I had a full hysterectomy plus both ovaries a week ago. Had big endometriomas 10+cm on both ovaries plus lots of adhesions, endometriosis and other fun things. The doctor prescribed estrogen patches to start wearing. (I'm 47) but I'm in two minds about wearing them. In the past week I've had no menopausal symptoms different to what I was already feeling. Wondering if my ovaries had already given up the ghost?? (After years of IVF, fertility drugs, ovarian hyper stimulation etc etc they really had been through hell and back over the years). How long after my surgery should I be expecting to feel the full brunt of instant menopause? Any time I've ever taken things that mess with my hormones my body reacts badly so I'm nervous.