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    Unhappy PD and sex

    I've been on home PD for 2 and 1/2 years. Everything was good at first but the one thing that my husband and I have found that our sex life has declined ALOT! I just don't have the sex drive I used to have (I'm only 37) and I was wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions.

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    Your not the only one. I am male and have been on dilaysis for 7 years, 3 of that doing home hemo and dialysis does do something to the labido. I know for a male there are options that we have and i think there are some for woman also. Just ask you Dr and he/she will tell you your options.

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    I have been doing pd for 12 years now (32 yrs old currently)and I know that my labido basically doesn't exist. My husband tries to except it, he does well. We have decided that he doesn't like being turned down, or not tonight thing over and over. So once to twice a week (depending how I'm feeling ) I approach him so even though I might not completely be in to it, him thinking I want him,increases his excitement. Which in tune increases mine. I have ask countless Dr's, for women there are really No cures. All viagra does is increases blood flow, doesn't help in the I want it department. I hope this makes sense, or even better helps. Good luck.

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    yeah, sex can be hard for kidney patients

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    there are several hormonal kinda additions women can use, or try. Unless it's a truly physical roadblock?

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    PD hasn't had any affect on my sex life whatsoever. None before. None after.

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    I just started home PD. I have some problems with erectile dysfunction and take a pill (Cialis) which always worked well. The first time my wife and I had sex after being on PD, and taking Cialis, I couldn't maintain an erection. Anyone else have this problem? I'm concerned that PD may be interfering with our sex life.

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    I've been doing HHD for about 18 months, and my desire at age 59 has not diminished nor has my capacity or capability. My problem is that my care partner/spouse (of 36 years, 2 years my junior), has been unable to enjoy "painless" intercourse for about 4 years. She had a hysterectomy in 2004, and with the loss of hormones associated the hysterectomy along with menopause, her "working parts" have become quite fragile and easily damaged. She has dreaded the thought of intercourse for several years now, and with that dread comes complete abstinence.

    I've acuallly gotten quite accustomed and amenable to the situation after decades of fabulous married sex. It has been easier to accept especially now that we have to devote 20 hours per week to my 5X weekly HHD treatments. The weekly HHD regimen however, does not drain us of energy, and we are more physically active than ever before thanks to embracing a regimen of year round exercise starting in 2009 as part of my employer's wellness initiative, which is driven by a financial reward system.

    The exercise and diet changes that preceded the wellness program by several years, have permitted my wife to loose upwards of 80 lbs she had gained and carried for most of her child bearing years and beyond. We walk everywhere we can, and she rides a bicycle to her part time job 1 mile from home. You could say that we've been able to sucessfully replace sexual activity with other physical activity - walking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, home and property maintenance, to name a few.

    Interestingly enough, my spouse has now come to miss the thrill of our past great sex, and is now seeking the help of her gynecologist. She has previously resisted hormone replacement therapy because of side effect concerns, but has been using a prescribed cream that is supposed to literally "thicken and toughen" the skin. She just recently discovered that the cream had actually been doing quite the opposite - thinning the skin and thus, making it more suceptible to the tearing and other abrasive damage that would result during both mild and vigorous intercourse. If her gynecologist is able to produce a solution to address the thin and easily damaged tissue, e.g. take the pain away, we'll be able to add sex back into our already very active lives.

    As we both approach retirement age, and with it the prospects of even more leisure time, the future of renewed sexual activity holds quite an appeal.
    Last edited by stumpr54; 12-27-2013 at 02:00 PM.

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