I feel for your friend. Last February I had to have a hystorectomy. I had a softball size cyst which had consumed my left ovary. My uterus was nearly 10 times the size it should be due to fibroids. I had told my doctor I was experiencing menopausal symptoms, and she told me "that was immpossible, I was to young and on birth control". Two years ago I ended up with a stress fracture in my femur ( 2 extremely painful surgerys and a lot of rehab) I am able to walk again. Thanks to my Orthopedic surgeon, he got me an ultrasound and found the cyst. It was because of this that my hormones were out of whack........and that lead to a rapid weakening of my bones.
Keep the ovaries if at all possible. The only thing I have found to calm menopausal symptoms is 100 mg of Trazadone.
Please keep in mind I am only about 2+ weeks on living the BTD lifestyle, and hopefully Dr. Ds remedies will work equally as well.