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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Is It Depression Or A Medical Problem

Question: Hi, I am under a lot of pressure with being almost 21 with a wife and a 1 year old. I work 7-3 Monday through Friday and I'm in the army national guard. My wife's trying to find a job but its just not seeming to happen for her. I have lost my sex drive and it hurts my wife more than anything. what do I do?

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Laura NP


Eleventh Hour LLC said...

Dear Josh,
It would seem that the loss of your sex drive might be related to the increase in your stress levels. But sometimes what looks like the obvious connection, may be just a coincidence. It may be that there is an underlying medical reason for your current issue. I would urge you to have a full physical exam, including blood work. It could also be a sign of depression. We all have different ways of coping with stress. Sometimes when our stress levels become over our tolerance limit, we develop physical symptoms. I would recommend therapy to help you cope with your stress. It may be that medication may help as well. What might help for right now, is to look at your wife and baby, and to feel the love you all have for each other. To stop and take a deep breath and enjoy the moments right in front of you, in the here and now. Rejoice when your baby smiles and laughs, look at your wife and remember the joy of your wedding day. Fill your thoughts with positive words. Some people believe that if you think it, say it, and believe it, then it will be. Good luck and let us know how things go for you.