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Stopping hormones for surgery


Brianna R

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I stopped taking both testosterone blockers and estrogen yesterday for the first time in a year and a half.  Last night I woke up drenched in sweat and my breast were extremely itchy also I couldn’t sleep very well kept waking up every hour.  Has anyone else experience this when they stopped taking hormones?  

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1 hour ago, Brianna R said:

I stopped taking both testosterone blockers and estrogen yesterday for the first time in a year and a half.  Last night I woke up drenched in sweat and my breast were extremely itchy also I couldn’t sleep very well kept waking up every hour.  Has anyone else experience this when they stopped taking hormones?  

 

Yup. I've done it twice for surgery now. The side-effects kick in for me at about four weeks and go away about four weeks after you get back on your HRT. You're basically dealing with your body going through menopause. I got hot flashes too.

 

Fortunately, like I said, it goes away. There are food triggers that'll make it worse. Processed sugar is on everybody's list, so be careful with that.

 

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