Progesterone and Orgasms?
Hi, I'm a 50 year old healthy male who started taking between 40-50 mg of progesterone (Source Naturals brand, 500 mg per ounce, 22 mg per 1/4 tsp) twice daily in order to help bring down my slightly high diastolic blood pressure and decrease moderate bph symptoms (primarily having a hard time starting to urinate and often not completely emptying my bladder). I've been taking the progesterone for about two months now.
So far my diastolic blood pressure has come down about 10 points, and is usually between 115-120 now. So that's good. I've also noticed improved blood flow to my penis and scrotum and firmer erections. So that's good too. However, I haven't noticed much improvement with the bph symptoms yet. They are about the same as before. So I'm not sure if that will just take more time or what. Any ideas?
I have experienced one negative side effect from the progesterone use though. While having sexual intercourse I have much less sensitivity in my penis and it's difficult to reach orgasm. I eventually do reach orgasm, but it takes some concentration and much longer than it used to. The orgasms also don't feel as good at they used to. Any idea what's causing this? Am I taking too much progesterone? Or not enough? Or should I stop taking it altogether?
I appreciate any insight or suggestions you might have.