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Is There Anything Being Created For My Libido? Michelle King Robson Answers The Question

By Expert HERWriter July 9, 2008 - 10:43am
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Hi Michelle:

I recently turned 43-years-old and I really need your help. My sexual drive is non-existent and it's hurting my marriage. We use to have a fabulous love life. My husband is on "the little blue pill" Viagra, but that helps his ability to perform…is anything being created for my libido? Please help!


Mesa, Arizona


Hi Jackie,

Thank you for asking. Unfortunately, it's been 10 years since Viagra was introduced and still there isn't anything on the market for women's libido. But I do have some very good news.

On your behalf, I contacted the guru of women's sexual medicine, Dr. Irwin Goldstein, from San Diego Sexual Medicine, who was in South Africa when he responded to your questions.

Dr. Goldstein explained, right now there's a pill called Flibanserin, made by Boehringer Ingelheim, and it's in the final steps of phase III clinical trials, which is the step before FDA approval. Dr. Goldstein wanted you to know, "This pill centrally acts on the brain to regulate monoamine neurotransmitters, which decreases serotonin, increases dopamine and increases norepinephrine and thus facilitates sexual interest in women, like Jackie, who has HSDD (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder)."

What that really means Jackie1965 is this new drug works directly on the pleasure zones of a woman's brain to restore her diminished libido.

Dr. Goldstein also suggested it should take 6-12 months to get approval by the FDA, but I wouldn't hold my breath because there are many women's sexual health drugs pending with the FDA. Viagra, for example, only took six months to get approved, but that's for men.

My suggestion Jackie1965 is you really should get your hormone levels checked. It's time for you to get a great doctor that's well versed in women's hormone levels. You might have to ask around to your girl friends until you find the perfect one, but it's worth the research. Once I got my estrogen up to a normal range and then introduced some compounded testosterone cream, prescribed and designed specifically for me, my libido problems improved dramatically.

Best of health,


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