Oct 10, 2012 - 7:28 am
The back story. I am 34 years old. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer 1C November 2011. 2 rounds of carbo/taxol and 4 round of carbo/taxotere. I have been out of sorts since my diagnosis, hormonally speaking. I just assumed it was the chemo but I'm 6 months out now and I still don't feel right. Hot flashes, irritability, and zero libido. I feel like a eunuch. My gyn/onc explained that HRT isn't really an option for me and started me on effexor. The effexor helps a bit with the hot flashes. I finally consulted a naturopath yesterday. She has me taking black cohosh and a supplment called estrobalance. I am so disapointed in the medical community. I feel like nobody is concerned about the effects of menopause on me. It is so depressing to think that this is my life for the next 40 years. Don't get me wrong, I am happy that I have a relatively good prognosis. But I want to feel normal again. The naturopath was very nice and seemed to be very knowledgeable about supplements and how chemo can affect a woman. I havent told my doctor yet. I don't really care if he has an issue with it as I felt I have no other choice. He has not given me any alternative to HRT. Has anyone else gone the homeopathic route for either treatment or to combat the side effects of treatment?