Absolutely, as the womb is not affected. You just have to take the same necessary steps as when used normally. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is produced during pregnancy to ensure a foetus has enough nutrients for normal development, making abnormal fat stored in the mother's body available for use by its mother. HCG is not found in the body apart from when pregnant. It was discovered 50 years ago that it can act as an appetite depressant and similarly store fat cells. On a diet consisting of only 500 calories, the fat is burnt which causes rapid weight loss; that is, up to 15 pounds in a week. Leg cramps may occur due to the lack of potassium in the Core Phase diet. Potassium supplements can be used to treat this symptom, but care must be exercised and only take them once or twice daily; one uses potassium because it helps release fluid from the cells. A banana contains around 500 milligrams of potassium, so taking a potassium pill of 100 milligrams per day won't do any harm. If you are worried about balance with other electrolytes, you can also take calcium and magnesium. A 12-dollar supplement contains Vitamin B12 and cell salts, which do certainly work for leg cramps caused by the injections. Cell salts, which help assimilate the fat, while the vitamin increases energy levels and stabilises the diet. Other side effects include constipation and headaches, though the drops themselves do not interfere with any medicines already being taken. Do consult your physician for any further details. Starvation will not occur though hunger will certainly cause pain after a few days. It is ideal not to engage in any heavy exercise and to gorge on fatty foods in the first two days. Ensure that following the diet you remember to build up the body's energy levels and follow a new plan to keep the weight off and shed the excess skin where water and fat cells have been lost because of the HCG diet.
I too have had a full hysterectomy and about to start the HCG drops. I called a few places to ask ( to get 2nd opinions) and everyone I have spoken to have said it is ok! One quote was "men use the HCG and they don't have ovaries, so it's ok!". So, makes sense. I have a friend that tried HCG and only has one ovary and she is down 38lbs in 3 monts!
I had a hysterectomy in January 2007. I am currently in the second round of the hCG protocol and I have lost 54 pounds so far. My ovaries were not removed though. Since I never know when my "period" would be, I don't skip any doses of the hCG. I treat it as if there is no hCG in my body. So far I have had no problems. I would like to know if anyone else has a different answer though?
I had a full hysterectomy and am getting ready to start on the hCG injections. Is it safe if I have nothing? I am confused.
I am just starting the HCG drops. I am wondering if anyone out there post hysterectomy has had any luck in loosing weight. I am morbidly obese. I have lost from 417 to 347 this morning on my own. 70 pounds. =-] However, I am in need of a mental boost of a loss greater than 1 pound a week. After all it is summer & well, it's taken 15 months & the first 40 was off in 6 months - so 30 pounds in the last 9 months (36 weeks). I'm also wondering if anyone out there has had any problems with HCG or if they still lost weight varying from the Siemon's diet plan *Cosmetics, lotions, etc.** Anything would be helpful. Thanks - Michelle