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Unread 01-01-2007, 10:02 PM
this is embarrassing and personal . . .

First of all, I can only ask this here. I've tried to figure this out on my own, but I give up. I'm sorry for the excess information. I'll explain as delicately as I can.

I had an LSH 10/18, and at two weeks I had more drive than I'd had for a long time. I also had the doctor's okay, so . . . It was good. Very good. That lasted about a week. Now it's another story. I usually can't "get there," and when I do it's a lot of work and not much result. I don't know what to do. Taking more time doesn't work--we tried that. That just results in pain.

Are my expectations too high after surgery? I still have ovaries, but they seem a little cranky right now. Hormone tests say I'm fine, but I don't seem fine to me! I just don't know where to go from here.

Any suggestions?
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Unread 01-02-2007, 12:24 AM
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This is just a wild guess...I am a single parent with no one in my life so I haven't had any experience in this area. But I would try a couple of things. First of all even though they say your hormones are fine I would think about taking a soy suppliment and see if that won't boost things along. Secondly maybe try reading a hot romance before bed or watching a steamy movie. The only other thing would be to see a different dr for another opinion. I hope things get better in that department!
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Unread 01-02-2007, 03:22 PM
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I'm dealing with the same thing!! At first sex was really good.........like before the hyst. I'm on the estrogen patch therefore vaginal dryness isn't a problem. But now....there's NO desire at all, and my response is Null and Void!! I'm completely devastated by this. I have a call into my doctor right now and am hoping that maybe some testosterone can be prescribed (ANYTHING to help me get back to the me I was before).
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Unread 01-02-2007, 04:08 PM
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Question.. what type of tests do they do to determine if your hormone levels are ok? And can that fix a low sex drive?
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Unread 01-02-2007, 04:13 PM
this is embarrassing and personal . . .

I find it happening to me too.
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Unread 01-02-2007, 05:25 PM
this is embarrassing and personal . . .

At least we're not alone in all this hormonal confusion!! Any other "low libido ladies" out there?
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Unread 01-02-2007, 07:29 PM
this is embarrassing and personal . . .

I had a low libido before but now also have less feeling associated with the big "O." Now I would say it's a little "o."

"O" well,
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Unread 01-02-2007, 07:42 PM
this is embarrassing and personal . . .

I'm 8 weeks out. My bf (DH) hasn't come near me yet (or in over a year . I don't have much of a "drive" lately anyway (which is probably a good thing considering my home life).

Oh well, I guess when my energy comes back I can save it for my second job....
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Unread 01-02-2007, 08:22 PM
this is embarrassing and personal . . .

Even when I have the drive, the response is not the same. Libido isn't great, but even when I'm "in the mood" I don't react like I should. It's frustrating and a little depressing. I hope it passes eventually!

jyn--About the tests to check hormone levels--just blood tests. In my case, the doctor did them because I don't feel quite like myself emotionally.
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Unread 01-02-2007, 08:43 PM
this is embarrassing and personal . . .

I have not had a sex drive for ever it seems. My dh is like an 18 yo. It is hard when he wants it sooooo much and I could care less. I am only at week 3. I am hoping that when we do try out the new body it will feel better and I will want to more. But at least I am not alone.
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