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Lack Pleasure Sex
Oneriness: Hi, now that I have your attention, this is a complex matter and should be treated in a caring manner. Trouble is we are going to have to make sure we cover both the physical-your gyn, and the even more complex, perhaps. Yup, a psychiatrist may; I say may, be a godsend. ...Read more
Phallus size: From a female perspective, it's not the size that matters. ...Read more
I am experiencing fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), mood swings, sadness, irritability, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), loss of sex drive, lack of pleasure, difficulty staying awake during day, feeling anxio
Physical & emotional: Symptoms can go hand in hand. Both need to be addressed. Please start w/a visit to your family doctor and then follow up w/some therapy from a clinical psychologist. Whatever is bothering you needs to be coped w/better. As we adjust to life issues it can get much better. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Overeating: Among other reasons, it could be a way to fill a void or emptiness. ...Read more
Anhedonia: Anhedonia, or lack of sense of pleasure often refers to the absence of getting joy or satisfaction out of things or activities most people enjoy. People sometimes describe this as the "blah's". It is commonly associated with depression and can be one of the later symptoms to respond to medication or psychotherapy, but can also be associated with neurological or schizophrenic syndromes. ...Read more
(drop ''it) no, yes:
You seem caring but tongue tied.
Relax. Will you consult your doctor tomorrow for an appropriate referral? But you said you wanted to stop ''the effect''.
Oh, I see. Well the afternoon is ok this one time, tiger. ...Read more
Normal: You're not supposed to be hard after ejaculating. That's the resolution phase. You need to wait some time (maybe even an hour or two) before going again. ...Read more
Talk to your doc!: Antidepressants are supposed to help improve your (depressed) mood. However, some may also blunt your ability to enjoy life, although this might also be construed as inadequately treated depression. Regardless, the key is to talk to your doc, the one who made the diagnosis & wrote your prescription. Tell him/her what's going on so that s/he can decide to either incr your dose or switch your med. ...Read more
Lack of pleasure and enjoyment in life, and antidepressants are keeping me stable, what shall I do?
Stay the course: The goal in treating depression is to return to normal. You don't want to just be better, you want to be well. Antidepressants should be continued for at least 9 months after all symptoms have resolved. The decision to continue or not continue antidepressants should then be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
I have a lack of pleasure in my life, usually acompanied by complete apathy at all times. Some advice?
Seek treatment: These are symptoms of depression which is a serious but treatable medical problem. These symptoms will not go away on their own and can worsen without treatment. Treatment often involves the combination of medication for depression and therapy. Consult with your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more
I am experiencing lack of pleasure. The following also describes me: Poor concentration. What should I do?
Get seen: The inability to enjoy the things in life that should give you pleasure is "anhedonia" and is always unhealthy. You owe it to yourself and those around you to talk with someone about insight and/or medication. If abuse by someone close to you, or some superstitious ideas keeping you from healthy fun, are the problem, your physician can help. ...Read more
I am not feeling pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable and lack emotional feelings. Which doctor to see?
First:: See your family or general practice doc first. Get a check up and be sure you don't have anything physically wrong that could be causing your symptoms, like thyroid hormone problems, or anemia. If all is okay, your doc can prescribe initial treatment for your problem, if it has been going on for over a few weeks. Or you may be referred to a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for additional therap ...Read more
Depression: Depression is extremely common and often manifests as losing one's temper easily and loss of pleasure with one's usually enjoyed activities. Of course, there are many other causes of these issues including both mental and physical ailments. Go see your primary doctor and discuss it with them. ...Read more
Very likely: It is hard to see someone you care about being depressed. The family member may feel helpless about inability to get the loved one out of depression. The family member may also feel guilty about enjoying things that he/she likes to do, so losing the pleasure of doing things that he/she used to enjoy. ...Read more
What causes apathy and lack of pleasure? This has been going on for 3 years. I used to be very bubbly, outgoing, loving and happy. Will it go away?
Possible depression;: Inability to enjoy the things you usually enjoy and not being motivated to do anything can both be symptoms of depression, especially if accompanied by feelings of sadness, guilt or worthlessness and changes in how much you are eating and sleeping. If that is the case for you I would consult a mental health professional. Both psychiatric medication and psychotherapy can help alleviate depression. ...Read more
Lack of sensation in penis head I have been to urologist he said nothing is wrong. Still I feel no pleasure while rubbing my glans it was fine before.
