I was on hrt forfor six years for hot flashes, at that time only bad symptom. I had to go off hrt because I developed endometrial hyperplasia and had to have a d&c. I weaned myself m off very slowly and now my hot flashes are back worse than before and other symptoms too. Completely lost libido, mood swings,just a terrible awful wreck. I'm driving myself crazy. My question is , is there anyone with the same problem or that can't take hrt and what do you do for the symptoms.
I was on HRT for about 1 1/2 years and had to stop because although I have no ovaries, I developed what they believe to be ovarian cysts caused by ovarian remnants left behind after surgery. They think that the cysts may be caused by the estrogen plus I was stage 1A Ovarian Cancer, so, stop everything. I also am not allowed to take the OTC HRT remedies because they contain soy that mimics estrogen.....sooooo, what do I do...cry alot, sweat alot, am nasty alot, cranky, itchy, you name it. I take 800 ius of natural Vit E....I know that there is a lot of controversy about Vit E, but, it does help with the flashes some....I take an ativan at night before I go to sleep because it helps with the anxiety attacks that come along with the night sweats.
Some of the symptoms have gotten better with time, I have been off about a year....and I try alot to take a step back and gain contol of my emotions.
It just amazes that in the year 2007, they still cannot come up with something that helps women thru menopause.
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