shihtzulover (shihtzulover) wrote in vaginapagina,

Horny Goat Weed and Maca Root - Questions

Hi Everyone,

For those of you who don't have time to read my long, drawn-out explanation, I would like to begin taking a supplement that contains both horny goat weed and maca root, and I basically have two questions: 

1. I have heard that maca root can increase fertility, and that you should therefore be careful if you're trying to avoid pregnancy.  I have a copper IUD, so would this be a concern for me?  Would it be possible that it would make me more likely to unintentionally conceive?
2. Will either of these show up in a drug test?  My employer performs random drug screenings, and since I work at a hospital, some of my coworkers are the ones who administer the test and see the results.  There is a form that you fill out in the beginning to explain the medications that you are on and the reasoning, and I'm not sure if I would have to list these, or if I could say I'm taking them for a different reason, etc.

The background:

I'm 26 years old and got married two months ago.  I have been with my husband for three years, and I love him more than anything, but I have pretty much zero sex drive.  I do get very in the mood when I ovulate, but that only lasts for about 2 days, and then it's nothing all over again. 

I had a very high sex drive in high school, but then I got on birth control pills and it went away almost right away.  I got off them almost a year ago (I was on them continuously up until that point), but it didn't help much.  My sex drive problem was an issue in past relationships, and I know that it makes my husband feel dejected and unloved.  I try to get in the mood, but I just can't.  When we make out (except during that one time of the month), I just feel bored and like someone is rubbing my arm or something. 

Sometimes it even gets annoying, because I'm just not into it.  I am not able to self-lubricate during these times, and sex is often uncomfortable, probably because I'm not properly aroused.  Even if my husband makes me have an orgasm before, I'm not really that into it and don't feel much until soon before I climax, and then I have the same issues.  He often offers just to focus on me, but I don't even feel the desire to have him do anything for me, since my sex drive just isn't there.

I'm pretty desperate at this point.  I love feeling very sexual and I love being intimate with my husband, but I only feel that way around ovulation.  No matter how hard I try, I can't get to that point (or even close) any other time of the month.  On top of that, I just started taking Prozac (I used to be on antidepressants and tried to get off them for a couple of years, but my anxiety became worse), and I think that it's making my problem even worse.  I remember still having a very high sex drive while on an SSRI in high school, but now that I have the lack of sex drive, the problem seems exacerbated by the medication.

Thank you all for your insight and advice!
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