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Hrt after hysterectomy

Hi all I am having a hysterectomy and having everything removed I am just wondering on people's thought and experiences of hrt and how long after op did you start it xx

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Hi there

I am having a hysterectomy soon too, and am curious of this myself. Being only 31, I have been told it is essential to have it in a low dose.

Any advice/comments hugely welcome.

Thanks all x

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Hi, I am currently in hospital after having a total hysterectomy yesterday and both ovaries removed. I was due to keep one ovary but it was too badly damaged.

I have been given estro patches and told to apply them when home.

I too would love to know about anyone else's experiences and about recovery times.

Good luck with your op.

X

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Hi ladies, I had a total hysterectomy 4 years ago and was given no guidance. I think because there had not long prior to this been the breast cancer scare for HRT. I did take HRT but had to wait a couple of weeks, I think it was Premarin. I did have instant mood swings (also coming to terms with no children ever concept) and hot flushes. Ok I felt a little better but it seemed to aggravate the endo and ended up not many months later having more surgery to remove endo. I then went on to a gel where I could control the dose according to what I felt my body needed. After 30 years of endo you become an expert at listening to your body. I did find that this too started to make my hands become stiff and endo pain started again. I then bit the bullet and tried cold turkey. I watched my diet (try avoiding wheat) I introduced exercise and sage tablets which were very effective in reducing the hot flushes. Weight gain was also a very big issue which is why I introduced the high impact excercise (I learnt how to run). I could never have done this prior to the hysterectomy, I really do have a life now. No I am not mega slim but fighting that expanding middle and strengthening my bones to stay healthy and getting there and loving it. I wish you both a very special post hysterectomy journey.

xx

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Thanks everyone for your comments and well wishes X

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Hi

I had my hyst 8 years ago . I decided not to have hrt due to risk of endometriosis returning and there is breast cancer in the family .

I took a supplement of black cohosh for a few months after my hyst but then one day decided to come off everything ! I've been ok ... Hot flushes are nothing compared to endo pain so was fine.

I am having a bone scan in October to see how they are holding up but I wouldn't change it and go on HRT . Best of luck ladies for your recovery .

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I am three weeks post op, total hysterectomy but kept ovaries. I was put on a low dose of hrt one week after surgery, 1mg of Estelle & so far so good, I don't seem to have any adverse effects & it's helped with the flushes/night sweats I was experiencing due to the GnRH injections. So far I feel having a hysterectomy was the best thing I ever did & I have no regrets whatsoever. X

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Aww I hope I feel the same I am having overuse out as well x

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Hi...i am 8 weeks post hysterectomy, ovaries out and bladder repair. My gynae put me on hrt at my 6 week check up. It's only a low dose as we know it's a fine balance to keep the endo away but we need it for other future health (bones, heart etc). I'm on Estraderm MX50....change the patch twice weekly.

I'm getting on fine with mine, the odd night sweat but other than that I feel great. I can finally get on with life without worrying about how I'm going to feel. In fact i'm picking up a french bulldog pup today (never had children)......can't wait!

New start.....good luck with your op x

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Aww that's amazing how was your recovery from the op? I am glad your getting your life back enjoy it xx

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First 3 weeks were pretty rough but gradually improved after that, you just need to rest and sleep when you feel the need to. Accept any help you can cos it's very frustrating when you can't do just normal day to day stuff.....even taking a shower could wipe me out.....well worth it though xx

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