It's now over 3 months since I had my hyst. I started on HRT 5 days ago (livial) which so far isn't having any effect and my hot flushes actually seem to be getting worse :/ I have also put on another 3lbs. I had weight gain when I first got ill, gained more weight after surgery last november. I couldn't manage to get any off after the hyst (although it didn't go up) and desperately hoped the HRT would help, but I've only got bigger.
I know in the grand scheme of things its not the worst thing in the world, but it's really starting to get to me now. I feel like I've gone from being a slim young woman who had difficult periods to a flabby, overweight middle aged woman overnight. I don't drink alcohol. I've cut out chocolates and sweets. I'm more active than I was prior to surgery and I'm still gaining weight and don't know what to do. I've tried so hard to put a brave face on everything, pretending I didn't care when my hair started falling out last year, I don't care about the scarring, having 3 surgeries in 14 months was fine, being menopausal and infertile at 39 is fine, but this just feels so bloody unfair. I'm having to change my clothes 3-4 times a day at the moment because the sweating is so bad and usually I work from home but I have 3 days of face to face meetings next week and I don't know how I'm going to cope if the HRT isn't helping by then.
No point to this, just needed to say it somewhere as my husband can't cope if I stop pretending everything is fine and I don't really have anyone else to talk to.