Depression and crying spells and fatigue starting 3 months post UFE

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Hi, i had a UFE in september 3rd and my periods are still like clockwork. i have 8 fibroids and adenomyosis. since the UFE i noticed ive become more teary but my last period was shocking on day 5 , i

broke out in crying spells , anxiety depression amd severe fatigue. the symptoms fluctuate like mood swings and havent gone . could it be from the UFE ? anyone else go through this ?

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    hi Carmen, sorry to hear that. I had a myomectomy in November 2017 for 13 fibroids and I also have Adenomyosis. I know we didn't have the same procedure but I noticed that I was more emotional, teary and very fatigued after mine. I suppose mine was open surgery but I think it may be your hormones settling and your body trying to figure out what's going on.

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      thank you so very much .. im glad the procedure is over for you . its a painful one. i had no idea to be honest about the hormonal affects and cant much information out there . hopefully i will feel better soon . hope yours is a success as well

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    I don't know how old you are but it might be worth checking your ovarian reserve as well as your other hormone levels. One of the (unspoken) complications of UFE is blockage of vessels to the ovaries which can trigger early menopause. They say this is rare but I'm starting to doubt that very much. There is very little evidence for successful uncomplicated pregnancy after UFE.

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      hi @DrPatient thabk you. im 44 yrs old and i have a feeling you are right. its awful. ill go get tested and see whats happening and they do downplay the percentage as well . wish they could be more upfront

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    Hi, sorry to hear of the adverse effects you are experiencing and at the same time, thanks for sharing. I am 40 and had a UFE done one week ago. I have been researching this for quite some time and find that forums on this topic are minimum. I only came across this forum with an similar experience of mine just days before the procedure and that post was two years ago. 'Mild depression' was noted on a hardcopy of the adverse effects of procedure I received from my doctor. It also said it was for a short period. I really do hope that you feel better.

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    Hi Carmen,

    I had the same experience as you. I am 3 weeks post UFE and feeling anxiety, teary, impulsive, fatigue. As if my body was having hard time to absorbe the dead tissues of the fibroid. Or could it be more hormonal related, I am not sure. But if it does not change I will consult a doctor for a myomectomy. How are you feeling now after three years? I hope all your symptoms are gone. I appreciate any feedback from others.



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      Hi Reka, im so sorry to hear this. i know how awful it is

      mine was a mixture of both. it also ended up being

      subacute thyroiditis which made me overactive which also made me feel terrible. it was mainly the thyroid. can you have an ultrasound of your thyroid? forget bloods first as mine was normal but specialist explained i have this and my body is too sensitive

      let me know how you go 

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