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    rlr824 posted:
    I am 26 and had my full hysterectomy when i was 24. I chose to opt out of the hrt treatmennt since i was already aware of how hormones effected my body prior to tbe surgery and also how the women in my family had bad reactions to the treatment. My response to the surgery, the symptoms, were a bit delayed and over this last year my mood swings have increasesed and the depression seems to set in fairly quickly and lasts fir days at a time. Sometimes I feel as if i am losing my mind. I have come back to school and I can deal with the hot flashes and even the naseau that i get but the mental tole this ks having onme isbecoming really hard to deal with and I dont know what else I can do, does anyoe have ny suggestions?

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    Anon_6061 responded:
    Sex (ovarian) hormones are needed by every cell in the body including the brain. So your symptoms make sense. I quickly became suicidally depressed after my hysterectomy and I'd never suffered from depression before. I also had anxiety, memory loss, cognition and concentration problems, and severe irritability along with many menopausal type symptoms.

    Estrogen greatly improved all of my symptoms. I didn't even try anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, attention deficit, and sleep meds but instead went straight to estrogen, my new best friend!

    Hopefully, it will also "protect" my bones and heart and other aspects of my health.

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