In Dec 2007, I was diagnosed with endometriosis (stage 4). In Jan 2008, I had surgery for the removal of the endometriosis, which was on my uteran walls as well as both ovaries. Post surgery, my doctor informed me that he actually had removed a 3 inch tumor from my left ovary. In Feb 2008, my doctor then informed me that the tumor removed contained both benign and malignant cells (diagnosed as ovarian cancer) and he highly recommended I undergo yet another surgery to remove my ovary, which I agreed to and was removed in April 2008. I was given a lupron shot, which I was told would wear off in about July. Most of the menopausaul systems due to the Lupron seemed to be going away, until recently. During the past several weeks I've been experiencing headaches, trouble falling and staying asleep and I've woken up slightly sweaty, which i would assume are night sweats.
Is this an effect of the loss of an ovary? What can I expect from the loss of one ovary? Does one ovary supply me with the necessary hormones needed? What are the average side effects of losing one ovary?