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Is there a natural supplement that can be taken to help low libido?

By August 15, 2010 - 3:52pm
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I am a 39 year old female in a committed relationship. I work part-time as a nurse and am mother or 5 children ages 22 months to 15 years old. My partner was a young widow at the age of 32 and he had 3 children when I met him. I had the oldest child and together we had one. I find myself worrying alot or possibly over stressing about many things. Be it financial, the children or his deceased wife. I have tried to put things to the back burner and not worry about it. I had the Mirena IUD put in and thought that maybe there was a link between my low libido and this device. My partner told me my lack of interest in sex started way before this. He just never told me until I told him last night that I was not in the mood. He got upset and told me it's so frustrating. I don't know what to do. I want to have sex but am barely in the mood. I went to my GYN and had some lab tests done but no results as yet. She doesn't want to prescibe testosterone because she thinks I am too young for that treatment!
Please advise!! If you require more detailed information, I will be happy to elaborate!

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I am so sorry you are going through this! It does sound like stress could be playing a major role in your low libido. Here are some articles and information I hope help, and you may want to think about talking with a counselor about your stress and worry...that could significantly help as well!

-EmpowHER article: low libido advocacy sheet

-EmpowHER article:Female sexual dysfunction

-EmpowHER: Low libido in women and good news in latest research (July 2010)

-EmpowHER article: Study links low female libido to emotional stress

-EmpowHER article: Low libido; want some help?

Please let us know what you think of these articles, and if you have any follow-up questions!

August 15, 2010 - 8:53pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

Thank you for taking the time to answer me. I know my plate is VERY FULL and OVER-FLOWING..I will definitely look into these articles. I think I've just been trying to put all of these issues out of my mind and not let them take over my mind, but they have.
I have tried to speak to my partner about my problems but when I try, I feel "unimportant" and that how I feel is "silly".
He said, this has nothing to do with me, it's all you, how can I answer that??

August 16, 2010 - 3:25pm
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