Newbie: Bioidentical hormones - how to get?
Hello, I'm 52 and have been in menopause 3 years. When my periods stopped, so did my sex drive - I feel nothing at all inside. I might as well be neuter, although I still notice men. I love my husband, think he has a beautiful body, and feel sorry for him because he always loved being able to turn me on. I have had no other menopause symptoms so far.
Because I have had benign fibromas/lipomas/cysts in my breasts from time to time, all the Dr's I have seen, refuse to prescribe HRT. In fact the last gyno I saw - a woman in her late 30's - brusquely told me "half my patients have this problem [no libido]" and that HRT would do me no good. She really was quite dismissive.
She prescribed testosterone cream to rub on the clitoris, and estrogen tablets [note: VERY expensive, and insurance only covers a 90-day supply] to insert in the vagina - they eased vaginal dryness, but did nothing for the loss of all sexual feeling.
I keep reading that other women have had success by using pharmacist-compounded bioidentical hormones, but I have no idea how to get them. How does the pharmacist know how to compound them? It must take a doctor's prescription, right? Should I keep searching till I find a gyno who will talk to me about these hormones?