New Treatment Options for Women with Low Libido
Ladies, have you been experiencing low libido or low sexual desire? Dr. Burns is now a certified provider for the new “female Viagra” called Addyi. Addyi is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for acquired, generalized Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in pre-menopausal women. If you are suffering from low sexual desire and would like to see if Addyi is right for you please call our office at 702-853-1400 and one of our friendly staff members will assist you.
1. Low Sex Drive?
No matter what you do, is it stagnant or non-existent? Have you tried changing your diet (more oysters or chocolate, anyone?), sex positions, or what you wear (or not) in the bedroom? Yet nothing works? Call your OB/GYN or doctor and see #2.
2. Get A Medical Evaluation
In sitting down with your doctor, he or she can help determine if you can benefit from Addyi. Several factors are considered to see why your sex drive may be down: menstrual cycles, the type of birth control pills you take, if you’ve had a hysterectomy, have underlying medical problems, what medications you are on, the quality of your relationship with your significant other, and so forth.
3. Do You Suffer From Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)?
If so, that’s a primary indicator that you may be a candidate for Addyi. People with HSDD have “a deficiency or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty.”
4. Are You Pre- Or Perimenopausal?
Yes, menopausal issues usually happen to women in their early 40’s ; however, they can occur in the younger sect, too. That’s where the medical evaluation comes in, to best determine why your sex drive’s gone MIA and to have your doctor suggest ways that you can find it again (little pink pill or not).
5. You Have Tried Something Else
In the OB/GYNs, doctors, and sex therapists I spoke to, all of them said they first try to outline other potential causes of a reduced sex drive and remedy it that way. For instance, they’ll suggest couples counseling if you’re having relationship problems. Or perhaps they’ll switch one of your medications to see if that increases your libido.
6. Can You Deal With These Side Effects
Chances are, all medications have side effects and flibanserin (Addyi) is no different — low blood pressure, fainting, and sleepiness are among them. But the benefits (a higher number of satisfying sexual events; increased sexual desire; and lowered distress) outweigh the cons? You’ll have to see for yourself.