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Flibanserin for low libido anyone?

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songbird68
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Re: Flibanserin for low libido anyone?

Thanks Cherry, that is interesting.
Has anyone mentioned this drug to their GP?
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CherryH
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Re: Flibanserin for low libido anyone?

Whoops, seems the original link I included isn't complete....but the one below should work! love Cherry

 

http://community.breastcancer.org/blog/stay-hopeful-flibanserin-may-finally-be-approved-for-help-wit...

 

 

CherryH
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Flibanserin for low libido anyone?

Hi Everyone - anyone heard of this? Flibanserin is supposed to be the new female viagra. I'm three years post surgery and radiotherapy and three years down the line with anastrozole .... and I have no libido. My erogenous zones are about as receptive as my big toe. I've been googling flibanserin and it seems it's ok for breast cancer patients: This is a link to Breastcancer.org :-  

http://community.breastcancer.org/blog/stay-hopeful-flibanserin-may-finally-be-approved-for-help-wit...

And here's a clip from their website:

 

Flibanserin is a non-hormonal medication that is completely unrelated to testosterone or estrogen. Flibanserin works centrally in the brain to adjust a variety of neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit signals in between the nerve cells of the brain) that are believed to regulate sexual desire. Specifically, Flibanserin increases the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine and decreases serotonin, which results in an increase in sexual interest.Flibanserin is similar to antidepressant medications, which are safe for most women with a history of breast cancer. Additionally, flibanserin was studied in 11,000 women, but not specifically studied in a breast cancer population. You should always consult your healthcare provider before taking any medications and ensure that the medication is right for your individual situation and diagnosis...

 

I know it's not the be all and end all, and  for myself, I'm primarily thrilled to be alive and feel well, I'm so happy to have a great husband, and anyway, after 44 years of marriage it's not urgent, but sometimes, I just wish my 'big toe' could respond and enjoy it a bit more! For any of you much younger than me, it must be a lot worse. Anyone feel the same as me? Or anyone on flibanserin?

 

love Cherry x

 

The above is from the American site but I think it's available here, too.