Sixteen months ago I underwent surgical menopause after "fighting" endometriosis since I was in my teens, since then I have gained weight, am fighting depression and had a complete loss of libido. I know I should be seeking professional help for my outlook as I really dislike me, my life and what has happened but I would really love to hear from others who have been in my position. I am on HRT (Livial) but it is a double edged sword as I cannot take HRT with oestrogen as I had a mild stroke when I was 18 and suffered from Endometriosis for as long as I can remember. I was 25 when I lost my left ovary, 35 when I underwent a hysterectomy and finally last year bid goodbye to my right ovary and I am fighting to regain my life. I would really love to hear your stories on how you coped and give me hope that there is life after menopause.