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Jvan10 Connect

Survivor: Cervical Cancer

Topic: Sex & Fertility

I had a hysterectomy at age 26 (two years ago) because of cervical cancer, which put me into early menopause. I prefer a more holistic route of treatment, but I am currently on a low dose hormone patch, mainly because I have no hormone production left for holistic methods to use. My question is, I feel great on the patch...most of my menopausal symptoms are moods are stable, my hot flashes are minimal, however, my sex drive is absolutely non-existent. I've been married for three years, so I'm sure you can see why never wanting to have sex might be an issue. I want to want to have sex, but I just don't. Even when we do have sex, it is pretty non enjoyable for me. In all other ways I feel close to my husband, so I know it is a hormonal problem rather than an emotional one. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might be able to boost my sex drive, preferably naturally and without more prescription drugs?