Been told will go straight into the menopause after an operation. Help!

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I am having both ovaries and both fallopian tubes removed, it is only today that the hospital has told me that my perods will stop and I will go straight into the menopause. My consultant has said that because of my age, 49. HRT is not necessary. He feels, from a couple of things I told him that I may well already be peri-menopasal.

Anything I need to be prepared for?

My question is this I already take chromium picolinate to stabalise my blood sugar as it tends to be low, D3 as I was treated for deficency and advised to take a maintenance dose. I plan to take B6 and B12.

Anything else I should take. Is calcium a good idea and if so how much?

As an epileptic I already know that I cannot take evening Primrose oil and St Johns Wort. Anything else I will of course check on. Thanks for your help.

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    Your consultant may not be correct.  Age has nothing to do with symptons or HRT use or non use and how a woman feel.  Everyone is different.  You may have Manageable symptons in peri, but without ovaries it may be a different situation or may not.  Even women who have been through meno and have their ovaries taken or chemo sometimes have issues.  Surgical menopause is tough on many women and hopefully you will be fine, however I would have a backup plan just in case.
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    Hi Taz

    oh blees you hun.. 

    Yes you will be straight full meno... Quite severe syptoms at times ..

    Yes get some Jarrows 5000mcg B12 the strongest red label..

    at least 100mg B6..

    I am abit shocked at this as some Gynos will give low dose relief of HRT after partial hysterectomy .. Especially ovaries..

    Jay xx

     

     

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    Taz

    also get some Menapol Plus capsules 2 x daily

    Calcium & Magnesium

    Vit D 

    along with the B12 & B6 ...

    I took Estroven Max for years, and now take menapol plus its just as good..

    when are you scheduled to have your op Taz

    Jay xx

     

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    Hi Taz im going in to have a full hysterectomy on the 12th Sep and i am 49 as well.And my gyni told me i will go straight into menapause but i am in peri already.Ive got a 11cm cyst on my left ovarei so that is the reason why im having the op.I went into holland and Barret and asked her advice and she recommended Starflower and Menoforce so i bought them and i started taking them yeasterday to get them in system before the op,Hope this helps xxxx.
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    hello Taz, I'm not going through anything like you are but reading your post i was curious to how you deal with your low blood sugar as i was diagnoised with hypoglycemia in 2012 and struggle along, my specialist said there was nothing i could take but it was all about diet to keep my levels even. Could you tell me why you cant take Evening Primrose as i have just started this week.

    I hope all goes well for your op and will be thinking of you on the 15th sept. sending you a comforting hug x 

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      I'm epileptic which is why I cannot take Evening Primose oil.

      Chromium and Zinc are known to help stabalise blood sugar levels. I was advised to follow a low GI diet which prevents peaks and troughs.

      I will message you copies of some information sheets I was given at the time and have found useful.

      Just from interest are you in America or the UK?

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      thanks Taz, i'm in the UK.  I was told to follow a low GI diet too but was just given a couple of sheets of information to go on.  I didn't know about the Evening Primrose oil effects. 
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    Hi girl's am having a full hysterectory a 3 weeks tomorrow and i was wondering what is GI diet please xxx
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