Menopause caused my itching
I am a 54 year old post menopausal woman. When I stopped my period at 51 I started itching and it hasn't stopped. Some of my symptoms were: hot flashes, chronic insomnia, loose stools or diarrhea, itching, no libido (none!), vaginal atrophy and pain with intercourse.
I am very fit and trim but my skin hangs from my thighs and upper arms and I have jowls and puffy eyes. I was started on BHRT in July: vaginal estriol and testosterone and sublingual BIEST 5 mg./150 mg. progesterone, 1.25 mg. testosterone per day. I started sleeping and hot flashes stopped immediately. But my breasts hurt. In December I read Wray's emails and I stopped my BHRT. Now I am only on progesterone cream 40 mg. twice per day. I still sleep and no hot flashes but the itching, no libido, atrophy, stools, and hanging skin are still a problem. I'd rather not take other hormones because my sister died of breast cancer in August. Can you help? Thanks so much.