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Old 11-04-2010, 05:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Chronic fatigue and sex

I was recently diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome though I've had symptoms for over three years. I have experienced a sharp drop in libido since my symptoms began, and also a loss of nighttime, involuntary erections. Is this "normal" with CFS? If so, what can be done? I've already been tested for hormones, which are normal, and been to a urologist, who also didn't find anything specific.

I've also considered the prospect that it is psychological, but doubt this. For one, the problem doesn't seem to reflect changes in mood at all and there have been no changes in my relationship since the illness. Also, it seems unlikely that involuntary erections would be affected if it was mood or anxiety related.

I wanted to ask others how this illness affects sex, and whether there are any remedies, strategies, tests, etc. they would recommend? Are there any sources for more information?

Many thanks!