Short Perimenopause?

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I had a hysterectomy two years ago, but kept my ovaries. Last year I began hot flashes, and they came and went repeatedly without regularity.Then I got regular hot flashes non-stop for a few months this year, and I thought this is the real deal now.

That is until August.... I haven’t had any since!

Is this typical for post hysterectomy patients? I hardly think I have got off this lightly!!

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    Hi Irish! I've not had a hysterectomy but I'd like to share my story because it's similar...I'm 54 and post meno (Haven't had period in 1 yr and 9 months) and March - June this year had terrible hot flashes and night sweats...for 4 months solid. I was depressed and had very dark thoughts during that time. Late June, the flashes dissipated but the night sweats continued. Flashes came back, on and off,  but they were much less intense. However, starting around mid September...I've noted that BOTH the hot flashes and night sweats have gone. Slept last night without my beloved and very necessary fan!! (I live in FL so it's still very hot). I can't believe it!  But I know that they may all come back at any time. Fingers crossed it is over but, like you, I don't think it works that way and I don't think I'll get off this lightly. What I can say is that I'm thankful every morning I wake up that I did not lose sleep over terribly uncomfortable night sweats. I am very grateful each day for no hot flashes. They were nearly debilitating. Good luck and I hope it is over for you! -Kazjo

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    Maybe you did!

    It's hard to tell but my guess is that there might be a few more ebb and flows..your body is adjusting.

    Xoxo

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    I had a Hysterectomy in 2013, I have my ovaries. I first suffered with night sweats and was irritable all the time and had little patience, but I've been through a lot these last 5 years. The night sweats would run about 3 times a week in the beginning.I got use to it and thought if this is all I have to deal with then great. BUT, and this may not happen with you because everyone is different. Some people have it easy, others, not so easy. My last two years have been awful, especially the last year 1/2 and I have heard that it can take a traumatic event that can happen in ones life and it can throw you into full blown Peri. In my case, this did happen. My mother passed away and my marriage ended June 2017. 

    1. Night Sweats started

    2. Hot Flashes started a year 1/2 ago

    3. Digestive issues, in the bathroom for about an hour every morning - year 1/2 ago - Now not so bad now

    4. Night sweats and Hot flashes mostly every day and night for the last year. 

    5. Morning anxiety every morning for 4 years now

    6. Major Anxiety and panic attacks for the last year, in the middle of the night and in the morning. AWFUL 

    7. Thinning hair, last 6 months

    8. Fatigue, daily 

    9. Sleep deprived for about a year now. I need at least 7 hours of sleep to feel productive. 

    10. Missed a lot of work within the last year, mainly due to anxiety

    11. No interest in doing the things I once loved, such as being with friends and family and going out. 

    I could go on and on..... I'm 52 and will be 53 in April. I can't take hormones and I'm allergic to antidepressants, therefore, I have spent a lot of money trying natural products. I had blood work done, seen specialists, everything comes back normal but my OB confirmed I'm in the peri stages. 

    I do have some relief now but still have bad days. When I have a good day, I can't thank God enough because I was at the end of my rope a month ago. This is what I'm doing now to help with my symptoms. 

    I started this daily and now I use when I'm feel certain symptoms coming on. 

    Vitamin D3 5000  - Once a day - helps with depression

    Magnesium - Once a day, helps with anxiety, relaxes the body 

    Estroven (Sleep Cool One) - Once a night

    Emerita Pro-gest cream - 20 mg per 1/4 teaspoon, Contains 450 mg USP Progesterone

    750 mg of CBD oil called Bare Roots RX - Put the drops under the tongue - For anxiety 

    Mellow CBD oil roll on - Anxiety 

    Hot Flashes - 3 at a time daily - Its called Hot Flashes

    OPC-3 B6, B12. Powder form and helps balance the mood and gives you energy, etc

    Biotin - Also helps with menopause, hair and nails. 

    I think I covered it all! This can all be purchased over the counter or online. Again, I'm not saying you'll end up like me, and/or I'm not trying to scare anyone, just trying to educate the best I can because the medical field is clueless when it comes to menopause. I'm hoping and praying that the end of my menopause is soon to come because my body has been through a lot. Good luck and I hope you get off easy!!!!!! cheesygrin

    Theresa

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    Really really hope you have! It will be great for a positive outcome which will give hope to the rest of us! Keep us posted! Xx
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