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12 Apr 2006

Swollen stomach
Hi Doc,
I am in my mid forties.
Three years ago I had a hysterectomy, but ovaries were left behind. During the op it was discovered that I had non hodgekins lymphoma. I then had Chemo for six months, and then two years of Madthera maintenance. The Chemo stopped my ovaries from working, so I was plunged into menopause, hot flushes etc. I was then prescribed Premaryn, which I have been on for two years now. I am now suffering from a very sluggish system. Constipation, weight gain, swollen stomach and general lithargy.
My health is fine according to the Heamotologist. What can I do? I am still young and want to gain my energy, and have a flat stomach again.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear 40 something - I think you should just let your doctor check your thyroid also. Going into an abrupt menopause like you did with the Chemo can really play havoc with your weight. I would really advise you to see a dietician one on one and get into a regular exercise routine. Also take supplements - Calcium, magnesium, a good Vit B complex.
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