Get ready...I am going to talk about the elephant in the room. SEX. Wow, okay, it's out there. I feel better!!! Let's discuss because this is a huge issue affecting so many people.
With hypothyroidism one of the B.I.G side effects is no or low sex drive. How awful, right!?! When you're tired all the time its hard to even care about sex. With hypothyroidism having low sex drive is not a choice.
In my personal experience before treatment for hypothyroidism (and related hormone and adrenal issues) I had no sex drive AT ALL. I had no interest in sex. In fact, I didn't know what it meant to feel "horny". It was a feeling I never experienced until I was treated for hypothyroidism. Sex was something I do to keep my husband happy, but only a couple times a month. Tragic.
The really sad part was that I thought I was "normal" and my body was "fine". There were so many reasons to explain why I had no sex drive, such as being tired from work, being a woman, being a mother. All convenient explanations which masked the bigger issue of hypothyroidism (and kept me from enjoying one of life's greatests pleasures)
According to a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study reported on in February 1999, about 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men suffer sexual inadequacy for one reason or another. Think about this a moment... 43 percent is nearly half the population!
With low libido I often thought "who cares about sex, big deal" but that is the libido and hormones talking. Don't listen! A healthy sex drive is possible and it's amazing! All those years I was missing this incredible experience of enjoying sex.
The good news is low sex drive due to hypothyroidism can possibly be solved! Once I was treated for hypothyroidism, one of the awesome changes was having desire for sex. Lots of it! It was like waking up from a deep sleep into a state of bliss. Really. I had no idea the rest of the world enjoyed sex so much. Finally I understood what people were talking about. While I am sad to have lost so many years of potential sexual bliss and fun, I also am thankful to have solved this issue.
It's so important to note, our beautiful energy and magnetism comes from our femininity. Our sexual feminine energy. It's the joy of being a woman. It's essence of who we are! And it can be enjoyed in great abundance.