I had a partial hysterectomy in august of 2003. My ob gave me the choice of leaving my ovaries or having them removed. I asked him what he thought was best and in the end, he left them in. Within the first month, my ovaries completely shut down and my endometerosis came back with a vengance and I suffered for almost two years before he decided to do a complete hysterectomy. That was in the middle of september 2005. I did not have any insurance and medicaid (thank god), paid for my surgery, but unfortunatley, it only paid for that and not my medications.
This is june 29, 2006 and I feel like I am seriously losing my mind some days. I am on an anti-depressant and some anxiety medication, but the hot flashes, night sweats and crying are starting to take their toll on me. I know that my depression is being intensified by my lack of no hormones and there are days that I can't seem to get out of bed.
If there is anyone out there that knows what I am going through, please write to me and give me some guidance and advice. I don't know how much longer I can stand living this way.
Hi! I too had a hysterectomy. (almost 9 yrs ago) before I had my hysterectomy, my body threw itself into menopause. I was only 22! I had severe hot flashes worse than my own mother, plus I was depressed and irritable. I felt horrible as you can well imagine. To top it off, I had severe endometriosis and fibroids....After my hysterectomy, I had to take premarin because my right ovary would not work properly. I immediately stopped taking the premarin when I found out what was in it. My suggestion to you is this...Have your hormones checked again! If you do not have your ovaries and the medications arent working, checking your hormones will tell them if something is off. Good luck to you!
Looks to me like we are all sisters with some of the same symptoms. Some of mine were befoe the hysto and the others are after but they are all the same.
The depression is kicking my butt big time. I actually think I am going to have to have my meds changed not sure.
My boyfriend thinks I am no longer interested in him the way I was because the sex drive, vaginal dryness and the fact that I am either too hot or to cold at night so I sleep with my back to him doesn't help the depression thing at all. I have told him that its not him its me and the effects of the hysto and the weight I have put back on since the surgery and since dropping so much of it. Really has me depressed.
Anyway I just wanted to let you know your not alone and no your not crazy even though some days we feel like we are.. :d
I also had a Full Hysterectomy at the age of 23, I'm now 36. I started HRT right away. So it has been 13 yrs now, and they have finally decided to try & get me off it.
I some days feel like I'm seriously going CRAZY... There are days where I feel like I'm sorta on the Normal Page, but most times I feel like I'm lost.
I have a Fiance' that I love very much, and he loves me just the same. But there are days that I feel like the littlest thing he does drives me nuts. If he chews to loud, if he doesn't answer me in the right tone of voice, if he forgets to take the garbage out, if he snores to loud, pretty much whatever he does, I find something to !**@! him out for.
There are days that I feel like I could just check out of this world, because I can't handle it. I have isulated myself from people, I no longer want to hang out, it feels like a big chore to me. And as for meeting new people, not a chance, I feel like everyone is wondering why I'm childless, and some even have the nerve to ask me why I don't have kids. And most times I have to fight to get the words out, "I can't have any."
I wish everyday now, that I never did this to my body. I never was told by anyone how much it can & will change you. The Dr's never told me about the crazy side effects it would have.
So my Sisters, yor not alone feeling like your body has aged 50 yrs over nite, and your mind also.
There are times I will get up to do something, and totally forget what it was I was going to do. Some days I scare myself, wondering how I'm goin to be in 50 yrs if I'm this bad now.
Maybe I need to be on Anxiety pills, or something. I don't know...All I can say is, If I could turn back the hands of time I certainly would....
And as for Sex Drive, LOL I don't even know what that is anymore, all I know is I miss it ....
I am 48 had to have a Hysterectomy and like all of you the doctor did not tell me of all the changes I also would turn back the time and not have it done. some days I feel what the use my family do not understand. the antidepressants made me worse than better i could not function I would just sit and not move tried 3 kinds.I have one ovary I just fell like it is not working very good. The sex well that did not tell me it would never be the same. HA HA The doctor did i tell you no you forgot that subject. What to do what to do. When does it get better.
It gets better when you make it better...It is the same sex that you used to know only now you have this Stop sign in your mind that says, it stinks...You alone make your passion...Anti-depressants can get rough if you take too many of them, so cut back on them...I had all three things taken out of me at 47 so I have walked your walk in life...Now about the surgery...The doctor is a man...Unless a person has gone through this surgery they cannot give you an honest answer...They can only tell you that you need it....Hope this helps...
Give yourself some time...Believe me the pluses far out number the minuses..