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How To Approach Your Doctor About Flibanserin (Female Viagra)

Discussion in 'Erectile Dysfunction Forum (Viagra/Cialis)' started by GailO, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. GailO

    GailO Member

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    As I get older I find my sex drive not being what it once was. I was always the sort of woman who felt confident and in touch with my own body. The past year has been a real slump, and I know that it is no ones fault but my own. Then again it is probably not healthy to assign blame like that. I never blamed my boyfriend for using Viagra. Now that there is a female Viagra, called Flibanserin, why should I blame myself for my change in sex drive.

    The only thing is that this is new territory. I really have no idea how to approach my doctor about getting a prescription. I know it is new on the market, and my doctor is always reluctant to prescribe new stuff. How would you ask your doctor for female Viagra?
     
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    MRSP Junior Researcher

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    Oh wow! I thought that Viagra was only for males. I never would have imagined that women would need it too. But anyway, I think you should approach your doctor the same way you would approach him when you have consultations with him. C'mon! He's is your doctor and as his patient, he is responsible for you when it comes to your medical needs. If ever he would be reluctant to prescribe you Flibanserin, perhaps he can recommend another doctor that would be more comfortable at giving you prescription and advice about Viagra for females.
     
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    You could always try making an appointment with your gynecologist instead of your family doctor. They might be be more up to date and well informed about this particular type of medication, which could be helpful since it's relatively new on the market. You could also ask to see a female physician, if you don't already. I find it can be easier to talk about this sort of thing with another woman.
     
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    sunshineysunshiney You know what? That is a brilliant idea. I would be far more comfortable asking my gynecologist about this than I would my family doctor. I think I will do that!
     
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    I second sunshineysunshiney with this one. Just make sure that you have a good ob-gyne. My previous ob-gyne is very strict, aloof and scary, lol. And as a result, I was quite hesitant to ask her about anything. I just changed my ob-gyne, she's much more comfortable to talk to and does not seem to lecture me as much.

    Anyway, I think the best approach is just to tell her about your issue with your sex drive. Maybe she can suggest some methods of increasing your sex drive that we don't know of yet. But if you are really sure about taking Flibanserin, you can also talk to her about that. I think most doctors are willing to prescribe prescription medicines as long as it's really necessary.

    Good luck and I hope your issues will be solved!:)