Any suggestions on HRT?

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I had a subtotal hysterectomy when I was 34 and was left with one ovary and my cervix. I am now 46 and have been suffering for the past 3 years with horrible symptoms that I finally know are menopause. The Doctor put me on vitamin D 10000 iu every week and 4 pumps of Estrogel 0.06%. I started at 2 pumps a day and now am at 4 pumps because the 2 didn't help. I am scared nothing will help. I also started taking vitamin b6 everyday. Can anyone reccomend something that will work? I know everyone is different but any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi, Amzngds,

    I feel the same way. I had the worst summer of my life! I didn't do anything because of this. I feel this may never end. I think this started late 2013, and its gotten progressively worse. I don't know how much more I can take. I have a few decent days, but not close to my old self. I don't see friends much, except for a few. I've isolated myself and I don't think all coworkers understand. I was prescribed progesterone tabs but didn't take them because I'm reading they cause headaches, and nausea et. I feel lost! I'm starting the progesterone cream again and hear it helps, but may take months. I wish there was a support group

    In person. Your not alone! Prayers

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      Thank you for your post Colleen. I am going through it to. I have come to the conclusion I will take whatever wIll help me and if the estrogen will hurt me I will take the chance because I can't live life like this anymore.

      I am glad I found this site and have you and others to talk to 🙂. I find those who haven't gone through this have no idea what it's like and have little patience or sympathy.

      I hope the cream works for you.

      Amzngds 🙂

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      Hi Colleen. I'm so sorry you are feeling so lost. I know how you feel as i felt truly out of control before i started hrt in april.  If i remember right did you see an endocrinologist that decided to try you on progesterone tablets?  xx

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    Hi Amzngds, what symptoms are you experiencing? Could you be more specific please? Thanks.
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      Hi Sochima,

      Best way to put it is I feel like a deflated balloon. I have zero energy. I have no interest in anything. I can't sleep. My heart speeds up and Palpitates. I eat and I feel bloated and gross and then 2 hours later it's like I need food now or I will pass out. I get hot and cold flashes and my face will break out in a big sweat. I get cranky and my family looks at me like I am crazy. I am losing my hair on my head and I have almost stopped growing hair under my arms, legs and pubic area. I get very dizzy and I drop everything. I have nerve damage in my lower back and that's worse to. There are so many symptoms but these are the ones I can list from the top of my head. Should I list all of them?

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      I have been on the Estrogel for 4 months. Faithfully everyday. I was so excited to start it and nothing. I know I have to give it some time but it gets frustrating. That's why I was wondering what else was out there and how it helps others

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      I know you have had a hysterectomy, but just wondered if you might need some progesterone added to your hrt too to help your symptoms? 4 pumps of estrogel is quite a high dose. It may be worth talking to your doc about referring you to an endocrinologist for some detailed blood testing to pinpoint what could help you hormone/hrt wise.  They can also look in detail at your thyroid functions as that can be linked to peri/meno symptoms too. Hope this helps hun. xx
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      Hi Amzngds,

      There is a website called Hystersisters. It is a website for women who had hysterectomies, The women on there do the samething we do here. They support

      Each other. Maybe you should check it out. Let me know if it helps you.

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    Hi Amzngds

    I am so sorry to hear that you have been suffering so long. What are the symptoms you are having?

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