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    Severe perimenopause symptoms
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    wantingalifeafter40 posted:
    I am 47 and 1 year our from a partial hysterectomy. I still have both of my ovaries but had severe fibroids so had to have my uterus removed. I have suffered with HEAVY periods and severe mood swings since my mid 30's and was hoping the hysterectomy would help. It helped with the bleeding but now it appears I am right in the middle of perimenopause. I exercise, eat healthy and take natural supplements. I am having mood swings so bad now I don't even want to be with myself. I also have started to have the sensation of my skin crawling which is now keeping me up at night. Ughhhhhh. Any advice would be much appreciated!! I am open to all suggestions at this point.
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    Anon_6061 responded:
    I am also suffering post-hysterectomy and wish I was whole again. It's a shame you lost your uterus for fibroids when there are organ-sparing treatments (meds for the bleeding or fibroid removal).

    Ovarian failure after hysterectomy occurs about 40% of the time so it is not surprising you are having these symptoms. Plus you are at the age of perimenopause.

    Have you thought about taking estrogen? I personally don't think I could function without it.


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