03-28-05, 02:31 AM
These ladies clearly need some input from males who know, or have had their testosterone levels checked, or who know that they have a normal sexual life and are happy to be consistantly intimate.
It is my opinion that as there is no scientific data to suggest low testosterone levels in ADHD males, that the theory is wrong.
Thank you to anyone who assists in this matter. I think it a grave mistake to label ADHD males as per testosterone level alone.
Happy Easter to all :)
03-28-05, 01:13 PM
Hi to all,
I posted the org. thread Viktoria references above so I just wanted to clarify a couple of things 'cause it seems my intentions could be misread.
I'm not trying to blame ADD for this issue. Nor am I trying to make a judgment or apply my circumstance to all ADD men (or women either, for that matter.)
I'm the wife of an ADD male with a low sex drive. This has been a problem for him with previous girlfriends and with or w/out ADD meds. He is on anti-depressants as well.
I'd read enough to make me think that other wives/SOs were in similar situations so I wondered if there could be a link between low testosterone and ADD.
Could be completely wrong but you never know until you ask, right?
I haven't found any studies on it and Viktoria hasn't either--see the thread for more on that. But maybe some of you guys had a full workup and had your testosterone checked?
Again, I am not trying to blame, offend, judge, or anything of that nature. Merely looking to understand, gain some peace of mind, and possibly help others out there whose situation isn't as far gone as mine is.
I'd also like to state that in my opinion, there is absolutely no shame in having a low sex drive due to low testosterone. Just as there's no shame in having to take meds for diabetes, or for women to have to take estrogen, or for taking meds for ADD. There's a chemical imbalance beyond one's control so why is it bad to correct that?
I'm not trying to compare any condition to ADD---just saying that this sexual issue is touchy and I want to be very clear that there is no blame, no shame. : )
I'm not looking to blame or label anyone or anything--not my nature to do so. I'm more of a "here's a problem. Let's get to the bottom of it and solve it," kind of gal. Not really one to point fingers to either assign or absolve any responsibility.
Okay, I hope everyone who replies will read the whole thread to understand where I'm coming from.
And thanks in advance for the replies, gentlemen. Much appreciated. : )
Have a great day!