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lack of sex drive.after menepaus?

Posted In: Menopause 15 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 25, 2007
  • 08:06 PM

I Am A 56 Yr Old, And Dont Know Why I Feel The Way I Do.i Am Married For 37 Yrs , And Always Had A Good Sex Life. Very Fulfilling And Loving.but The Past Few Yrs,i Just Dont Feel Very Sexy. I Put It Down To Old Age.but I Know My Husband Dosent Feel The Same.im Worried .is This Normal To Feel This Way.?

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  • I Am A 56 Yr Old, And Dont Know Why I Feel The Way I Do.i Am Married For 37 Yrs , And Always Had A Good Sex Life. Very Fulfilling And Loving.but The Past Few Yrs,i Just Dont Feel Very Sexy. I Put It Down To Old Age.but I Know My Husband Dosent Feel The Same.im Worried .is This Normal To Feel This Way.? Im 53 in menopause and have been married for 30 years. Have not had sex for 6 months, and have no interest.
    samstarr 24 Replies
    • December 13, 2009
    • 11:36 PM
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  • I Am A 56 Yr Old, And Dont Know Why I Feel The Way I Do.i Am Married For 37 Yrs , And Always Had A Good Sex Life. Very Fulfilling And Loving.but The Past Few Yrs,i Just Dont Feel Very Sexy. I Put It Down To Old Age.but I Know My Husband Dosent Feel The Same.im Worried .is This Normal To Feel This Way.? Hello there, i checked out a book read by my mom and i got this " During menopause, sex drive can drop to very low levels. Some women find they don't think about sex nearly as much as they used to before menopause. Others find they want to have sex, but just aren't enjoying it enough to make it worth the effort. Decreased libido is thought to be due to lowered levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone present in your body during menopause. Each of these hormones has a specific role to play in making you experience sexual desire. Estrogen helps you to feel heightened sensitivity during sexual intercourse. Progesterone keeps your libido up. Testosterone, a male sex hormone, boosts sexual desire and lubricates your vagina. When these hormones drop, so does your overall desire for sexual intercourse."... hope this helps you understand why you dont hae much sex drive... its normal for some...no menopausal women are alike because our bodies are completely different from each other :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • I Am A 56 Yr Old, And Dont Know Why I Feel The Way I Do.i Am Married For 37 Yrs , And Always Had A Good Sex Life. Very Fulfilling And Loving.but The Past Few Yrs,i Just Dont Feel Very Sexy. I Put It Down To Old Age.but I Know My Husband Dosent Feel The Same.im Worried .is This Normal To Feel This Way.?Part of menopause is the lowering of the libido. This happens first of all because the hormones are dropping and becoming low. The best thing you can do is look at all your symptoms and see what the pattern is I recommend this blog - it's just articles. http://premenopausetoday.comThe drop in your hormones has been happening. Menopause means no more periods. You don't say but perhaps you are in the pre menopause stage still. What I have read: What Your Doctor May Have Not Told You About Menopause (this is a good starting place)It's a drop in DHEA (a natural hormone) which helps your body make testosterone and other hormones. Women need this along with estrogen and progesterone to have a good sex drive. Go get the book and see if it can help you --- they have resources in the back too.
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  • Look into Premier Hormone Balance....they are based in San Diego...Part of menopause is the lowering of the libido. This happens first of all because the hormones are dropping and becoming low. The best thing you can do is look at all your symptoms and see what the pattern is I recommend this blog - it's just articles. http://premenopausetoday.comThe drop in your hormones has been happening. Menopause means no more periods. You don't say but perhaps you are in the pre menopause stage still. What I have read: What Your Doctor May Have Not Told You About Menopause (this is a good starting place)It's a drop in DHEA (a natural hormone) which helps your body make testosterone and other hormones. Women need this along with estrogen and progesterone to have a good sex drive. Go get the book and see if it can help you --- they have resources in the back too.
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  • @ Samstarr: Im 53 in menopause and have been married for 30 years. Have not had sex for 6 months, and have no interest. Its natural as your hormones is wrecking havoc at this time but after a few months of endurance, you will have a good life...hang in there girl!:D
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  • Some of the more common early signs of menopause, or premenopause symptoms and perimenopause symptoms, may include:Changes in sleep patternLoss of interest in love lifeWater retentionNight sweatsLess vaginal lubricationChanges in monthly cycleMood swings, irritabilityHeadachesChanges in body hairYeast InfectionsIncrease in PMS
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  • Hello Kamolin...this is the updated symptom list of menopause...feel free to check it out 35 symptoms of menopause HTH :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • well a women have menopause can decrease the sexual health of the that women, it is because the menopause decrease the female libido and so own..
