Re: 11 yrs post-hysterectomy--still having menopause symptoms??
Oh no. I'm in my 6th year of that stuff and hoping it would end soon, but I don't think it will since you women are on 12 years. In the book I'm reading -- can we mention books here? -- Christianne Northrup's book on menopause -- she said menopausal symptoms can last anywhere from 6 to 13 years. So I hope it's over soon for those of you on 12 years post! Please let me know there's a light at the end of this tunnel. Actually, there is. A woman at work had it for over 10 years and now says she needs a sweater because she's cold and doesn't have the hot flashes anymore. I hang my hope on that.
I have to add one thing that really helped me the most, but it's not easy. It's following ayurvedic rules. Nothing spicy, hot, sour, or salty. Not easy! I ate mostly all bitter and sweet for that whole week -- NO hot flashes and NO mood swings. There's a long list of foods in those 2 categories but it gets rough when you have to stick to it and need to buy your lunch out during the week. But it worked. Bitter is dark green veggies, sweet is alot of the fruits (but not all). Berries are very good. Coconuts, pineapple, and carrots are on the list. It really works and I felt great and SANE.