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i am 24 is it normal to have a high sex drive and have mood swings all at the same time?

By Anonymous May 22, 2014 - 1:53pm
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i am 24 years old and i had a tubal ligation coagulation 1 week and 2 days ago after having my 4 baby girl. i can be happy and laughing one second then the next second crying and mad and ready to fight. and i want sex all the time now and i didnt use to be like this. i can be fixing my hair or walking in a store and just get wet and want sex right then, i even get so excited sometimes i swear i have light orgasms just standing or anything. im so confused and not sure why this is happening to me i do not take any medicines at all so its not a side effect of anything. and my dr said its not from my surgery. thank you

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Your mood swings and increased sex drive may be caused by a postpartum hormonal shift.

About 75 to 80%of new mothers will experience the "Baby Blues". The "Baby Blues" is described by some women as an emotional roller-coaster. Onset is usually 2 to 3 days following delivery, with a peak around 7 to 10 days.

The drop in hormone levels in a cause. In pregnancy, reproductive hormone levels in a woman's body are 20-30 times greater than normal. At delivery, hormone levels drop abruptly, along with changes in amino acids, neurotransmitters, and thyroid hormones.
This may also explain your increased sex drive.

If these feelings continue for more than two weeks, please tell your doctor.

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