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Do fibroids crush your sex drive, 'cause since mine came out... Do fibroids crush your sex drive, 'cause since mine came out...

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Unread 10-29-2004, 11:55 AM
Do fibroids crush your sex drive, 'cause since mine came out...

I keep having ****** dreams, some of which leave me -uh- breathless.

What's up with that? I mean, I hurt so much but every night the dreams... Even right after the surgery still in the hospital I had dreams.

I haven't felt sexual in a year and have known about the fibroid for only 6 months. Now as soon as it's gone...I wake up down there? Do fibroids crush your sex drive? Or is it something else going on?
Unread 10-29-2004, 12:38 PM
Do fibroids crush your sex drive, 'cause since mine came out...

First, love your tagline. Check mine out....isn't it amazing what our bodies produce???

Secondly, I have had some "great" dreams since I have been home, too. Don't know why -- but I'm not complaining!

A clinical answer might be that it's a reaction to your pain pills if you're still taking them.....

Many sisters do report a sudden increase (and in some cases a decrease) in libido after surgery, so count yourself one of the lucky ones.
Unread 10-29-2004, 01:45 PM
Do fibroids crush your sex drive, 'cause since mine came out...

My sex drive returned full force (from next to zero presurg) about 4 weeks postop. I had a libido, in terms of things I thought about, my dreams, and how I perceived my sexy husband. Once we were given the go-ahead, I was so relieved that everything was just the same, in fact better. Although I had a lot of fibroids (5-month-size uterus, 830 g uterus, multiple fibroids), when we had sex during the "fibroid period" there was never pain. After the six-week mark when we were given the go-ahead I was surprised at how *agile* I was in terms of different positions. Not that positions are what it's all about -- it's certainly not for me -- but I think the whole fibroid thing happens so gradually that we don't realize the problems they truly cause.
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Unread 11-01-2004, 04:02 PM
Do fibroids crush your sex drive, 'cause since mine came out...

I know what you mean, since about the third day home from the hospital I have been beyond frisky. I mean, climbing the walls frisky. I am wondering if it is a natural reaction to coming off the pill (which basically turned me from a "nympho" to a "take it or leave it" type. I have been off the pill three weeks now so it could definitely be that. Or it could just be the sheer joy of ridding myself of three fibroids and endo, the post op pain I feel cannot even compare to the pain I was in before! All I know is the next five weeks cannot pass quick enough for me.

I have a question though...it may sound dumb...but when they say no sex do they just mean with a partner? I would assume having an orgasm cannot be good for all those stitches in there! So I would assume that a solo session is out of the question!
Unread 11-02-2004, 08:54 AM
Do fibroids crush your sex drive, 'cause since mine came out...

pre-op I was a hormonal ***** beast. Now I can take it or leave it -- but had to try things out (solo) four days post-op. Thank god it still works!!!! Loss of ability to orgasm was one of the main concerns I had about this surgery. In short: NO PROBLEMO. I kept my healthy ovaries, so I'm assuming I will return to ***** beast status in short order.
Unread 11-02-2004, 09:02 AM
Do fibroids crush your sex drive, 'cause since mine came out...

Lots of us have excessive sex drive ... all dressed up and no place to go in the recovery time period. I think we have time to relax and to think and sleep and dream. Some of us are coming off BC pills and that makes a difference. Also, with healing going on, I think blood flow may be increased to the area. All things that may set a girl up for some extra friskiness.

My sex drive remained high. Even when I went on yasmin for awhile to help with what my doc thought was ovarian cyst problems, I still had a higher drive. I am almost at my 2 year anniversary. All systems go on the drive issue.

With luck, you new princesses will all be healed and cleared for sex before the new year. Think of it as quite the great holiday gift! You may find sex is better than ever if you were dealing with pain with sex pre-op.

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