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Praying and hoping for continued steps forward!
God can change what people do, behavioral patterns that have been in play for decades. He can change what we do to cope, to find comfort, to survive conflict, to count. Rahab had done a same old thing for years... and then she did something new.
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Yesterday we finally got the ball rolling with getting my dear wife hormone therapy. We called a bioidentical hormone doctor... they are sending us lab slips and we just put a deposit down! Next step is going to Quest lab to get her hormones checks! Feels so good to actually be getting somewhere!! I also read this story on Reddit, which gave me hope, exactly the kind of success story I was hoping to find:

"S. quit having her period at 38 years old and began HRT at 62 years old. The Bio Te is what we are both on. I get pellets every 6 months and she gets hers every 3 months. We have told several friends about it and those that began report somewhat similar results.

The first Treatment is astounding. S. wanted sex 3 or 4 times a day. After that it backs down and once a day is typical for us. The remarkable thing is the intensity of the sex. It’s hard to describe but it’s an amazing thing to experience."
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Great news! Praying for your own success story!
God can change what people do, behavioral patterns that have been in play for decades. He can change what we do to cope, to find comfort, to survive conflict, to count. Rahab had done a same old thing for years... and then she did something new.
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Inter-vaginal estrogen helped my PM wife a lot in many ways. She’s never suffered from vaginismus (she didn’t even know what it was till a few days ago while listening to a podcast with me where it was mentioned - she was amazed), but she has suffered from dryness and some pain. It fixed all of that so far. The biggest hurdle seems to be mental, which is also tightly bound to hormones. She has been very intentional and has made great strides. I’d say our se life is approaching the best it’s ever been. A lot of that result has to do with my own efforts of better attitudes.
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LBD wrote:The biggest hurdle seems to be mental, which is also tightly bound to hormones



A lot of that result has to do with my own efforts of better attitudes.
These two lines stuck out, LBD.
Interested in your thoughts on a rewording for me...(during many years my wife had low libido, that's not me, I'm not a sexual person, vaginismus...name the ailments. PM, they are nearly all gone, no meds.)

"The biggest hurdle was mental, which has always been tightly bound to my actions."

I am curios to what efforts and attitudes changed from your end?

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2pak wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:04 am (during many years my wife had low libido, that's not me, I'm not a sexual person, vaginismus...name the ailments. PM, they are nearly all gone, no meds.)
This is highly encouraging for a woman who has to be on the brink of walking into this unknown territory!
God can change what people do, behavioral patterns that have been in play for decades. He can change what we do to cope, to find comfort, to survive conflict, to count. Rahab had done a same old thing for years... and then she did something new.
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2pak wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:04 am
LBD wrote:The biggest hurdle seems to be mental, which is also tightly bound to hormones



A lot of that result has to do with my own efforts of better attitudes.
These two lines stuck out, LBD.
Interested in your thoughts on a rewording for me...(during many years my wife had low libido, that's not me, I'm not a sexual person, vaginismus...name the ailments. PM, they are nearly all gone, no meds.)

"The biggest hurdle was mental, which has always been tightly bound to my actions."

I am curios to what efforts and attitudes changed from your end?

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I have read that estrogen/progesterone mixture does different things to different women. My DW didn't struggle much with PMS but she was a “treat”(sarcasm) to be around during her period. Once that was over, her general demeanor stabilized for the most part. Her libido generally waned as she got older and the effect that had on sex was wearing on me…I didn’t always handle it well…. Once I gained better control of myself, quit P/A behavior, things improved- at least sometimes. Now I have made more changes -no Mr. Nice Guy kind of changes- and she has responded with efforts of her own. Nothing is perfect, but it’s lots better most of the time. I have also gotten better at accepting the way things are and learning to be content. Being content does not mean never trying for improvement, but it does mean not being a turd when things don’t go right.
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