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I Have the Libido of a Young Woman Again

I was told it could take as long as 4 to 6 weeks to feel results. I put my first patch on. It only took NINE hours to feel different....All of my unpleasant perimenopause symptoms vanished overnight, and I sleep like a baby!

My story is so much different from most I have seen here. It is a happy one! I had a myomectomy to remove four fibroid tumors in February 2003 at the age of 43 years. Everything went great: no complications, healed quickly, etc. I did start to notice changes very gradually though. I guess perimenopause was starting to creep up on me by the end of 2003. Achy joints, feeling slightly warm, TERRIBLE sleep disturbances, urinating about 4 times a night, waking up by 5 A.M. and not being able to go back to sleep. And the worst two symptoms of all—crying every other day about anything and everything...and no sex drive!

I literally RAN to my doctor and had hormone levels checked. Everything came back normal! I told my doctor that if this was just the beginning of perimenopause that I wanted no part of it!! I asked for the Combipatch which is soooo easy to use. The dosage is 17-Beta Estradiol 0.05 mg and Norethindrone Acetate 0.14 mg per day.

I was told it could take as long as 4 to 6 weeks to feel results. I put my first patch on. It only took NINE hours to feel different. The first effect I got was my body wanting sex. This form of HRT makes me feel extremely lusty. So far, I have had no side-effects. I did get 3 little pimples on my face, and the spot where I place the patch sometimes feels a little irritated... All of my unpleasant perimenopause symptoms vanished overnight, and I sleep like a baby!

I feel like I have the libido (sex drive) of a very young woman again. As long as I have normal pap smears and mammograms, I don't plan on stopping it after 5 years. I hope my story helps!!

Meschell13@wmconnect.com in Mesa, Arizona

 

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Updated  05/15/2010