I am PCOS/IR/Syndrome X/hypothyroid.
I've been on BCP for years, I've been off it. Right now I'm on a break from BCP as DH navigates vasectomy time.
To be honest? We've had low drive dry spells, and it's be a high drive spell lately. It cycles.
And it was more related to mood and stress and what ELSE is going on for me/him.
Like last fall it was the PITS -- bad sleep, eldercare crazy, tension, etc.
With that off our plates, it's be a lot easier to reconnect for intimacy --not just the body intimacy of sex, but heart to heart talks, and so on.
You do NOT have to answer any of these on the board -- I'm just throwing it out for you to consider in your own mind.
Do you feel sexy in yourself? How's your body image?
Do you fly solo? Because if your masturbating life is fine, maybe the prob is in the rship?
What about medications besides the BCP? Any changes there? That could factor in.
What are you doing for the depression? Any other stress/tensions in your life?
What are you doing for vitamins? Diet? Could you be deficient in anything? That could affect energy level.
How's your sleep? Good quality? Enough? That also can affect your mood/energy.
Can you relax at home? What is home? How is your bedroom? It's hard to feel "Aaaaaahhhh" in a room that is messy, cluttery, lacking in privacy, etc. What can you do to improve it in the circumstances you are in?
For instance -- When I lived in a dorm I put half my dorm bed into my closet and took the doors off. My nightstand and lamp was in there too. Then I hung a curtain across it so my head at least could be in the dark and I could get better sleep because my roomie and I had such different schedules! (I worked night shift and went to morning classes, so I had to be sleeping in the afternoon.) I could also lay on my stomach and do my homework in there without the light bugging HER when she was trying to sleep.
Gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do, right?
Hang in there!
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Last edited by astrophe; 06-12-2012 at 11:23 PM.