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emotional issues 4 mos post hyst.
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emotional issues 4 mos post hyst.

I had a hysterectomy on Aug. 2 of this year and at first I felt great. Physically I feel fine, but emotionally I am concerned about myself. I have been feeling very lethargic and short tempered, just basically not enthused about anything and not really caring about the things I used to be delighted by. I take 1 mg. of estridol daily and have been since about wk 4 post op. Anyone else experience this and what do you suggest to get over it?
NNorwood
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Hello NNorwood,

Sorry to hear that you are not felling like yourself. Ironically one of the side effects of estradiol is depression. Often your described symptoms will subside within three months of use and/or after major surgery. I am not sure of your indication for hormone replacement therapy (estradiol) but you should find out. If it is not warranted consider stopping it. If hormone replacement therapy is warranted consider being evaluated for depression by a healthcare professional. You should also be evaluated for anemia which is common after surgery.

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