Ok so I had a #Hysterectomy (womb and most of my fallopian tubes removed) just over 10 years ago (January 2007) due to severe Dysmenorrhoea. I was 24 at the time. ✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴
The problem is in March 2017 I started to experience some weird hybrid of menopausal symptoms and PMDD. Night sweats, vaginal pain/dryness, urinary incontinence, extremely low mood, no motivation and mood swings. Those ONLY occur from the last day of each month through the first 2 weeks of the following month. This is about the time I'd have had my periods before I had the hysterectomy. Naturally I had my hormone levels checked (full hormone panel) as there's a chance your ovaries can fail early once the womb has been removed but they're NORMAL?!? As were my Kidney, Liver, Thyroid and CBG (non fasting glucose) tests that I had done at the same time. So the doctor gave me Prozac (which I'm apprehensive to try as every antidepressant I have been on up til now has made me suicidal and I do not wish to feel worse than I do already) to take for one week a month when I start to feel bad (usually the week before period but given I can't tell when that is exactly I have to judge on my mood). He also referred me to a #Gynaecologist as he's a guy and doesn't know much about female reproductive systems etc. Was meant to go on 20th April but then found out my appointment was due to be with a MAN (that was exactly why my male gp referred me to them so I could speak to another man....NOT) so I have rescheduled it for 09 May when I will be seeing a WOMAN.
So I was wondering if there were any other women out there who have had their womb removed and whose hormone levels are normal that still struggle with menopausal/PMDD symptoms? TIA 💜
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