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  • A common cause for the decline in sex drive in women is menopause. Sex during and after menopause can be horrific for many women. Having to deal with mood swings, hot flashes, depression, and vaginal dryness can make sex very painful and for this reason many menopausal women would rather not engage in it.During menopause, the sex drive can drop to very low levels. Many women find they don't think about sex at all. For others who still engage in sex, sex can be quite difficult to enjoying and often times these women lose interest in it altogether. The decrease in libido is thought to be due to the decline in the estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels during menopause. Each of these hormones plays a specific role in a woman’s sex drive. While estrogen helps heighten sensitivity during sexual intercourse, testosterone lubricates the vagina. Progesterone, on the other hand, is basically the sex hormone that excites the libido of a woman.i have lots of friends who suffer from this after menopause that's why i can relate very much to you...you can check this site where i read all of the things bout menopause...it will help you a lot...http://premenstrualsyndromesupport.com/everything-about-women%27s-aging-sex-drive.php....Good luck!!!
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  • It happened due to the hormone imbalance that has the maximum impact on levels testosterone and cortisol (the stress hormone) hormones. A natural supplement may help to overcome this, but try under physician guidance.
    Alenjacks 14 Replies
    • January 19, 2011
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  • Look into Premier Hormone Balance....they are based in San Diego...Go find a doctor that will do some bloodwork or a saliva test and is big on compounding drugs. I am 53 and I DO have a sex drive. I got on bio-identical hormones six months ago and I feel great! I take testosterone, progesterone, DHEA and estriol. No night sweats, hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings all associated with menopause.
    tkh1957 10 Replies
    • January 24, 2011
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  • Some of the earliest symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, abnormal menstrual bleeding, and mood swings. It is not completely understood exactly what causes the menopausal hot flashes, but most agree that it is due to hormonal imbalances caused by changes in the level of estrogen. Xenesis
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2011
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  • I Am A 56 Yr Old, And Dont Know Why I Feel The Way I Do.i Am Married For 37 Yrs , And Always Had A Good Sex Life. Very Fulfilling And Loving.but The Past Few Yrs,i Just Dont Feel Very Sexy. I Put It Down To Old Age.but I Know My Husband Dosent Feel The Same.im Worried .is This Normal To Feel This Way.?I take DHEA and have a great sex drive. My before showed almost low testosterone and my after raised my testosterone up to normal. Natural hormone replacement, whih I tried, did not do this because the doctor did not give me testosterone. Normal testosterone is great, I highly recommend it. I did not have low DHEA, hwoever my system runs on higher DHEA -- I take a very high divided dose since it has only a 20 hour half life -- I take 75 mg DHEA and 30 mg pregnenolone. It cancels these things that arose with menopause: panic attacks, hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, osteopenia (bone pain). I have many genetic defects in vitamin B metabolism (I have to take active (pre-broken down) B vitamins to get around them) and that may have something to do with why I need high DHEA (because any dietary deficiency, even if caused by improperly formed enzymes) causes raised cortisol which lowers DHEA. Most studies were done with 50mg DHEA on men and women aged 50+ and the results were that most women did not need that high DHEA, but it was a good dose for men. It is hormone replacement so you have to investigate that and make sure you balance everything (such as pregnenolone, which makes progesterone). See articles at Life Extension regarding hormone replacement - you may be glad you did. Also they can tell you if there are physicians in your zip code that follow their principles. Type 'hormone replacement' into the search window at www.lef.orgSue
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  • You can also find solace on this http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/blog.php?b=6486 :D HTH
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • I Am A 56 Yr Old, And Dont Know Why I Feel The Way I Do.i Am Married For 37 Yrs , And Always Had A Good Sex Life. Very Fulfilling And Loving.but The Past Few Yrs,i Just Dont Feel Very Sexy. I Put It Down To Old Age.but I Know My Husband Dosent Feel The Same.im Worried .is This Normal To Feel This Way.?The loss of estrogen following menopause can lead to changes in a woman's sexual drive and functioning. Menopausal and postmenopausal women may notice that they are not as easily aroused, and may be less sensitive to touching and stroking -- which can result in decreased interest in sex.In addition, lower levels of estrogen can cause a decrease in blood supply to thevagina. This decreased blood flow can affect vaginal lubrication, causing the vagina to be too dry for comfortable intercourse.
    peter01 10 Replies
    • October 1, 2011
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