiliated with this vendor in any way. Can also purchase from other sites.

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Before you start doing the natural stuff on your own without the advice of an experienced professional, actually, don't start. So much harm can be done, especially with excessive amounts of black cohosh (probably spelled wrong, but the hot flash stuff). Just because it's natural, does't mean it's safe. There was a woman my former psychiatrist treated who decided to take excessive amounts of pure black cohosh for menopause and ended up paralyzed from the waist down. The shit you see on pinterest, is mostly bs and completely unsafe. Not saying that is where you are looking, just trying to put that out there. 

Now, there are medical professionals who have written books and have extensive knowledge about how to relieve your symptoms. If you can't afford to see an integrative or functional medical practitioner, research, and fact check three times. Just please be careful. I know you're uncomfortable and would do anything to get your life back, I've been there with my sleep disorder when I self medicated with kratom to keep me awake for years, and ended up causing so many problems. Kratom isn't a bad thing, it can help people when used properly, but all I wanted was to live a normal life. 

I sincerely wish you the best. I had medication induced hot flashes, I don't know if they were the same as menopause hot flashes, but they were debilitating. I empathize and I hope you find safe relief soon. 

Best wishes, 

Deadly

 

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http://www.naturalhealthyconcepts.com/hrt-plus.html

I am having a rough menopause too at the age of 55.

This supplement is great and it works. Pricey at $50 a bottle but it is natural. I wanted to do something without drugs and this fit the bill. Do your own research on the active ingredient and you'll see why it is so good.

No hot flashes, no migraines. this took care of everything but the severe fatigue but that was down to another medical issue that menopause was just making worse.

Highly recommend!

And I am not affiliated with this vendor in any way. Can also purchase from other sites.

That link no longer goes to HRT Plus so I guess they are no longer selling it. Here is a new link: http://vitaminsonline.org/longevityplushrtplus.aspx

And here is an article about it: https://greenlivingaz.com/pueraria-mirifica-nature’s-safe-alternative-to-estrogen-therapy/

Contains: Herbal Remedy from Thailand (H.R.T.) containing a Bio-Identical PhytoEstrogen complex of PhytoEstrogen and Isoflavones.

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