My oncologist put me on the Vivelle patch the day after surgery (for OVCA) and I was grateful for
that...that took care of hot flashes
...it did other good things for
me too, but, I honestly thought I was losing my mind three months later. In retrospect, at this time, my body had run out of progesterone, since it takes three months after ovary removal for this hormone to completely leave the body.
After reading sections of Notrhrup's book on hysterectomy, hormones, synthetic vs.