While some women barely notice these changes, for others they’re life-altering.A 53-year-old patient who had her last period 18 months ago still wants to have vaginal sex with her longtime partner, but it’s too painful.Usually she thinks she’s the only one experiencing this condition.
(I routinely prescribe conventional HRT to only the 5 to 10 percent of my patients who experience severe menopausal symptoms — but this is a different issue than libido.) Local vaginal estrogens, on the other hand, are safe and easy to use and have been on the market for more than 30 years.
“It wasn’t really about shopping — it was to get out of the house.
As soon as we were out of earshot, she’d turn to me and say, ‘He’s driving me crazy, wanting to have sex again’ — the he, of course, referring to my father. My father was still interested in having normal relations with his wife, but she had lost interet.” The patient went on to share that her own husband was worried that she didn’t love him anymore because she had such a hard time getting excited about having sex with him.
Last November, after decades as a self-confessed down-to-earth comedian, he found himself on stage in London to collect a prestigious theatre award for his critically acclaimed performance as Shakespeare's Othello.
” Every day, year in and year out, at least one of my peri- or postmenopausal patients asks me that question.
The ring’s main drawback is that it may be difficult for the patient to insert or remove it.