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Can an overactive thyroid problem cause a decrease in libido?

By Anonymous January 22, 2011 - 2:57pm
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I have not been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid but have a disturbing amount of the symptoms.(cold extremities, hair loss, no weight gain, emotional issues, mild depression and more) I have read that weight and nutrition issues are connected with the decrease in libido as well. I am only 29 years old, 5'7" and weigh a measly 115 lbs., do not gain weight and seem to be losing muscle tone already. My insurance picks up soon and the thyroid issue is at the top of my list. If I do have an overactive thyroid, will correcting the thyroid problem alone help increase my libido, or is there something else I need to do? Something has to give...my husband is not satisfied and I'm unhappy that he is not satisfied. Please help!

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Yes..thyroid issues can be associated with low-libido. Try to give yourself a break with any guilt-feelings you have with not satisfying your husband, let him know that undiagnosed medication conditions can lead to stress and hormone imbalances...and he needs to give you a break, too! His guilt-inducing suggestions of not being satisfied (intentional or not) will not help in either of you feeling physically close and intimate, and there may be some other methods he can choose to help you both have a happy and fulfilling relationship until you are able to seek a diagnosis.

January 23, 2011 - 8:52am
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