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Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


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Female. Had high libido between 16-18 y/o. I'm 19 now & I loss my libido. What happened to me? Is it abnormal to have low sex drive as a teen?

Female. Had high libido between 16-18 y/o. I'm 19 now & I loss my libido. What happened to me? Is it abnormal to have low sex drive as a teen?

Could be due to: age, your partner or just normal aging process. Getting older and maturing might be calming you down. Its very hard to say. People's idea of low and high vary too. What is high for you sex every night? and low is now sex once a week, which might be perfectly normal. Try not to panic and accept yourself for who you are and find a partner who does too. Good luck. See a counselor for information ide ...Read more

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What to do if i'm a female who took Prozac (fluoxetine) for a year. A complete loss in libido and lubrication has occurred. Plz help?

What to do if i'm a female who took Prozac (fluoxetine) for a year. A complete loss in libido and lubrication has occurred. Plz help?

Go see your doctor: Tell your prescribing doc what's happened as you've stated above. Changing antidepressants often solves the problem. If that's not possible, consider drug holidays (altho Fluoxetine has a very long half-life). Some notice improvement by switching to Bupropion or adding enough to allow for lower Fluoxetine dose. Regarding loss of lubrication, consider water soluble solutions as possible option. ...Read more

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I'm 41 yr old female with low t looking for help. I suffer from fatigue, mood swings, anxiety, hair loss, low libido. Endo said symptoms not from low t. Help?

I'm 41 yr old female with low t looking for help.  I suffer from fatigue, mood swings,  anxiety, hair loss, low libido. Endo said symptoms not from low t.  Help?

Maybe but treat: Still need to treat the low thyroid! if still feeling the same symptoms ask your doctor about the rest of your lab results, about depression. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old female. I was told all of my hormones and thyroid levels are "within range" but I'm experiencing chronic tiredness, fibroids, sexual dis-function, no libido, and hair loss. My prolactin was elevated at 31.2.

I am a 23 year old female. I was told all of my hormones and thyroid levels are "within range" but I'm experiencing chronic tiredness, fibroids, sexual dis-function, no libido, and hair loss. My prolactin was elevated at 31.2.

Need thorough checkp: Fibroids may imply heavy bleeding, and anemia, fatigue, tiredness..Im not a Gyn , you need one. Why is prolactine high? Any meds? I would be concerned and agsin, best is to obtain a thorough gyn evaluation for correct diagnosis. And start treatment. ...Read more

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Can the loss of libido be attributed to anti-depressants?

Can the loss of libido be attributed to anti-depressants?

Yes: Loss of libido is a common adverse effect of the ssri antidepressants. Evreyone is different so it is worth trying different ssris until you find one that provides the benefit without that side effect. Bupropion does not cause loss of libido and is often added to an ssri to restore libido. Mirtazepine is an antidepressant that effectively reverses libido loss when added to an ssri. ...Read more

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Is loss of libido a condition that a urologist would be expected to treat?

Is loss of libido a condition that a urologist would be expected to treat?

Try psychiatry: loss of libido without a mechanical/structural issue, might not be fully addressed by a urologist. Psychiatrist are better equipped to deal with psychological stressors or medications side effects that result in loss of libido. ...Read more

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Should i quit propecia (finasteride) because of the loss of libido?

Should i quit propecia (finasteride) because of the loss of libido?

MAYBE: If the timing seems to coincide then maybe. Check with your physician. Could have to do with testosterone levels as well so check it out. ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbs that can relax me and help me sleep, without the side effect of loss of libido?

Could you suggest good herbs that can relax me and help me sleep, without the side effect of loss of libido?

Relaxing herbs: Herbs useful to help relax and to ameliorate sleep are valeria, tea of hops, cannabis indica, and essential oil of lavender. Use cannabis only in states where legal and under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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