Lifetime immune suppressants really confusing my perimenopause!
I find your emails with others' questions so helpful, thank you. As I discover more about pre-menopause, I realize how long I've been struggling with it.
I am a 47 year old woman. I had a kidney transplant 4 years ago today. Since then I've been on Prednisone and other immune-suppressant medications. There are so many side-effects from these medications that when I developed a new health issue it made me really confused about what exactly my issues were from and how to address them.
My once high sex drive started tapering off at about age 40. Now it's virtually non-existent. I began having night sweats and insomnia about 4 years ago - also around that time I started having incredibly painful breasts that are swollen for 3 weeks a month. I started losing my hair about 2 years ago. And I began experiencing vaginal dryness and painful intercourse about a year ago. I unwittingly blamed all these symptoms on my transplant medication.
I began using your cream as directed about 2 weeks ago. Since then my sleeping and night sweats are greatly improved. I can't say much for the other issues. Perhaps they will improve with time. I am having vulvitis now, too - and that seems better with the cream.
My doctor has never heard of progesterone cream and told me she thought I should be using an estriol cream. I see there is some advice on line that suggest estriol creams to be used in conjunction with Progesterone. I'm even more confused by this.
I don't have a lot of access to alternative health, as I live in the Netherlands. All of these issues are so confusing. If you can shed any light at all, I will be grateful to learn more.