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Can Ritalin Increase Libido
Yours or partners?: It's different for men vs women but there are common needs for both. In general men look for home plate and women want to enjoy the game. It's important both understand what is expected of the other. That can go a long way toward building libido. Are there medical issues? Is stress or arguing a problem? Is there lack of privacy or is work draining energy? Can you surprise or create mystery? Toys? ...Read more
Several ways: Libido in women is 90% "above the neck". However, there are some hormonal changes that can occur which will reduce libido. Have a physician measure dhea-s & total/free testosterone levels. Birth control pills frequently reduce libido due to increases in the substance that binds testosterone reducing the free testosterone available in the blood. ...Read more
Your condition is: Treatable by a clinical psychologist who specializes in sex therapy. Be sure to see a licensed professional. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. He/she may have a referral for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am 21. I have no health problems. Is it safe to start taking"horny goat weed" to increase libido?
Horny Goat Weed: I'm not sure why a 21 year old female (as indicated in your question) would try to increase her libido with an herb used by men for erectile dysfunction? A compound in this herb blocks the effects of an enzyme that restricts blood flow to the penis. . . But it's not really a libido enhancer. Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/horny-goat-weed-epimedium. ...Read more
I'm 38yr old female gave birth 15yrs ago. Wondering if there is anything that I can take to increase my libido?
Need testing.: Several things can contribute to low libido: depression and hormonal abnormalities are the top two. You should see your physician, have your hormones checked, and be screened for depression, thyroid disease and other issues. Often women have a drop in testosterone in midlife that causes low libido. Another possibility are psychosocial issues with your current partner. ...Read more
Is there anything I can take to increase my libido whilst taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Have no desire for sex.
SRI Sex Dysfunction: 30-50% of people who take ssri anti-depressant medication experience sexual dysfunction. There are case reports showing that addition of other medications such as buspirone, amantadine, and bupropion have reversed ssri induced sexual dysfunction. However, rather than adding a second medication you might want to consider a different medication for depression than Lexapro (escitalopram) to avoid this side effect. ...Read more
I am 27 yr old female with loss of sex drive and it's affecting my marriage. Please help what I can do to increase libido.
Try therapy first: Libido is a sensitive phenomenon with multiple psychological and physiological factors influencing it. I'd suggest a few therapy sessions to see if it may be partner specific or something psychological that you aren't fully aware of. If nothing turns up there, medications that increase Dopamine or norepinephrine (such as bupropion or stimulant medications) can increase libido. ...Read more
I'm 61, no problem w/natural lubrication. Have very low libido, what natural way can I do to increase?
Natural?: By natural, I'm assuming you mean without extra hormonal supplements. Many therapists who deal with sexual dysfunction recommend "changing things up" in the bedroom. Have a talk with your partner about experimenting with bedroom toys, fantasy, those sexy films that both males and females can enjoy, etc. If 'natural' doesn't work, have a talk with your gynecologist. ...Read more
How to get libido back? I feel nothing. Are there things I can do to increase this for when I get married in a couple months for my future husband?
I understand your concern for lack of Libido.
" Feeling nothing" is likely due to conflicts in your present life and unresolved conflicts of the past. This is likely causing lack of Libido and depression.
Feel good about your empathy and willingness to improve.
Have open and honest discussion with your future husband about pleasant and unpleasant feelings, and conflicts and see a Therapist. ...Read more
I don't have add, but is it realy dangerous if I take 5-10 mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) during my exams (for like 2-2.5 months) to increase my attention?
Yes dangerous: No doc on this site is going to tell you it's ok to abuse controlled prescription medication. These drugs have potential side effects including ones involving your heart and nervous system. They also have high abuse potential - today you use it for exams, and pretty soon you are using it just to get up in the morning. Don't go down that path and risk serious side effects and addiction. ...Read more
How long should I expect to wait on every dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) if it isn't effective until my psychatrist increases my dose? Will he wait 1 week, 2 weeks?
Ask psychiatrist: For the best answer to this question, please ask the psychiatrist prescribing your medicine. He will be able to answer you. Usually some trial period is needed to see how Ritalin (methylphenidate) or other medication will work for you. We on healthtap can't second guess what your own psychiatrist will want to do. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hormone and libido:
Genital atrophy is very common among menopausal women. The pain with intercourse stops many women from sex. Estrogen is much better than lubricant in this regard.
Libido is a multi-factorial issue, not the least is the age. Who is as hot as 30 years ago? Also, physical and mental stress are much greater. Having said that, testosterone is used for lifting libido. It is not fda approved. ...Read more
I am a female woman and I need to know what can I take to help with low libido? Is there a medication or treatment to raise my libido?
Probably not: The studies with testosterone in women in your age group, assuming you have your own functional ovaries, suggest no benefit to libido, and pages of side effects. Weight loss and exercise can increase endogenous Estradiol which will help, and reduce endogenous testosterone which will help. ...Read more
I have anxiety and ocd. Recently been experienced a large increase in libido. Can anxiety do this? Or maybe my OCD is just making me over-think it?
Possibly.: The underlying problem in ocd is anxiety. People with ocd have a tendency to be obsessed over specific things such as germs, specific bodily concerns over their bowel habits, cleanliness (constant washing of hands), sex, gambling, correctness of procedure. With the obsession is a compulsion to do certain acts to achieve the desired outcome of their obsession, to avoid anxiety. ...Read more
I am male, 26. Is it normal to want to have sex just one-two times a week or is my libido low? Anyway to increase it? Get technical on me, I like data
Talk w/your partner: Best way to improve your libido is to improve your relationship, typically via communication w/your partner. Also need to decrease stress eg financial worries, job, family, etc. Rein in excess alcohol consumption. Review your medications w/your doc. Make sure you're in good physical & mental health. Failing all that, check your testosterone (but very unlikely in young otherwise healthy men). ...Read more
Chocolate... Kidding: This is a very complex question and there is not enough space to give it the discussion it deserves. You may start by seeing your doctor for a complete history and physical. I also suggest seeing a therapist for an assessment and possible therapy. Once the physical and psychological issues have been evaluated, a woman must feel safe and secure before intimacy can happen with the right partner. ...Read more
Libido & the Brain: Your biggest sex desired organ is your brain and not the genitals. Libido is a function of desire, sexual thoughts, visual and physical stimulation. Exhaustion is the worst enemy of female desire along with negative images about sex from excessive religious repression or childhood sexual trauma or adult assault. Therapists are great at determining the reasons and working pathways for you. ...Read more
Healthy one!: Unfortunately, there is no single diet proven to improve libido (sex drive). Likewise, there is no proven dietary supplement either. However, the healthier you are, by dint of nutrition & physical activity, the lower the risk of illness & poor physical conditioning eg obesity, affecting your sex drive negatively. So eat healthy. You know what that means. Just do it. Mediterranean or DASH diet... ...Read more
No: Not without talking to your doctor. You might be at the max dose, you might need an additional or different medicine. ...Read more
Should a sudden increase in libido be a concern? I've never felt like this my whole life so no it's not common for me. I'm a 26 y/o female, thanks.
Consult with your: Physician. If there is no physiological reason, there could be a psychiatric one worth exploring. It can be a sign of a manic episode. ...Read more