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Chaosmonger
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   Posted 2/29/2008 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I posted this in the Crohn's forum and thought some of you may be able to help too:
Hello there, I've posted a few times before here. So I guess I technically don't have Crohn's, as far as my new GI is concerned. But I do have general IBD. I haven't had a major flare up in over a year so that's great. I was on Entocort for almost a year and ever since have struggled with depression and anxiety and a lack of sex drive. I just can't communicate with people anymore. I used to be really easy to get along with, now I get angry at every little thing. I'm the type of person I would have hated before, basically haha. I used to have a great sex drive, but not anymore (which sucks because having a girlfriend would make me a lot happier...but we all know how important sex is to a relationship, especially one that's just starting out). Anyway, I've been on Bupropion, an anti-depressant, for about half a year now. I've noticed some small differences, mainly in that I can enjoy some of the things I used to be interested in again, but nothing too major. I've read that steroids can, don't know how to word this, but confuse your body on how to produce testosterone naturally? Do you think it's a lack of testosterone? How many of you have dealt with the sex drive thing and how did you deal with it?

Thanks in advance,
Mike
25 years old. Diagnosed almost two years ago. Currently on Entocort and Asacol. I guess i have a 'mild' case. Haha.
 
Mike


getting by
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   Posted 2/29/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mike,

I take it that the bupropion is welbutrin. I think that in time you will get your old self back. You might need an increase in the medication. Talk to your doctor about this. Depression alone can cause a lack of drive. I wish you luck with this situation.

Keep posting,
Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


faithfully4you
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   Posted 2/29/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Chao~
First of all I dont think steriods are good for anything but medicinal needs for inflammation in tissues. I am not  familiar with them otherwise. In having said that, are you on any psychotropic meds because they are definately meds that will decrease your sex drive, I have never heard of them increasing a sex drive but I could be wrong.
 
Something you said as well about sex being part of a relationship during the beginning of a relationship.  Whether or not you are on meds that decrease sex drive when you are in a relationship that is "the way 2 people" should love each other, and personally speaking that loving someone with an intensity that sex without that person is just sex and you are more apt to have sexual problems in the bedroom.
 
From a woman's point of view this has always been true for me.
 
As far as your IBS, I know that there is little they can do because of it brought on psychosomatic events. 
 
I hope this helps.
Teresa 


Chaosmonger
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   Posted 2/29/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies. I agree about the love/sex thing you said, but at the same time, usually when you're out 'looking' these days, you're going to 'hook up' before you meet each other's parents, ya know?
IBD since late '05 or so.


Mike


faithfully4you
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   Posted 2/29/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Chaos~
I  know what you are saying about meeting before the parents meet persay, but in this day and age of diseases and committment retentive people, you have to decide whether or not a the person in your life is worth "having" you.  I will tell you that I have experienced guys who are definately looking for sex, they are everywhere.  Promiscuity has a higher standard for me now, it took losing the man I loved because of not practicing what I preach.  Now that I am single, I will insist and stand by the decision to not have sex with anyone until and if I feel like I did about W.
 
Besides with him, there is no comparison so why even give myself when I know it is just sex?
 
How did we get on this subject, dont take this as inappropriate but understand with depression and personality disorders you must make a comittment to yourself and your body that YOU are worth more than "satisfaction"  That is my input on this only because I know for a fact that even with depression YOU and only YOU can appropriate decisions when it comes to the things in your life that believe it or not depression has a strong hold on.
 
Starts with you!
Teresa 

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