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?
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.
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.
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.
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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