Originally Posted by Koala77
Another factor is stress.
The body naturally puts survival ahead of pleasure. Your over-burdened adrenal glands can rob your body of the building blocks it uses to make estrogen and testosterone, which are vital to desire and sexual response.
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PAIN = STRESS, and chronic/intractable pain = chronic/intractable stress.
Aside from pain itself, many of the medications used to treat pain, including but not limited to ALL opioids
, supress adrenal hormones, which negatively impact libido (desire).
Testosterone is just as important to women's libido as it is to men's
- just in much lower levels.
Google: testosterone libido
Google: chronic pain hormone therapy
Properly balanced hormones can also have an effect on controlling/reducing pain itself, and a long list of other symptoms. It's a simple matter (blood test with fasting) to get levels on all the adrenal hormones, from pregnenolone (the "mother/master" hormone which is a precursor to all the adrenal hormones) on down to estrogen/testosterone, and then supplement the ones that are too low.
, don't forget to change your drawers!