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Didi59 posted:
I am 53 and had a complete hysterctomy almost two years ago. I have been on the hormone patch for almost two years. I love it! It
has been the best two years of my life. I don't want to go off the patch
in fear of going back to the person I was before.
This is how the patch has helped me. No hot flashes, no loss in my
sex drive, no mood swings, not emotional and no vaginal dryness. I
am actually better on the patch than I was before. I did gain about ten
pounds..
How long can I stay on the patch? Also, I have one patch left and my doctor can't see me for a week. What will happen to me if I am off the patch for a week?
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Anon_6061 responded:
I'm glad the patch works for you. I guess you must have had some pretty severe gynecological problems to be feeling better without your parts. The patch was a "failure" for me. It gave me great vaginal lubrication but NO libido and little to no response. It wasn't enough systemic estrogen either - I was a total mess while on it. Other forms of estrogen give me better systemic coverage but not the vaginal lubrication. Very odd!

I also had a complete hysterectomy and wish I could turn back time. No estrogen replacement has restored my pre-hysterectomy quality of life and sense of feeling normal. I don't even look the same because I aged overnight after the hysterectomy.
 
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Didi59 replied to Anon_6061's response:
This is very odd that the patch works for some and not others. I am on Vivell Dot .05mg. I want to stay on it because I am doing so well, but I am afraid of certain side effects that it may cause with long term use. I am also afraid to go off of it in fear of what I may become. Catch 22. I guess different things work for different women. My only complaint is that my skin is dry. I keep my face and body moisturized. I found this oil at Walmart that has several essential oils in it and it smells good. I put it all over my body and face at night before bed. The name of it is Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil. You can find it in the shampoo section. I hope this helps!
 
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Anon_6061 replied to Didi59's response:
My skin got extremely dry (and saggy) after my hysterectomy too. My hair also fell out. Did you lose any hair and, if so, any suggestions for that? Thanks.
 
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Didi59 replied to Anon_6061's response:
My skin got dry, but not saggy. Not yet anyway. My hair did not fall out. I use 2 Tbls. of Organic Virgin Coconut oil mixed with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice on my scalp once a week for nourishment. I exfoliates the scalp and moisturizes it. It will help your hair grow better. You can check with your local grocery store or at a health food store for it. My husband thinks I am silly for putting all this stuff on my body. But it helps. I look like a grease pit by the time I get all that stuff on me.


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