I was beside myself. I had gotten married 6 months ago and I just seemed to have no sex drive. Honestly, I didn’t have too much before we got married but it seemed like it got worse when I thought it would get better. My husband was patient, but confused and a little bit hurt.
Someone who moved to my area in Milwaukee had told me she had been a patient of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality, but I lived halfway across the county so that did not feel like a practical option. One day I looked up the Center, (mostly for curiosity) and I realized that they had an out of town consultation option. That sounded like a great idea to me. I scheduled the appointment, filled out all the paperwork and faxed it in to the Center.
The phone appointment was great. I spoke with Dr. Marcus who asked me a lot of questions. Some that I wasn’t even expecting. She asked a lot about my general history, past sexual experiences, my current relationship and what medications I was currently using.
She then explained to me what the Center would be checking for if I had come to see them and gave me specific suggestions about how my gynecologist could consider treating me.
A week later I had a 2 page letter in the mail with specific recommendations for a local doctor to use: blood tests to look at, medications to consider if appropriate, some books or DVD’s that could prove helpful.
Luckily I have a really great OB who was truly interested in helping me. She took the letter, actually called the center to ask a bunch of questions and started treating me.
I really am doing much better now. I can’t say my sex drive is exactly where I want it to be yet, but it’s definitely moving in the right direction.
24 Years Old