Just thought I'd write a few lines to see if anyone else has been feeling a bit blue since starting HRT. I started taking HRT the day after my radical hysterectomy as my ovaries were removed as well. Whilst I have been extremely fortunate in my whole experience I can't help but feeling depressed at times and I'm wondering if the HRT could be playing a part in all of this. I am on a medium dose Premarin conjugated oestrogen. I have had my first 3 monthly check up a few weeks ago and everything is good. Margins are all clear so I really should be feeling a lot happier but I'm not. Some days I feel so guilty that I feel like this when I know the whole situation could have been far worse. My husband doesn't seem to understand and I feel like I'm expected to carry on as normal but I can't. I went to see a counsellor after I was first diagnosed who recommended that I should take an anti-depressant but I was completely against the idea as I was trying to follow a healthy eating regime eating an alkaline diet and also juicing and just didn't want to put chemicals into my body at that stage. Now my surgery is over and I've been told I've had the all clear I feel lower than I did before.
Is wondering if anyone else has had these feelings too??
June 2013 - smear, severe dyskaryosis
July 2013 - colposcopy, stage 1b1 confirmed
Sept 2013 - radical hysterectomy and oophorectomy. Partial Lymph node removal (13)
Oct 2013 - margins all clear