How to Beat Depression After a Hysterectomy – Rose’s Story
Have you noticed a change in the way you feel after having a hysterectomy? Do you feel depressed, but you can’t shake it off? When your hormones decline, which happens immediately after a hysterectomy, depression is a common result. Rose’s story will give you hope that your depression can lift once you restore hormonal balance.
For a time in my life, the holidays seemed to be a drudgery and a mix of emotions. I wanted to experience the festivity of the holidays, but I just couldn’t find the energy to prepare for them, nor could I feel like I was going to enjoy them. Let me explain.
In 1999, I had a hysterectomy, which my doctor convinced me I needed for a number of reasons. No sooner did I have the surgery than I started to have another set of problems. The depression started immediately after the hysterectomy, and I was feeling anxious and irritable all the time. Not only was there a shift in my moods but also in my energy levels, and I was gaining weight. I felt tired like I needed naps, and I just knew something was wrong.
When I went back to my family doctor to talk to him about the depression, he said, “It’s a part of the response that the body has after you’ve had a major surgery. Let’s try these antidepressants. The depression will lift, and you will be fine.” I didn’t get a clear answer as to whether he knew that it was depression. When I took the antidepressants, I didn’t feel like myself. It was like I was in a fog. The side effects of the drug outweighed the benefits, so I decided to stop taking them. I saw three doctors for different symptoms but got no solutions.
To make matters worse, I found myself having anxiety and panic attacks, which I’d never had before, and they can be crippling. Once, on a trip, I was driving down a mountain with my youngest son, who was a year old, in his car seat. I started to panic and think that I was going to drive off the mountain. It was a very difficult time for me and like nothing I’d ever experienced. My husband and I knew something was wrong. He was very concerned for my health, and he wanted his wife back.
At that point, I had resigned myself to living a miserable life, but we kept praying about what to do. By divine intervention, we found the Hotze Health & Wellness Center. A lady at my daughter’s school had very similar symptoms to mine and was talking about what she did for her depression, so I asked for her doctor’s name, which turned out to be Dr. Hotze. When I went home to talk to my husband about it, he came in with a magazine from an airline and said, “I think you need to go see these doctors.”
Everything about the Hotze Center is different than your standard medical practice. You’re called a guest. You feel welcomed. You feel like they care about you, they take the time to listen to you and give you undivided attention. They want to provide answers for you. Conventional medicine just treats the symptoms. The Hotze Center treats the core issues. Their approach is to get the body well – to put back into the body what it needs to be able to have a productive life.
Today, the holidays are fantastic. I’m excited about being around my family and sharing in the joy of the season. It’s been 13 years since I started on the program, and I feel wonderful. At 54 years old, I feel like I’m 34. The Hotze Center has given me the opportunity to live my life to the fullest.
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How Rose Beat Depression and Got Her Life Back
Doctors at Hotze Health & Wellness Center replenished Rose’s declining hormones with bioidentical hormones. By balancing estrogen with progesterone, and restoring her thyroid function to normal with desiccated thyroid, Rose’s symptoms began to disappear, her depression lifted, and she felt like her old self again. If you are struggling with depression, please don’t lose hope. Hormone balance is key for optimal mental health, and you, too, can beat depression and get your life back.
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Hi I am 57 just had a full hysterectomy on May 8
I always battled depression and anxiety. I have tricotellimania since I was 17. I was hated by my biological mother who mentally, physically and emotionally abused me. I married at a young age to get out of the house. We divorced he married another man. my son had a opioid addiction and ran away and I had no contact with him for a week. My siblings don’t talk to me. I have nobody I can’t trust anyone everyone hurts me in so many ways that I loved.
I been to so many psychologists and on so many antidepressants they all cuz me to gain weight and made me more depressed.
We’re so sorry to hear what you have been through. Hormone decline and imbalance are common causes of depression and anxiety. Having a hysterectomy can definitely affect your hormones and how you feel. Here are some articles that may be helpful to you:
Please don’t lose hope. If we may be of service to you, please call our Wellness Consultants at 281-698-8698 for a free wellness consultation. We will be happy to help you.
To your health,
I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago and I suffer daily from debilitating panic and anxiety. I never experienced any of these symptoms prior. I feel like I have lost myself completely. I was an avid runner and enjoyed life to the fullest. Now I can barely leave my house. I can’t enjoy anything I used to. I have seen a ton of doctors and spent every penny I have made to find help. I cannot seem to find help. I just get offered antidepressants that don’t work. I wish your clinic was closer.
Thank you for reaching out to us. We are so sorry to hear that you are suffering. Please know that you are not alone – these symptoms are common after that surgery because your hormone production is negatively affected, and there is a natural solution – to restore your missing hormones with bioidentical hormones that are identical to those made by your body. When you work with a doctor to get to the right dose for you, then your symptoms will go away.
You are correct that antidepressants are not the answer, and they are addicting and have many dangerous side effects. They will only bring on more problems for your health.
Here are some articles that may be helpful:
Here are some testimonials from a couple of our patients to give you hope:
Please take our symptom checker to help identify what other symptoms you may have and what could be the underlying cause: http://makeshift-worm.flywheelsites.com/symptom-checker/
If we may be of service to you, please call our Wellness Consultants for a complimentary wellness consultation at 281-698-8698. We see patients from all over the world, and you only need to come here in person for your very first comprehensive visit with the doctor, then after that, all your follow-up visits can be done over the phone. It would be our privilege to serve you.
Please know that you are in our prayers.
To your health,
Have had anxiety and depression ever since about a month after my hysterectomy in July. Have had my FSH checked twice and it makes normal so doctor says it’s not my hormones. Can I possibly still have hormonal issues with normal blood work?
Thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible. Whether you had your ovaries removed or not, this procedure can still affect your hormone production and balance. If your ovaries were left in, the blood supply to them is still compromised so they may not function as well. Our doctors focus on symptoms because they tell you what is going on. We do not rely only on blood work.
Here are some articles that may be helpful to you:
Please take our symptom checker to help identify what could be the underlying cause: http://makeshift-worm.flywheelsites.com/symptom-checker/
If we may be of service to you, please call our Wellness Consultants at 281-698-8698 for a complimentary wellness consultation. Ask about our December special. We will be happy to help you balance your hormones and feel your best again.
To your health,
I had a total hysterectomy due to endometrial cancer. The hysterectomy was all I needed and no chemo. I had already been through menopause. I am having terrible anxiety and depression.
I am in Australia and had hysterectomy 2 weeks ago with removal of my left ovary but my right was left inside. I have been battling depression and anxiety for the last 3 years and slowly from Nov 18 I started to get on top of it. However since I had a surgery my depression and anxiety is bad again along with panic attacks. Is this normal after surgery? I am on antidepressants for the last 3 years, have changed few.