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12-02-2003, 05:23 PM
Hey, does anyone notice that when they are on medication, especially intravenously, that they have NO sex drive whatsoever. I know that the stress of being in the hospital can lead to this, but I have honestly noticed a drastic change in my desire to have sex when I am hospitalized, even when it is a relatively stress free situation, and i wish i would want to have sex. I have noticed that my mind has more of a sex drive than my body actually does, and I always thought this was just me, but lately I have been wondering if it is because I am always on some kind of antibiotic. I mean, I am young, this shouldn't be an issue right now, right? Was wondering if anyone out there took anything, I have heard of a non-hormonal pill called Avlimil on tv, but am a little embarrassed to ask my CF doctor right away until I know if i really want to take it. I am not interested in hormones at all but was wondering if anyone knew about anything, or even if they just had the same issue as me?thanks.

12-02-2003, 05:25 PM
Oh you're not alone. I've noticed a huge decline in my sex drive even when I'm not on antibiotics. I think a combination of meds is what my problem is. I totally understand. I hardly ever feel like having sex and it bothers me.

12-02-2003, 06:37 PM
Even though I've gone through some rough times over the past few years, and feel quite depressed lately I have never had any problems with my sex drive. I have also been on antibiotics all my life, take Zythromax every other day. Being hospitalized does not reduce it either. My last serious relationship was actually extremely active, I was hospitalized for 2 weeks twice during the same relationship and actually didn't wait to be discharged to be alone with my partner. She was a little hesitent at first, but was fine afterwards. Do you think that it may possibly be more of a psychological issue, rather than the medication?

12-02-2003, 07:41 PM
Don't put the cart before the horse.... The last time I became ill enough to be hospitalized (read that to say needed IV's), my wife said she knew I was starting to feel better because I started groping her again :-) Neither of us realized the absence of sex simply because my being sick preoccupied both of us. So maybe it's not the IV drugs but the fact that you weren't feeling 100% (or at least feeling as well as you could be)?? Well there's my two cents... good luck!

12-02-2003, 10:12 PM
I guess I have always related it to just being too tired to be bothered. There are heaps of other factors I suppose but in my current relationship it's my poor boyfriend who says slow down. If you don't wish to talk to your CF doc, maybe try a family doc - they may know and you won't have to see them again if you don't want to!

12-03-2003, 03:11 AM
Well if anyone here is like me they are to shy to ask that. I get so nervous going to the gyno cus I am jsut so shy about showing anyone but my husband my nakedness. i only replied because no one knows who i am...hhehehehe. but i notice a lack of sex drive too. but i don't know what it is with me. i get a drive sometimes and then lose it cus i get scared because sex hurts sometimes for me, don't know what that could be there (many things I guess), then sometimes i am so tired, other times i just don't want to. I question myself, is it me being sick, meds, am i a weirdo afraid fo sex? Sometimes i think its because i get tired of my husband just expecting to say get naked and thats all....ladies you know what i mean...but anyway. sorry to be so blunt but since the topic was up i thought i would through in my questions too. i mean is all of the above a factor maybe. turned me into some sorta of freak. jk....but i do feel so guilty that i can't fullfill my wifly duties for my husband in this way most of the time. he says he understands and not to worry but i can't help but feel i am frustrating him and making him feel far from me or mad at me. its hard to explain. i just wish i could know something. anyway sorry to ramble on. i am no help to this question i know.me

12-15-2003, 02:13 AM
Well yes and no. I'm on the 2nd, of 2, 3 week courses of IV drugs in 8 weeks, and I'm ready for some action. For the first few weeks I just felt like a gimp. I didnt have my mojo going. It was in my head, and now that I'm almost off the drugs all I can think about is women. Ive been wearing long sleave shirts so people cant see the pick line. Now I just need to find that luckly lady. [email protected] yeah I live in San Diego if any body wants to go out and have a beer.