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I’ve been perimenopausal for almost 10 years with eight of those using 500 mg of natural progesterone. my own decision. Transdermal
im 50 years old in January
I’m due on one of my many periods but due to high Progesterone it’s never more than spotting
which I’m experiencing now.
Six days ago I woke up normally happy but feeling horny which has been a rare pms symptom over the last ten years I didn’t think too much of it and sorted myself out.
Later that day I started getting mild twinges down below. Not pain. A sensation of arousal which was distracting. I woke up the next day with the same thing alternating with shivers up my spine and upper buttocks as if from someone nibbling my neck and it sends sensitive sensations down your spine.
Three times now I’ve had what can only be described as an anxiety attack/hot flush/arousal lasting anything from 10 to 30 minutes
I lie on my bed heart pounding and wait mind racing with anxiety but feeling aroused down below.
Im spotting atm my breasts are aching and sore more than usual, I’ve got upset stomach (poops) which I also had for the first time exactly a month ago today. Spots, palpitations, anxiety, depression, stabbing pain inside vagina (this is usual before a period) peeing a lot, hot flushes, cold then hot, basically PMS but x 10 and with these disturbing vaginal and body sensations of arousal for 6 days. (And stomach upset which is a new symptom)
Im aware of the “sexsurge” I’ve read about that some women in their late 40s early 50s whose libido goes through the roof. But I don’t have a sex drive and never have.ive been responsive to stimulus but not physical sensations of lust without stimulation from touch or visual. Not sexually actively with my partner as we dont have a Sex drive and we were both fine with this.
Ive written on another meno website and some women told me I should think myself lucky because most women lose their libido. I was told to stop over thinking and ignore the sensations.
A few kind ladies told me they had similar problems down below with one woman saying she did not worry but her privates felt so swollen even her underwear was difficult to wear. She went to the doctors who told her a few peri menopause women developed this and offered her nerve blocking drug which she declined and the issue went after 3 weeks.
Another lady had the feelings for a while was convinced it was PGAD permanent genital arousal disorder but after some months it was bettter and in hindsight she felt it was a combination of sexsurge\PGAD but again said it was much better and for the most part behind her.
The third lady contacted me privately to say she had it along with itching burning skin to her head and body. She also said it was all but gone now adding it was at its worst when her oestrogen was rock bottom or too high.
Ive joined a secret PGAD Facebook page but in all honesty I don’t want to convince myself or let others to convince me this is what I have because it’s a notoriously difficult disorder to diagnose and treat with suicides noted.
Im so very depressed
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