Riding bikes?: You may have a pudendal neuropathy. This is caused by prolonged bike riding. Siting on a bike saddle for a long time places pressure against the pudendal nerve which can reduce sensation in the glans penis. If you ride bikes, use a softer seat or stop all together. You may also try using over the counter magnesium oxide 250 mg taken at bed. This may help in about 4-6 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more
How common is it for a male genital to lack sensations of pleasure lasting since an emergency operation was performed to save a testicle from a knotte?
Here are some...: Apparently, you had surgical fixation for testicular torsion, which very unlikely affect the duration of sexual pleasure, at least, I have never heard it in my >46-year study and >37-yr practice in urology. For more specifics in sexual function and life, go to articles in http://formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html & http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. More? Contact me & I can help. ...Read more
I am experiencing lack of pleasure, motivation and hopelessness. Diagnosed with BD2 & ADHD. List of meds provided. Looking for psychiatrist. Advice?
Are you working with an individual therapist in conjunction to seeking a psychiatrist? The reason I ask is, it's important identify maladaptive behaviors and to find healthy coping mechanisms to begin practicing to help reduce your symptomology listed. Do you think your symptoms are a side effect of the medication your are taking? ...Read more
I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress). The following also describe me: Sadness, Mood swings, Lack of pleasure, Insomnia, and Apathy. What sh
You need: Professional help, see a psychiatrist for evaluation, you can use HealthTap as a start, but ultimately, if you need medications, you will need to see a psychiatrist in person, good luck ...Read more
I am experiencing grinding teeth, sleep pattern changes (quality: sleeping too much), loss of interest and unable to obtain or maintain erection. The following also describe me: Decreased energy level, Lack of pleasure, Self Esteem, Apathy, Feeling depr
Low energy: You are likely depressed. Please start by seeing your doctor to identify or rule out medical/hormonal conditions. If that doesn't do it, a clinical psychologist can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
See a pshchiatrist: It sounds like you need a correct diagnosis then appropriate medication. It is unclear without a complete history and physical what is going on. It may be more than one thing. Please seek good help. ...Read more
No pleasure: W/sex can be from a variety of sources. Please see your doc and ask about the side effect of any medications you are on. Are you depressed and perhaps do not know? A mental health pro can help you sort that out. Your doc can rule out/identify possible medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Does having a hard foreskin affect sex pleasure?? will I be able to satisfy my wife? Will it hurt during sex????
Hard foreskin: Hard foreskin shouldn't affect you or your partner during sexual relations but should be evaluated by a physician to determine the exact cause. ...Read more
I am 25 male and during sex I cannot feel as much pleasure as I used to and I find it very hard to reach my orgasm?
Why don't I feel any pleasure during sex? I only feel pleasure during clitorial stimulation but not during sex. Is there something wrong with me?
Sex I have been masturbating since 15 years. ... I think it has affected my way of making love because I come very fast and sometimes my wife does not feel much pleasure. .. There is nothing I can take pills or something. .
It is unlikely that your masturbation is causing you to reach orgasm more quickly than you would otherwise. One thing you might try to improve your endurance is to reduce your sensitivity by wearing a condom. It might also be helpful to spend more time on foreplay.
There are physicians who specialize in sexual therapy who might provide additional information. ...Read more
Bad secrets: Yes. This is very common. Oftentimes penetration alone will not stimulate the clitoris enough to cause orgasm. Many women find they have to add this stimulation to their sexual play or involve their partners in this activity. I often recommend getting a good guidebook to sex to learn what the norms are. I like to start with "the joy of sex". ...Read more
Try to determine why:
There are many reasons
why sex may not be enjoyable. 1 reason may be that a female simply is not yet emotionally ready for sexual activity. 2nd reason could be that one feels dirty or guilty (this may be especially so if one has religious prohibitions). 3rd reason is STRESS. If your mind is on other things it can be hard to relax & to be spontaneous. A 4th (& really BIG reason) is a relationship ...Read more
Sex at 17: Your info indicates you're only 17 years old. Sex at that age is likely to be accompanied by all kinds of anxieties which can affect how you experience intercourse. For instance, it can be hard to become naturally lubricated enough to enjoy intercourse, and if not it can be painful -- certainly interfering with pleasure. Please talk with your doctor about this, and about sex in general. ...Read more