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Low Libido and only 26 year old!!!

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Old 07-29-2009, 11:26 AM   #1
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Low Libido and only 26 year old!!!

I am a 26 year old female and am healthy for the most part. In the past 2 years, my libido has significantly lower and I never want to have sex (which shouldn't be the case for a female at my age). I went to see a doctor for this issue where I was giving many tests including testosterone levels which were very low. I stopped taking my birth control (ortho tri cyclin) and tried an IUD. This really didnít help the libido plus it made me a bit moody and emotional. After 4 months, I had the IUD removed and was put on a low-dose pill (Mircette). I still havenít seem a big improvement in my libido. Has anyone else been in this situation and had any improvements or success stories??? I need to get in to see a doctor however the last doc I went to who is a sexual medicine specialist was a complete jerk and I would like to see someone else. I am to the point I really need to figure something out as I have a wonderful boyfriend who wants to have sex but we never do because I am never in the mood. Please HELP!!!!!

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Old 08-03-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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Re: Low Libido and only 26 year old!!!

Hello! I am also 26 years old and have had a low libido problem before. How long have you been with your bf? It could be that you guys are just in a rut, it happens to every couple. My suggestions would be to spice it up in the bedroom. Act out on any fetishes you may have, try role play or introduce toys into sex. I also tend to look at porn or read erotic literature. You can find tons of this for free on the internet. I find that if I am thinking about sex more, I want it more. I have also found that if I touch myself on my own time and experiment with my body I feel more in tune with myself sexually. Hopefully some of these suggestions will be of help. Good luck!

Old 09-17-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Re: Low Libido and only 26 year old!!!

Just want to say that i know how you feel. I am 22 and I was on BC for like 3 years and now I have zero sex drive. I thought it was because of the BC but I have been off now for a year and I feel like its only getting worse. I say to start I would probably get off BC because you dont need anything extra adding to your lack of sex drive. My point of view is yeah i will be protected from pregnancy IF i have sex BUT i never have sex anyway so why be on BC. I really cant help you or anything because I havent even been able to see a doctor and probably wont be able to for a long time.

Old 09-25-2009, 03:43 AM   #4
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Re: Low Libido and only 26 year old!!!

Brith control has been known to have various side effects and it can differ from person to person eg: low libido, weight gain, messed up hormones, hair shedding, extreme tiredness. all the symptoms are as a result to hormones becoming imbalanced.

Not all doctors check that the pill they are putting you on is right for YOU. A lot of doctors simply give out whichever brand of pill without caring whether it's right or not. Some of the newer brands of pill are high in estrogen or estrogen only and this often causes hormonal issues due to the imbalance of estrogen to progesterone ratio.

As for the the deficiency in testosterone, that will definitely cause low libido without question. Your doctor should know this and be doing something about it. Your doctor should either try to find out what is causing the low testosterone or put you on a bio-identical cream to help lift your testosterone levels.

Low testosterone 'can' also lead to: fatigue, mental 'fuzziness', memory problems, depression, poor concentration, heart palpitaions, vaginal dryness, aches pains, thinning skin, bone loss, muscle weakness. You wont necessarily have all these symptoms, but you likely feel as you have more than just the low libido.

I myself had excess testosterone, but that was linked to my thyroid and adrenal issues and it self corrected once i began thyroid and adrenal medication.

Has your doctor tested all your other hormones? Just remember, when doing hormone testing you should do the blood test first thing in the morning eg: between 8am - 10am. Blood should be drawn after day 8 of your cycle and preferably before day 20. A serum sample is preferred over a plasma blood sample.

When there are testosterone problems your doctor should check your adrenal function and growth hormone levels too.

When you have low testosterone you shouldn't do any high intensity/volume work outs instead do lighter training to give your body a recharge. Zinc and magnesium supplements help testosterone levels too.

People can have varying libido levels, but when you have been tested and your testosterone is definitely low then your doctor should be doing more than simply sticking you on another form of birth control. If this is the case i'd be looking for a new doctor who has an understanding in hormones. Letting something like this go can lead to more and more symptoms over time.

Good luck and hoping you get some help soon

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