Cannot seem to finish the race - Climara or Bi - est? Safety etc.
I am a 55 yr old woman and I have had problems with vaginal atrophy for a few years so my Gyn put me on a fem ring. That was my only from of estradiol. Last week I had an appt. with him and my Dr. did bloodwork that confirmed I was post menopausal. (Not sure why I actually cried when I heard this, it's not that I didn't "know" this, I guess it was the finality of the lab work that made it so definitive and final )
I had a partial hysterectomy at age 44 but kept my ovaries.
My issue is this, all of a sudden, within the last 8 months the v.a. has gotten worse and in addition, I now am finding it very difficult to reach orgasm. Even if I try to masturbate, I sort of drop off at the end. Ok, my best description is this, I am a race horse, I cannot wait to run the race, and once the race begins, I run like crazy and have no problem with the running, but then..........all of a sudden, the race horse just drops dead on the race track. Poof. Gone. And I am left thinking, huh? what happened?
Dr. has offered me two options: compounded oral Bi-est or a Climara patch. I understand the compounded oral Bi-est Rx is bio identical and the Climara is just estradiol.
Price is a bit of an issue ,I am going thru a divorce :-( , but more a question in my mind is the safety issue.
Is the Bi-est really a safer choice or is Climara pretty safe? Will either the climara patch or the Bi-est help remedy the non orgasm issue?
I have no incidents of any breast cancer in my family at all, and also I do not have a uterus.
Any feed back would be so helpful.