When I heard the announcement that the FDA has approved a drug that has been coined the ‘Female Viagra’, my ears perked up.
I found myself wondering what this drug could possibly be and what effect was it going to have on the many women who are already suffering from emotional and physical imbalances.
What I found was that Flibanserin is yet another antidepressant.
It was never intended to be considered a female Viagra and it bears no similarities to Viagra.
Viagra is used to open up the arteries to allow better blood flow and erection in the penis. It is a drug that helps the body mechanics work more efficiently, so to speak. For the man using Viagra, he already has the desire, yet needs help in the function area.
The fact that Flibanserin is an antidepressant tells us the belief is that women need to relax to get the urge or desire for sex.
Antidepressants seem to be a medical solution for many symptoms women experience today.
I would estimate that 90% of the women who come to see me are using or have used antidepressants in the past. The majority of these women are not thrilled about using these mind altering drugs for long term, as they understand they are a quick fix or bandage, they are not a cure.
Flibanserin can have serious side-effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, fatigue, insomnia and dry mouth, and should never be used when drinking alcohol.
I believe there is a time for drugs and there is a time when we need to step up and take charge of our own health, both mental and physical.
Antidepressants are not the conclusive answer to so many issues. I believe it is time to look further for the real answers.
Wake up ladies!
Start listening to your inner voice, your gut instinct, today.
Why are women experiencing so many undiagnosed problems such as low libido? Women are stressed and overwhelmed.
The women of today have taken on too many responsibilities, too many ‘hats’ and do not allow themselves time to process their own emotional burdens and baggage.
Many women take on the responsibility as a caretaker at an early age. Couple this sense of nurturing with our inability to resolve our own childhood hurts and limiting beliefs, many women begin to show signs of stress at a very young age.
Many teen girls experience anxiety, overwhelm and even depression.
Pressures are intense and all the emotional stress begins to affect them physically such as weight gain or loss, headaches, or stomach issues, to mention a few.
Some experience uncomfortable menstrual cycles and are put on birth-control as a coping strategy.
This is often the beginning of a series of symptoms as they enter into womanhood.
When these same young women continue to experience weight issues, PCOS, PMS, infertility, anxiety or depression and they are so often treated with antidepressants.
I believe if we could help these young women to release their emotional hurts and limiting beliefs, it would reduce their physical and emotional struggles later in life.
The root cause of many of the hormonal imbalances women experience today are found in early events and experiences that have no place in their life today.
When women do not take the time to resolve the root cause of their emotional stress, these issues lie dormant or hidden.
Women think they are ‘coping’, but in reality the emotional hurts show up as eating disorders, physical pain, relationship problems, and many hormonal imbalance symptoms such as low libido.
Is Flibanserin the cure for low libido in women?
I don’t think so, a woman’s sexuality is a complex issue and I truly believe women need to begin to care for themselves by letting go of old emotional hurts and learn how to use the mind/body approach to wellness.
Hormone balance is one of the key points to normalize libido for women and will be the best step you can take in creating a positive sexual experience.
What are your thoughts on this new drug being touted as Viagra for women?