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mood swings after hysterectomy

I HAD A HYSTERECTOMY 7 WEEKS AGO,I STILL HAVE 1 OVARY LEFT. I HAVE BEEN HAVING TERRIBLE MOOD SWINGS AND ANXIETY SINCE THE SURGERY.ONE MINUTE IM AS HAPPY AS CAN BE AND THEN THE NEXT I FEEL LIKE THROWING THINGS AT THE WALL AND THE NEXT IM BALLING MY EYES OUT. I'VE NEVER HAD A PANIC ATTACK BEFORE BUT NOW I DO, I THINK. SOMETIMES WHEN IM DRIVING I GET AN OVERWEALMING FEAR OF CRASHING OR HAVING SOME KIND OF FREAK ACCIDENT, LIKE AN OVERPASS CRASHING ON TO MY CAR.I ALSO HAVE FEELINGS OF SOMETHING HAPPENING TO MY CHILDREN.IM SURE IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MY HORMONE LEVELS, AND HRT IS NOT AN OPTION BECAUSE OF HI RISK FOR CANCER. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT WILL HELP ME THAT I CAN MENTION TO MY OB? ANY ANSWERS WILL HELP THANKS LADIES
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I just had a hysterectomy 4 weeks ago and I have both my ovaries.  

In the middle of the night I wake up warm, not sweaty, but I feel like I can't get air that well and I am having some panick issues too.  

My family will be going to Yosemite next week on our yearly vacation and I am going to stay with my sis.  I did not want my family to miss out on the trip, yet, because I have been leaning and counting on them so heavily, I feel I might be lost with out them. My sis wants to take care of me, so no worries there.  

In the middle of the night when I wake up I am overwhelmed with the dark, being alone and not sleeping.  I have been praying over this and researching the situation.  I have cut back on the progesterone I was taking before the surgery for 8 yrs (600mg of natural compounded progesterone for cycle control) so I am pretty sure this is hormonal, but I want to keep my progesterone intake low.  I have been using a cream at 100mg.  So last night I took a 200mg pill and went right to sleep.

This blog has helped encourage me that my hunch about the hormones is correct and I appreciate all your comments.

Does anyone have input about the progesterone.  One doctor says no, it could be a cancer receptor, and my other doctor says it will help calm me and help with sleep.  I don't have any cancer scare going on, but I want to be wise and b alanced!!  (And as soon as I can I plan to get back to the gym, but right now I can only pace!!  HAHA
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I had a hysterectomy the 22 August I am 51 Had gone through menopause. All was removed but one ovary.  Since Friday I been having bad mood swings.  Crying over everything  All of sudden I have to have a male white kitten have 2 fixed females that are almost 2 years old.  I am sensitve person but the last few days I am super sensitive  Just not sure what is going on!
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Don't let anyone tell you that what you are feeling isn't "right" or that you are just being "paranoid."  What you are going through is real and should be recognized and treated as such.  There are people out there who are first to criticize and perhaps they had no major set backs, so f'n what!!!
I am 45, just had a hysterectomy with one ovar left and all was smooth sailing up to about 3 weeks ago ( my surgery was about 4 wks ago).  I am way too happy to have had it done compared to all the pain and discomfort.  The problem now: I'm a raving lunatic and newly married! I cry over anything, my reality is so far from everyone else's.  My mood swings are over the top!  I was absolutely NOT PREPARED for this!For anyone to say oh hell you have one ovary left and there is no reason to be this way is way out of their f'n gourd!!!  This is what is happeing to me and to my new husband and family.  My marriage is almost on the rocks because I am so out of contol emotionally.  HELP!!!!  I know something is not right with me, I sure wasn't like this before surgery.  How do you decide what to take when you know you need a fix ASAP and don't have all the time in the world to research it?????
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I remember a few days after I had my hysterectomy, just standing in the kitchen crying.  I had no reason to cry.........I just felt so sad. My husband and kids were like, "What's wrong?"  I was like, "I don't know".   I couldn't explain it!!   Also, take into consideration that you can't do anything major for 6 weeks.  That was hard for me!!  Having a hysterectomy is hard on your hormones.  But, this will pass and you will feel GREAT!!  I went through the same thing, your body will adjust!  It has been over two years for me and I feel great!  GOOD LUCK!!
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I have never been in this kind of room before but do not know what else to do.  I am 7 weeks post partial hysterectomy.  My recovery was a bit bumpy and of course I am still pushing myself.   I still get horrible shooking pains where my uterus "used to be" now it is in a lab in CA so they tell me.  My reason for the post is I have two young children 4 and 3.  Since the surgury I am yelling at them and my husband something horrible.  Don't get me wrong I yelled prior but lately I have no patience at all.  I am emotional too.  I am starting to yell, feel like a horrible parent and then you would think i would stop yelling but no.  I do not really understand what is going on with me. I thought I was not suppose to experience this if I had one ovary still in.  Any suggestions?  Any over the counter "chill mom out pills"?  

Thanks,

CA
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I had a hysterectomy in Sept of 2006.  I am now experiencing some of the things the other ladies on here are experiencing only it seems everyone else experienced them a lot sooner than I did.  I cry over the littlest things.  My finacee thinks something is wrong with us and thinks that he is doing something wrong.  I can't explain the feelings I am having so it is hard for him to understand.  I wake up numerous times throughout the night sometimes I am sweating so bad I have to change clothes.  I have called the doctor and set up an appointment to talk with her about these problems.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I am only 30 years old, isn't that too soon to be going through menopause?
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