peri-menopause was hellacious for me, just about 2 years ago. mood-swings and bleeding so heavily some days i was afraid to leave the house. weight gain, body shape reconfiguring. ugh. my dr. suggested a mirena and that made my life 9 months of slowly increasing hell.
so i share your concerns about introducing hormones that are naturally dissipating. some women do need them and benefit, especially with certain conditions and early on-set.
however, i started taking the dong (heh) about 2 weeks after having the mirena removed. i was already feeling improved, but this was a real game-changer. and yeah, my sex drive, which had always been high (pre-mirena, which killed it) has returned to that of 16-year-old boy, lol.
b/f is very happy about that.
i am 49 and it has been 6 months without tom. i am truly hoping to be done with it all.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway