I have struggled with depression off and on most of my life. However, my depression seems to have worsen within the last few years. I had a complete hysterectomy about 4 years ago and cannot take HRT because of the side effects. I'm beginning to wonder if this is contributing to my worsening anxiety and depression.
After I had the surgery, I went for a checkup and the nurse put an estradiol patch on me and gave me a prescription for estradiol that the doctor had written out. I asked her what would happen if I do not take the HRT. She responded this way, "Let's just say that some women refer to the medication as their "anti-psychotic" pills!" So now I'm beginning to wonder if maybe this is the cause for my worsening condition.
Also, I was wondering if any of you have had a hysterectomy or are going through or have went through the post-menopausal stage? If so, how has it affected you?