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Has anyone with anxiety had a hysterectomy
I  posted on the hysterectomy forum but didn't really get any responses. I am scheduled for a hysterectomy(leaving right ovary) on January 4. I am just concerned that messing with my hormones will make my anxiety worse. I just wanted to know have any of you with anxiety and panic attacks had a  hysterectomy and if so how did it go?
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anyone??
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I go in for my hysterectomy on Monday. I am getting really nervous. I was hoping to hear experiences from others that have been through this. Thanks
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Hi,

I had a total hysterctomy and suffer massive anxiety, but after it was done, I was fine, more calmer than I ever been.  Did not leave anything in there.

I wish you well.
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I havent had a hysterectomy, but I have posted a few post on hormones and the role I believe they have played in my anxiety. My understanding is that in post menopausal women, or women who are in forced menopause from a hysterectomy..the estrogen is what is declined...i have anxiety that seems related to the menstrual cycle, specifically when estrogen drops in the cycle. I also developed all this for the first time after I stopped breastfeeding and got my cycle back. This is theory of course, but I was told that taking low dose hormones through birth control could help me to level out each month and hopefully diminish the symptoms. Just food for thought.
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Thanks for the comment. It's great that it helped your anxiety. I hope it does the same for me. I am leaving my right ovary as I am only 26 and not ready for menopause.
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Thanks for the input. I too notice increased anxiety at times with my cycle. Mostly during ovulation and the week before my period. So basically the 2 weeks before my period. I hope the hysterectomy helps with the anxiety but if not at least it will help with the bleeding and pain problems I have with cysts and all. I hope you get your hormones back in check as well and good luck with the new baby.
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I had slight anxiety before my hysterectomy on Dec 17, 2009. Since the surgery my anxiety is CRAZY! I have been to my doctor to discuss this with her and she said it is not likely from the surgery. I beg to differ! I do not feel the same anymore. Something is not right! I was happy go lucky type person. Now I am afraid to go places that I am not familiar with, don't want to go out to dinner, hate leaving the house. I am on hormones and anti-depressents. I have no patience and have become easily irritated. All I want to do is sleep.
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You’re absolutely right about all the symptoms of panic and anxiety after a hysterectomy. I had mine 20 years ago, symptoms started almost immediately after surgery, and no help from any Dr. Blood test came back normal, but I finally went on estrogen therapy, which really helped. Forward 20 years, and I still can’t live with estrogen.
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