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slowing down a hyper sex drive?

Discussion in 'Hormones' started by Gavman, May 3, 2012.

  1. Gavman

    Gavman Senior Member

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    I know for me, my balance seems to go out the window with adrenaline. Since dropping the effexor, i'm even more hyper-excitable. Has anyone found stuff to inhibit the libido in a healthy way? Or supplements that help block/break down adrenaline? I know that Serotonin being the anxiety/happy hormone, will help to balance this as i correct it more, as will dopamine.
  2. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    I thought I was the only one experiencing an exaggerated appetite:D What I have noticed is that is related to my fatigue, the more fatigue I have, the more drive increases. Is like an indirect signal that my brain needs something. Now that I am feeling better it has calmed down. All I have taken is Imunovir+ equilibrant not sure which helped. But I have noticed it others time w/o taking anything just when I feel better it goes away.

    Note: One time I was using ginseng and I was dragging myself !!! That supplement I cannot take because it increases it so BAD. So you might want to see the side effects of your supplements.

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  3. adreno

    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    Serotonin, specifically SSRIs.
  4. peggy-sue

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    SSRI's should knock it right out of the window.

    Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, not a hormone, but increasing available serotonin will completely reorganise all the hormone systems.

    That's why SSRIs cause loads of side-effects for the first month or so, until they "kick in".

    If serotonin was the "happy chemical", SSRIs would fix depression immediately - not 5-6 weeks later.
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    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I personally think SSRIs are better to avoid.

    A possible natural solution is something called chasteberry from the chaste tree that has been known for centuries to help lower libido. I don't know much else about it, but there is plenty of info online.
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    Gavman Senior Member

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    SSRIs create a block to stop the flow of serotonin, so it takes a while to build up a decent storage facility, peggy-sue.

    Inester, pretty sure it is just the coming off the effexor. Maybe with the added b6 back in it might start going back to normal.

    Good plan SoS, might look at that next. Theanine and taurine are the ones i should get tomorrow to hopefully help.
  7. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    an ice pack
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  8. adreno

    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    LOL, yeah. Or a kick in the nuts.
  9. nanonug

    nanonug Senior Member

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    I don't think adrenaline is the problem, noradrenaline (aka norepinephrine) to serotonin ratio is. If the ratio is too high, you are going to start "climbing walls". My guess is that you need to increase serotonin levels.
  10. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    Hilarious!
  11. justy

    justy Senior Member

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    Share it around ;)
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  12. peggy-sue

    peggy-sue

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    Quote:

    "SSRIs create a block to stop the flow of serotonin, so it takes a while to build up a decent storage facility, peggy-sue."

    Sorry, Gavman, that's wrong. SSRI stands for "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor".

    When transmitter is released into the synapse (which it is, in the form of little packets of molecules, not one molecule at a time - it's not an accurately measured number of molecules released) other molecules are also released - to deal with the excess, mop it up and put it back - these molecules are the "reuptakers".

    SSRIs inhibit these molecules from working, so the serotonin lasts for a longer time in the synapse.

    Transmitters do not "flow".

    But I would think an icepack... or thoughts of Anne Widdicombe sitting on the loo, would be far safer than resorting to SSRIs.

    SSRIs are not at all well understood and they're chemical sledgehammers - with tons and tons of effects way above and beyond those required of them.
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    Gavman, you found yourself a date...
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  14. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    Picture of Wessely, nude, scrogging a frozen chicken?
    Hey that'd do it! :p



    and yeah avoid SRR drugs like the damn plague, real serious issues with them :/
    a tiny percentage of folk get specific benefit from them, many get real problems, some have serious side effects.
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  15. snowathlete

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    I've had this problem all my life from a young age. Nothing really works, but avoid triggers like going out on hot days to populated areas, tv, talking to good looking girls etc. not easy I know, but thinking about it makes it harder - literally!
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    illsince1977 A shadow of my former self

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    Me too! Thought I was the only one who experienced this particular paradox!
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    I dont have any ideas for you but would like to say if you find out you also have low testerone, whatever you do dont start taking testosterone supplementation when like that.

    I did that and OMG.. my sexual frustration at not being able to get enough sex went right throu the roof.
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    Gavman Senior Member

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    I'm not sure if its gonna be a short term as my body adjusts or a long-term problem. Icepacking it is cruel Heaps, gotta keep my giblets warm. :eek:)
  19. Gavman

    Gavman Senior Member

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    lol Justy, its not worth it. its over too quick to bother. I'll have to learn to communicate better to cover up my inadequacies. :eek:)
  20. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    maybe cruel to be kind, i was going after a laugh. If ice packs reduce your sex drive then i need a heat pack.
    Interesting as i thought most had reduced sex drive.

    cheers!!!

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