Menopause at 43
by Ms M Turner
I am 47 years old and started to experience menopause at the age of 43 naturally, although I was upset as I thought it was too early, always believed it happened in our fifties.
For the last 2 years I have started to feel so tired, usually about 5pm or thereabouts, my energy has gone, I have noticed my hair is becomming thin and facial wrinkles are more, and to add to the misery, my sex drive took a nose dive, I have always had a good sex drive. My doctor offered to put me on HRT which I did not want to do as I was put off by the dangers. I have hot flushes that become very intense, but don't actually sweat, the flush wakes me in the night and I feel very irritable and have no patience with things. The worst part for me is I feel that I've gone from a vibrant, energetic happy woman to someone quite the opposite. My doctor would not give me a hormone test to see if I was estrogen dominant, or in fact to see if my hormones were normal.
After much thought, I decided to do something about this, so I bought some Natpro progesterone cream and started using it about 3 weeks ago now, 2.5ml in the morning and 2.5ml in the evening. Over these weeks I have noticed that my energy has increased and I'm not tired. I have more energy in the evenings and the mad thing is that my sex drive has returned. I was gobsmacked. The only downside is I seem to be having headaches since I started the Natpro and would like to know is this normal and why is this happening?