Nina provides some great first-hand experience. I also wanted to provide some feedback so I went to "The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause" by Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge. They wrote that the North American Menopause Society has found that up to 90% of women who have undergone surgery-induced menopause report hot flashes. "Although some doctors maintain that over time, hysterectomised and oophorectomised women find that their hot flashes decline, becoming similar to rates of women going through natural menopause, this is just not borne out by the evidence, and many women continue to suffer hot flashes even into their seventies and eighties," the pair wrote.
Amy Hendel wrote a great sharepost on how to get hot flashes under control that may be helpful. You also may want to talk to your doctor about what you're experiencing.
Take care and keep us posted!
Did you keep the ovaries? if you don't have the regular hormone, the menopause can last a long time. I had this one in 2000 and I still have bad hot flash problem. I had cancer at that time so I only take plant hormone supplement sometimes. I cannot take hormone replacement even though my doctor gave me that prescription. My cancer was cured in 2001. If you don't worry about cancer, you can try hormone replacement and etc. If you are in the 40s or 50s, I think it will take quite a long while. I am in the early 50s.
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