LIBIDO & health issues

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-05-2012
LIBIDO & health issues
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Mon, 12-30-2013 - 4:38am

I am a 32 yr old female with a serious laundry list of health problems. I do have PCOS and Enometrosis. I have had my tunes tied due to it no being safe for me to carry a child, so I just wanted to be safe. I am having issues with my libido, my marriage is really good. I am BIPOLAR, chronic pain in back and leg, high bloop preassure, migraines, of coarse the female issues. When we do have sex I enjoy it, I just can't get the erge to start on my own. I also hurt in my pelvic area after words and also bleed from vagina a little. I do take Effexir, Lamictal, lisinopril, trazadone, mobic, pain meds as needed. My husband understands and is really supportive I just hate knowing he always has to start things and several times he gets turned down. I have tried spicing things up, going to hotel with him, and being more romantic. Those things work for the first 2 or so times and then I am back in my slump. If anyone has an idea of what I need to try or any advice please let me know. Thanks so much in advance.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Sun, 01-05-2014 - 1:40pm
Hi there! I think your issue with not initiating sex is a pretty common one with women. I also have a feeling the medications you're on are killing your drive. Have you talked with your doctor? Research some natural supplements that may help boost your drive. Sometimes just making yourself start is enough. Once things get going, chances are, you'll be happy to continue. Have you tried reading a steamy romance novel? I think women need to be mentally stimulated more than men. Happy to hear your husband is understanding. I have 3 kids, the youngest being 8 months and I have zero sex drive. Plus I'm breastfeeding and don't have my monthly cycle back yet. I'm also blessed with a very understanding husband!

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Sun, 01-05-2014 - 1:40pm
Hi there! I think your issue with not initiating sex is a pretty common one with women. I also have a feeling the medications you're on are killing your drive. Have you talked with your doctor? Research some natural supplements that may help boost your drive. Sometimes just making yourself start is enough. Once things get going, chances are, you'll be happy to continue. Have you tried reading a steamy romance novel? I think women need to be mentally stimulated more than men. Happy to hear your husband is understanding. I have 3 kids, the youngest being 8 months and I have zero sex drive. Plus I'm breastfeeding and don't have my monthly cycle back yet. I'm also blessed with a very understanding husband!

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