Insomnia after hysterectomy

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gemini62
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by gemini62 on Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:58 pm

Insomnia after hysterectomy

My total abdominal hysterectomy 2 years ago and not able to sleep. My gp or my gynaecologist never recognise the symptoms of seriously painful cramp spasms in arms and legs until I could not move at all. I thought I had a stroke. After months they gave me oestrogen patches and antidepressant clomipramine. Came of antidepressant after many months to find I could not sleep and had anxiety 24/7. I was prescribed citalopram for 6 weeks. That did nothing for sleep. So I was put on mirtazapine 30mg. I have now developed kidney and liver issues and weight gain by 2 stone. I feel my sleep is not being look at at all and I wonder whether I need progesterone as it’s a sleep hormone and any other hormones. Help my go s are not qualified enough and have no idea. The nhs has let 50plus women down. Where can I get help immediately.

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Mr. Hugh Byrne, MRCOG
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by Mr. Hugh Byrne, MRCOG on Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:32 pm

Re: Insomnia after hysterectomy

Insomnia is a symptom of the menopause but the treatment is estrogen replacement and not progesterone, although the drug tibolone sometimes works.
Mr Hugh Byrne
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
St Georges Hospital

http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/online_clinics/experts/mr_hugh_byrne.php

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