I am 36 and have had both of my ovaries removed by surgery 2 months ago as a result of OC. My gynae-onc and another gynae-oncologist I saw for a second opinion both recommended that I do not use HRT given that I don't have any serious symptoms apart from ocassional hot flashes and difficulty sleeping through the night (but not insomnia as such). It's hard to say if I am experiencing some other symptoms like restlessness and fatigue as a result of surgical menopause or because I'm going through chemo (taxol/carbo/avastin). I have read about surgical menopause giving rise to other problems like brain fog, loss of memory, difficulty concentrating etc which bothers me slightly as I still hope to go back to work after chemo.
My gynae-onc also said that the symptoms are most serious about a week or 2 after surgery and that if I am not experience any serious symptoms now then it's unlikely I will in the future. Is this true?
Another concern I have is osteoporosis and joint pain as I'm a very active person and really hope to get back into sports after chemo is over or when my body allows it. Doctor suggests that I start doing bone density scans next year and then decide what meds I should take. Does the sound right?
Sorry for this long post but just want to see if anyone has gone without HRT after having both ovaries removed and how that has worked out for you?