male...er....menopause? (very personal)

theturtleladyMay 6, 2006

Anyone's DH suffering a mid-life loss of libido and have they tried anything herbal that helped? Mine wouldn't dream of exposing his "problem" to a doctor or taking any pharmaceuticals, but I have had a lot of relief of my middle aged symptoms using black cohosh and wanted to know if anyone's dearly beloved had had success with anything OTC. He also doesn't have any health insurance, so we're looking for low-tech (and unthreatening to the ego).

Thanks if you reply, I know it's personal.

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catherinet

Hi turtlelady,
I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions for herbal things, but I just wanted to make sure it might not be a result of one of his medications? Is he on anything that could be doing this?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2006 at 9:13PM
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theturtlelady

No meds, no underlying medical problems, good blood pressure. Someone had told me once that he tried "herbal viagra" and had good luck with it. I just don't have a clue what herbs to consider. Aging is no fun for anyone, is it?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2006 at 11:25PM
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Heathen1

No prostate problems? That should be checked whether he's nervous or not.... silly man!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2006 at 12:54AM
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theturtlelady

Good suggestion, heathen. I am trying to get him on my insurance at work, but it won't happen until August. Open enrollment, give me a break.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2006 at 10:03AM
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Heathen1

Yeah, when you do get him on insurance... also, he can have his testosterone levels checked.. there is patches and pills if it's low. They need their poor testosterone. :o) Beware of what you ask for, if he gets over his manly fears and gets it fixed.... are you ready for it? :D

    Bookmark   May 7, 2006 at 11:25AM
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catherinet

Lol heathen! Yes, be careful what you wish for turtlelady! (I hope you're laughing with us!)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2006 at 6:23PM
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theturtlelady

Yes, I am - would only be laughing more if he got his groove back! Thanks for suggestions, but all must wait until Aug.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2006 at 3:23PM
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carla17

I do believe men go through mid life crash. Does anyone else's husband seem grouchy at 50?

Carla

    Bookmark   May 9, 2006 at 10:30PM
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joan_ontheprairie

The herbal licorice is a libido enhancer. Years ago I had a girlfriend whose husband took it with great success. He was young but had a naturally low libido. Works like a charm

    Bookmark   May 10, 2006 at 11:09AM
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cbarkston

Be careful, licorice is dangerous to people with high blood pressure!!!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2006 at 8:33PM
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