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i'm trying to find out if there is a neurological component in this problem I have. I do not feel my orgasms. The term is sometimes called ejaculatory anhedonia.
i have hypopituitarism which is being treated with growth hormone and testosterone replacement. All other hormones have been normal . prolactin normal.
losing the sensation of orgasm happened at the same time as my pituitary symptoms.
i'm wondering if the tumor on the pit could be getting in the way of any hormones or neurotransmitters that are involved in the feeling of orgasm.
Do you still ejaculate?
If so are you aware that this is happening and if so how?
How is your mood and general feeling of well-being?
Are you on any other meds (other than test / gh)?
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Hey, this is somewhat happening to me as well! In my case, I CAN feel a sense of pleasure, but it's only for a short bit--it drops out often (replaced by unpleasurable 'stress'-feeling innervation) during orgasm, which completely dulls all "positive pleasurable sensation", even when I orgasm. I'm keeping my fingers crossed... sorry for all the quotes. Just bumping the topic, really.
(I'm not on any meds, just supplements; serotonin dulls this further, but in a funny way, not in the same way--and "dopamine" increase from, say, green tea+tyrosine fixes it, but only for a short while, until the pleasure is turned into 'stress chemicals' again.) >_>
my well being is fine....i was looking into oyxitocin and how it travels through the hypothalumus and pituitary and how oxytocin affects well being and closeness with others and all and i don't really think i have lost any affects of that. I mean..i have a stable relationship with my girlfriend and i do feel lots of love towards family and friends. The only thing sexual wise with my girlfriend is i don't feel the orgasms and she knows about it.
my medications are GH , Test and Drisdol for Vit D deficiency.
i had symptoms of RLS...and i had a sleep study and the study recorded 200 fasciculations...and thank god no sleep apnea. I was on requip for about 2 months..it stopped the movements at night but i have been off it for awhile now. I don't know what role the spasms and leg movements have in all of this..could be stress or could be RLS.
looking over my endocrine lab results i have had high 17-hydroxycortiicosteoids urine tests - this can be two things - indications of cushings syndrome which i likely do not have(although my endocrinologist wants to test again in 3 mos for cyclical cushings) or severe stress. I do not consider myself severally stressed but i do have moments of stress and undoubtedly not being able to feel ones orgasms will bring on some stress. That lab result i think cannot rule out stress but it cannot also point to a chronic condition. Stress may contribute to something acute but there is no evidence that it can lead to a chronic condition like this.
[ --more NON-EXPERT response... just adding, hopefully-- ]
Strange, I had low Vitamin D when I was tested a year ago, as well (was the only thing "off" on my tests). I'd been supplementing it ever since, but haven't had a second check-up to be sure... Now, of course Vitamin D relates to a TON of things, so just doing what I'm doing isn't necessarily a good idea (monitoring it as well is key!).
You looked into Oxytocin, too, I see Essentially, nothing but a trip to the doc for an Oxytocin dose would easily show you the effects of that hormone on sexual arousal (might have to be injection though >_>) .. who really knows, otherwise? All we've got available to us are studies and a buncha internet text that 'talks' about it... which obviously don't really say much for what it'll do in YOUR specific case. Such a thing isn't an uncommon procedure, though (wish I had insurance -_-), and side effects are few to none.
But, in any case.
As far as your last paragraph, I'm in no position to say or assume what you may have or may not have.
BUT-- never forget that anyone with impaired parasympathetic drive will show results akin to "chronic stress" because the sympathetic system overcompensates (and uses those non-pleasurable stress hormones to signal, impeding erection, though being necessary for orgasm--but not for the sensations during orgasm).
Best of luck...
when i saw a urologist and brought of oxytocin he had never heard of oxytocin being available as treatment
as for the urinealysis that could be chronic stress....could you explain what you said here "the impaired parasympathetic drive will show results akin to "chronic stress" because the sympathetic system overcompensates (and uses those non-pleasurable stress hormones to signal, impeding erection, though being necessary for orgasm--but not for the sensations during orgasm)."
what do you mean exactly?
I too have lost my feeling of orgasm since somewhere back in Feb of this year. I have checked to see if the meds I am on for COPD and blood pressure have caused this, but they have not -as I stopped taking all meds for 3 weeksto see if it made a difference.
As I have Copd and found out in Feb. this year, I cut my smoking from 30+ cigarettes a day down to below 5. And now I am trying to cut them out altogether. I wondered if, after being on high nicotine dose for 45 years (I am 59 now) that no longer taking high doses has affected my feeling of orgasm. I can se eand feel liquid coming out, but there is a complete absence of the sexual high and the post-orgasm tranquilising effect, which wre both very strong for me all my life.
I do suffer from clinical depression but I have not been 'ill' for many years now.
I have been to the doc's about it and he just ignored it. I don't know really how to press him into referring me to a specialist or something. My partner knows and she is excellent about this but what a loss of one of the few pleasures in life which seemed beneficial and free.
I am a male.
Can anyone help?
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