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Procerin and loss of libido - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   DR
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   i have been taking precerin for 4 mths and my libido has totally been shot down...
User :   sorry procerin, i think i have not reacted to saw palmetto
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How long have u been on this treatment ?
Doctor :   ok for 4 months
User :   4 mths ....but stopped in november 2010 , started procerin in june 2010....before taking it had never had any problems
Doctor :   and how is the treatment helped in your hair issues ?
User :   unfortunately no, did not notice any regroth, nearly 2 mths have gone , noticed no improvement
Doctor :   and how long have you noticed the drop in your libido ?
User :   have taken avena sativa, for 1 mth and horney goat weed 1 mth , no change
User :   noticed it aroud the same time of starting procerin, but was not troubled- thought this sometimes happens
User :   stopped procerin nearly 2 mths ago, but no change in libido
Doctor :   There isn't enough information on horny goat weed to safely recommend it for erectile dysfunction or libido issues
Doctor :   i would recommend to stop all herbal medications that you are taking
User :   ok, have 1 mth supply of avena sativa....shall i stop that as well
Doctor :   and since you have already stoped procerin, your libido should be normalised by now
User :   no it has not
Doctor :   yes , u need to stop it too
Doctor :   can you explain me your symptoms of libido loss in detail ?
Doctor :   are u having loss of erections or weaker erections ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   Cannot maintain erections, they are very week, cannot have sex, masturbation is real difficult now- let alone sex
Doctor :   how about your interest in having sex?
Doctor :   do u ant to have sex? but find it difficult to do so ?
User :   defintely that has been june this before procerin , i was so different lol
Doctor :   **want ?
User :   i want to have sex...mentally but it is very difficult
Doctor :   have you ever used medications like viagra before ?
User :   yeah, i did ...last mth
User :   did not help much
Doctor :   libido, is the loss of interest in sex completely, its a different issue, in case you want to have sex and find difficulty so
Doctor :   this is called erectile dysfunction
User :   i have lost interest in sex
Doctor :   Since even viagra is not helping you, you may be having a organic cause of ED
Doctor :   I WOULD recommend you to get some tests done, including doppler studies of the pelvic blood vessels, (done via ultrasound), nocturnal penile tumescence test,
Doctor :   and a few blood tests including S testosterone, FSH, LH, estrogen
User :   ok
User :   do you think this iis from saw p? too muych of a coincidence....on the net i have read som many accounts of saw p causing problems
Doctor :   most herbal medications can have diferent effects in most individuals
Doctor :   but since your problem is long standing , saw palmetto would not be the only reason here
Doctor :   is stopping it for a few weeks can reverse the condition, then it may be the culprit
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   yeah
User :   yep
User :   yeah
Doctor :   ok
User :   just too much of a coincidence that libido shot down the moment i start saw p
Doctor :   Saw P is considered to be affecting sexual hormones too
Doctor :   so concurrent use of both saw P and procerin for your hair issues could have caused the current issues with libido and ED
Doctor :   may i know are u still taking Saw p ?
User :   no , only used Procerin , not saw on its own
Doctor :   OK
User :   yeah, i am using revivogen as a topical solution on scalp
User :   it has sap,
Doctor :   Ok
User :   shall i stop that ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok, i realy do not want to go to dr for obvious reasons!
Doctor :   have you taken all these medications with consultation with your doctor
Doctor :   i understand your inhibition to see a doctor
User :   no , these were over the counter
Doctor :   but taking these OTC medications without supervision may have side effects
Doctor :   did u at least reseach about these medications before taking them ?
User :   first time this has happened...
User :   yeah i did , i chose procerin and not propecia to avoid this...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   37
Doctor :   and do u have any medical disorders ?
User :   none
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have any family history of baldness ?
User :   yeah, dad
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   medications like DHT inhibitors have a lot of side effects in many individuals
Doctor :   DHT inhibtors are present in medications like procerin too
User :   yeah, i have realized- cannot beieve how easy it is to get saw p has really messed me up
Doctor :   currently , you can be helped by getting the above tests suggested by me ,
Doctor :   these tests will help to know what the exact cause is
User :   thanks, is it recoverable?
Doctor :   yes absolutely
Doctor :   just get the tests done
Doctor :   if the issue is due to low testosterone levels
User :   thanks
Doctor :   then u may need testosterone patches
Doctor :   this may helpto solve all your issues
User :   what permanently?
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can stop them when u become normal
User :   ok
Doctor :   and all ur symptoms completely reduce
User :   can i research on net and try to resolve by myself?
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
Doctor :   please dont do that and get into more problems
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   u r welcome
User :   will follow up advice then
Doctor :   ok
User :   takecare
Doctor :   BYE for now
Doctor :   and hope all your issues will resovlve soon
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