Loss of Libido! Is it old age or is it Parkinson's?

I am 78 and for several years I have lost all interest in sex. I miss this part of my life! Should I do something about it, or should I leaave it where it is?

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  • That is an excellent question: Which came first the chicken or the egg. I too have lost all interest in sex and I also take medication for my prostate and one of the side effect is ED.

    I can't even get excited enough to masterbait. I'm only 67.

  • You gotta get a hold of yourself....

  • Hi Etterus

    As Larry33b says, I can't get excited about anything!

    John

  • Hello John,

    I know that you take nothing for your Parkinson's symptoms, but you may want to consider mucuna pruriens which is a herb used frequently in India for the treatment of PD. It has the welcome side effect of being an aphrodisiac. There is much written about it having this quality on the Internet. For those who want to take it as an aphrodisiac only, I think that it will be necessary to take it consistently and that merely popping a mucuna prurien capsule when you feel amorous will not work. Although I have never needed to consider Viagra, perhaps this may be a better option for some.

    Regards

    Norton

  • Hi Norton

    You give new meaning to being, "Full of beans". Thanks!

    John

  • I discovered that some PD meds reduce prolactin I think it is and cause erectile dysfunction. Discuss this with your Dr and see if you can get one of those tried and tested little blue pills to help out. I'm not sure if the libido suffers in the same way though.

  • Hi soup

    As I no longer take any Pd meds, it can't be caused by those. The little blue pills do absolutely nothing for me.

    John

  • did you hear about the blind streetwalker?

    you really have to hand it to her.

  • Hi MyownPOV

    Life can be very funny at times! It is, at these times, very amusing. I have to laugh at myself these days. What has taken up so much of my thinking in the past, is now not worth thinking about. Was I wasting my time, all those years?

    John

  • nothing is wasted . . . it's all part of life. live and learn :D

  • John,

    I can not accept that you were wasting your time thinking about things in the past, which are not now worth thinking about. Given your circumstances at those times how could you have thought differently? It is clear that you are a thinker, for if you were not, how could you have written a book on Parkinson's with well thought out suggestions to help us PwP's.

    I repeat my suggestion in another post to consider Mucuna Pruriens for a length of time to see the effect? Of course, it may interfere with the amount of time you spend on the road because you may well be spending time doing other activities!

    Regards

    Norton

  • Hi Norton

    You make this possibility sound so plausible. I would dearly love to go back a few years and enjoy life to the full again. But hey! WE can't live in a dream world. This is raelity! My question is a very serious one. Am I asking too much of my body? Is it perfectly normal for a man of 78 to not need sex in his life at my age?

    If it is, then I am wasting everybody's time.

    I am following up on the Mucuna Pruriens. Are you taking it?

    John

  • Hello John,

    I am serious too.

    I am 67yrs old, so I have no experience of what I would be like at 78. I obviously have read that Parkinson's can affect that part of our lives, but I am pleased to say that I still enjoy being able to function in that area.

    Yes, I do take Mucuna Pruriens 3x a day together with half a Sinemet tablet each dose for my parkinsons symptoms. Whether or not it is the Mucuna Pruriens that keeps my libido up I can not say for certain, but there are many references on the Internet to it having aphrodisiac qualities and if I could not perform as I do, I would certainly try it out for some time. Somèthing else to consider is the nutrient NADH, which every cell in our bodies needs. It can have the same effect if taken for several weeks.

    Regards

    Norton

  • Hi Norton

    Our age difference could be the telling factor, but hell! What have I got to lose?

    John

  • I take ATMAGUPTA CHURNA(Mucuna Pruriens ) and I m 56.EXperiencing neither positive or negetive effect on libido

  • Hello John,

    You or anybody else won't know until they try!

    Regards

    Norton

  • Count your blessings, all you PWP AND functioning libido! I was diagnosed with PD in 1999 and am now 69. my wife made the unilateral no more sex decision. so I have been celebate all these years in spite of my libido

  • Hi Paroo4

    Sex has a very important role to play in our daily lives. It is one of the needs in our lives that both parties share, together with eating. I hate eating alone and I would hate having sex on my own. If one partner, for whatever reason, does not need or want sex, then it robs the other partner of a very basic need. We all enjoy doing things together, it strengthens the bond between us.

    I would dearly love to share this need with my partner, whom I hope to marry in the very near future. She is a wonderful person, who understands my inability to satisfy that need of hers. She is a very unselfish and supportive person.

    I would assume that you are also unselfish and undersatnding of your wife's problems and I admire you for it.

    John

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