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Re: Ovary Removal and Depression

Posted by Annie on May 9, 1999, at 10:05:49

In reply to Ovary Removal and Depression, posted by Gigi on May 8, 1999, at 19:11:36

I had my ovaries removed last year and a week later started having extreme panic attacks, lasting days at a time. I was severely depressed prior to the surgery, and with all the pain medications, I didn't notice an increase in the normal depressive symptoms. When I went on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), the panic attacks stopped. Have they tested your hormone levels? Perhaps your remaining ovary is not functioning.

> I was wondering if any woman had experienced depression since having an ovary removed. In October my right ovary was removed, but I still have the left one.
> I am 36 years old and the doctors do not think that removal of one ovary could cause the depth of depression I am experiencing, however, anti-depressants are not
> helping and the depression seems to be getting worse. If anyone has had any experience in this area, or have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.
> Thank you in advance and wishing us all a brighter tomorrow!




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