HRT before hysterectomy

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Hi, As some of you may know I'm waiting for a total hysterectomy, although I haven't received a date yet. I have mentioned before that I am perimenaausal and I'm having hot flushes and terrible night sweats. As soon as I go to bed my body just seems to heat up. Last night I couldn't sleep much and felt as if it was one of those hot summers nights where you're constantly hot and just can't sleep because of it.

My questions are, if I started HRT now, then had my hysterectomy including removal of my ovaries, would my body be even more confused and my symptoms be even worse? Has anyone else been on HRT before having a total hysterectomy?

Angie. X

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    Yes I have as was menopausal before hysterectomy but I wasn't taking them just b op but now take it again but on a gel b I was on tablets you have to take different ones when you have everything removed
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    Depending on how far away the op is it could help plus you'd know what suited you but I think you have to come off of it leading up to op anyway. I'm sure I read that on my hrt leaflets. I've not got kne to look at right now. Ask your consultant as they'll know best if doing op. Good luck with the procedure.
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    Hi Angie, I can see where your coming from my op was 8 weeks ago now, I'm still not on hrt, I'm doing ok it's inly the night sweats that can be occasionally bothersome. I have drastically changed my diet before my op though and lost alot of weight I'm still on a healthy eating plan now and also cut out my caffeine which seems to have helped loads.

    Take care x

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      Hi Ann.

      Good to hear from you and that feeling good aswell.☺

      I do eat healthily too. Think we're doing the same diet if I remember right. But the caffeine is interesting - thanks. I drink coffee and on average have around 5 or 6 cups a day, but, because of the diet I do drink quite alot of diet coke. So maybe I need to switch to the decaff one and maybe not have a coffee before I go to bed.

      8 weeks! That's gone quickly, although maybe not for you. Have you gone back to work yet? X

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      Yeh try cutting out the the caffeine plus I don't have any hot drinks before bed, let me know how you get on Hun.

      I'm not back at work yet Hun I'm going back after Easter holls I have a very heavy job in a special needs school xx

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