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sex drive = Zero ...I don;t know why. need help

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  • Posted By: mfdg41a
  • March 29, 2007
  • 03:06 AM

I have always had a great sex drive for my wife of 25 years. I am 53yrs old and about six months ago it disapperaed almost over night. Things that used to arose my sexual desire no longer have any effect on me. ...Pictures of naked women, sexy movies, etc. do nothing for me anymore.

My Doctor did a blood test and my tetosteral levels were low. He perscribe "AndroGel" which I have been using for about three weeks. So far, no change has occured.

I am lost for answers. Can anybody give me some advise that may help me get my sex drive and desire back.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  • Hmmm... Enzyte? Just a thought.Good luck.
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  • I have always had a great sex drive for my wife of 25 years. I am 53yrs old and about six months ago it disapperaed almost over night. Things that used to arose my sexual desire no longer have any effect on me. ...Pictures of naked women, sexy movies, etc. do nothing for me anymore. My Doctor did a blood test and my tetosteral levels were low. He perscribe "AndroGel" which I have been using for about three weeks. So far, no change has occured.I am lost for answers. Can anybody give me some advise that may help me get my sex drive and desire back.Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
    mfdg41a 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • A major question to look at is whether anything in your life has changed in the past year. Have you suffered any loss or are experiencing any new stress. Do you feel depressed, have low mood. Knowing these things can help to find out what is wrong.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Are you currently taking any other medications?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Did you change your diet by any chance?How is your current diet?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I eat a healthy diet, exercise (cardio) 6 times weekly approx 45min workouts each time. Lift wieghts three times weekly. I weight 165lbs, will within guidliness for my height of 5'10". Take no medication. Blood preasure is very stable. 115 over 75 on a consitant basis. I am in very good health for a person of my age.Nothing in my normal daily habits ever changed. Thanks for the suggestion.
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  • when this happened to socrates,he expressed his intense relief.having to live with a sex urge,he said, was like living chained to a lunatic.count your blessings.
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  • See a Urologist, check for bladder stones. Is the flow normal ? So many different ways to not be able to have an erection. At the least see a good doctor. Probably an Internist. Diabetes run in the family ? This forum might hit the nail on the head. More likely the doc will be faster and more accurate. Depression. Stress. Lots of reasons. Don't be ashamed to tell the doc what's going on. He's there to help.
    Ron1937 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ron:Lots of good thoughts and ideas in such a short reply. Thanks for your input, as well as thanks to all who submitted a post to my problem. Your suggestions will help me turn to the right direction.My flow of urine does seem to be a little on the weak side now days. ...My wife said she has noticed signs of depration. ...As far as stress, I am the pround owner of two very large house payments, and would much rather toast the champaine glass when I get a contract on one. Anyway, I will follow up with the advice to see a specialist in this field. I have a great family practice doctor, and I am sure he can hook me up with a good choice.Thanks again,Gavin
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  • I think some are confusing your problem with ED (Erectile Dysfunction). Although you don't say, it seems your problem is desire, not a problem getting an erection?Look for products that inhibit estrogen (which we guys begin producing more of the older we get), and for products which naturally boost test.Go to your local health food store, a mom & pop joint is best in my opinion. You can usually find a knowledgeable and understanding person who can recommend something good. AndroGel is going to cause your body to stop producing T on its own, and it will cause shrinkage over time. You want to re-establish balance in your body. Get a relaxing massage, and maybe try acupuncture?You say nothing has changed in your diet, maybe it’s time it did. Your body is ever changing, and your nutritional needs change along with it. If you're always working out, your body needs T (among other things) in order to rebuild and replenish. Are you giving your body what it needs and in the right amounts to support the kind of; and duration of; your weekly workout?Just my take on things.Good Luck.
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  • This happened to me recently, so here's my story and my solution. I've never had a problem, ever, with arousal or desire. I've almost always had an overly active appetite for sex and have never ever had an issue with performance, etc. until recently. All of the sudden out of nowhere it seems I'm just not interested and can't even muster up the desire to even want sex. I went from wanting to masturbate frequently and having sex with my gf very frequently to nothing, flat, zip. No desire. What in the world was going on, I thought. I'm a healthy guy in my thirties and I run several times a week for at least 30 minutes or more.So I retraced my steps. About 2 months ago, I started taking a vitamin that was marketed as a "mens blend" or "for men". I thought it was just a once per day type of thing and I only took one. I didn't really notice anything different in my energy level until I realized the dosage was six (6) pills a day. Wow. So I started taking the full dose. Anyway, this multi vitamin is really strong and when I first started taking it I felt really really great. I felt so great I couldn't even sleep at night. Anyway, needless to say, I felt unbelievable. Tons of energy, drive, focus at work, etc. and no problems whatsoever in the sex department. Then I realized that 6 pills a day in a 180-pill bottle is only a 30 day supply! And I thought this is way too expensive at almost $50 a month retail. There's no way I'm going to pay that much per month. So I stopped taking these multi-vitamins because it was too expensive and all of the sudden my sex drive is gone. Well, well, well, sure enough, I read the fine print. The so-called "mens blend" is a cocktail of herbs that are added to the vitamins and you can see the list of them in the label. My doctor told me to stay away from anything containing herbs since herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA. I looked up each and every one of the herbs listed and sure enough several of them claimed sexual "potency, performance" and other such stuff.Here's some examples that are contained in this "mens blend" vitamin:Turnera diffusa - "...for its ability to enhance lovemaking"Tribulus terrestris - "...a booster for the purpose of increasing sex drive"Ptychopetalum - "...have become popular as herbal treatments for sexual dysfunction"Epimedium - "an aphodisiac"So, while I never had a problem with sex before or while I was taking the vitamin, I noticed that immediately after stopping it, my sex drive was gone. Seriously! No desire whatsoever. My only conclusion is that it's this cocktail of non-FDA approved herbs. And I'm fine with taking something if you really need it, but I never needed to "enhance" anything in that department, so it would have been nice to have gone back to my normal self. And instead now I feel depleted, like someone took that away from me and I'm trying desparately to get it back. I would hate to have to rely on a vitamin for the rest of my life (at $50/mo) to make sure I could still "get it on". That may be fine for some people, and maybe when you get older you really do need it, but not me. So, after doing a little research, my plan to get my "groove back" so-to-speak is to:-- stop taking crap that has herbs in it-- eat more meat, eggs-- eat more testostorone producing foods-- avoid testostorone supplements-- keep exercisingI hope this helps anyone out there, seriously.
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  • I have always had a great sex drive for my wife of 25 years. I am 53yrs old and about six months ago it disapperaed almost over night. Things that used to arose my sexual desire no longer have any effect on me. ...Pictures of naked women, sexy movies, etc. do nothing for me anymore. My Doctor did a blood test and my tetosteral levels were low. He perscribe "AndroGel" which I have been using for about three weeks. So far, no change has occured. I am lost for answers. Can anybody give me some advise that may help me get my sex drive and desire back. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327 the b12 basics thread and count up how many of those you have. Lack of the two active b12s can send libido downh through the floor. Mine disappeared for close to 20 years but is back full blast at 62 now with b12 plus cofactors. I also do testosterone injections as the cost me abouyt $25/month instead of $5 per day. Testosterone didn't bring it back, but methylb12 and adb12 did.
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