In 2015, I was finally diagnosed as being peri-menopausal by my GP who after pointing me in the direction of the Menopause Matters website, made me realise I also had vaginal atrophy which she also later diagnosed. She was keen for me to either go on HRT or try a hormonal vaginal cream either or which she said would help with the vaginal atrophy which she felt was contributing to my cystitis. Also at this time, I started having severe vaginal pain during intercourse. I used a lubricant for the first time in my life (Yes! Yes! Yes!) which helped but still experienced some discomfort.
"Kegel8 has made such a huge difference to my life"
I had become resigned to the fact that on top of hot flushes, relentless PMS symptoms, insomnia, mood swings and weight gain, cystitis was just another condition to add to the list of menopausal symptoms.
However, in April 2016, I came across Kegel8 quite by accident when reading an article in The Guardian newspaper's Saturday 'Family' section. It was about a newly single middle aged woman going through the menopause who was having sex with new lovers and very briefly mentioned the Kegel8 helping her physically have sex. I had no idea what she was talking about but immediately Googled Kegel8 and it brought me to the official website. I was quite sceptical at first about its merits, particularly given the cost, but sent off for one and started using it in May. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised and quite simply amazed at how much difference it made to my life. Firstly, with regular use, intercourse returned to how it was before I became peri-menopausal.
"coincidence or not - my orgasms have become more intense and longer"
Not only that (and I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or not) but my orgasms have become more intense and longer. Secondly, while the cystitis hasn't completely gone, I now have days when I have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. I also know that the more I use the Kegel8, the less likely I am to have the symptoms. In short, it has changed my life. I wish I had known about it years ago and I don't know why the consultant urologist wasn't aware of it either. I have recommended it to numerous people.
The more I use the Kegel8, the less likely I am to have symptoms. In short, it has changed my life.