Female Low Sex Drive and Testosterone Gel

Discussion in 'Female Sexuality' started by suebee, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. suebee

    suebee New Member

    Hi. I had been having a dwindling sex drive for the past year or two and have a husband with a really high sex drive so it was really getting to be an issue. I went to a gyno locally who specializes in women's low libido and I got my results today. I have almost zero testosterone so I got a prescription for testosterone gel today and am going to start using it. It's a low dose -- .5 mg/day.

    I'm wondering if there's anyone already on it and can tell me if it helped them or anything to expect. I have high hopes -- and so does my husband!
  2. M-Chan

    M-Chan New Member

    Have you looked into possibly raising your testosterone naturally?
  3. suebee

    suebee New Member

    How does one raise their testosterone naturally?
  4. M-Chan

    M-Chan New Member

    Based on these articles, to sum it up I'd say do compound weight exercises like squats, get 8 hours of sleep a night, reduce stress, increase monosaturated fat intake (like olive oil, peanuts/cashews, others listed in the articles), eat plenty of protein, limit alcohol consumption, and have sex once a week.

    Getting into good shape physically would be an excellent start. Lose any excess fat and gain more muscle. Focus on working the legs.

    Some articles follow.

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/21635-increase-testosterone-levels-naturally-women/
    This one is specifically for women.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2297630_increase-testosterone-naturally.html
  5. NancyE

    NancyE New Member

    Sorry, I can't help with the low testosterone issue and don't know about the cream. My situation is the opposite - currently in peri-menopause, low levels of estrogen and progesterone, but testosterone is still humming along - and I'm LOVING the side effects. I've had a huge spike in libido. My husband jokingly says, "there, now you know how it feels." haha
    But other than feeling like a cat in heat (and enjoying the benefits), I haven't noticed anything else related to this particular hormone shift. So I'd say - trust your doctor, read some good porn, and hopefully get some sex back in your life ... some really good sex and lots of it! All the best.

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