Boopieup wrote: Sometimes it’s worse than others.
This is a female problem and I don’t know if it is related to MS or not. I do get a huge endorphine kick when the big O happens, and it happens multiple times thanks to my husband’s help. I do take LDN 3 mg nightly. I don’t know if my body is getting addicted to the endorphine rush because it makes me feel so much better or what.
Hi Boopieup. Good ol' LDN...been there, done that.
that's part of it anyway. I always want to suggest LDN as a mild, safe option for those with sexual problems, but in the past, the LDN skeptics tended to hoot the idea off other forums I've posted in...like LDN is some sort of aphrodesiac, psychedelic high. It's really not.
I found the good effects from LDN very subtle, though -- so subtle that they might go unnoticed by those taking other heavy, powerful meds. In fact, I was taking a BP med then that noted low libido and fatigue as side effects. During my One Year Experiment on LDN (with daily charts), I found not so much an increased craving for it, but only that the big O came easier, quicker, and with more intensity. I didn't find it quite as overwhelming as you do, so my BP med may have balanced it out. Since I took my job as an investigative pseudo scientist seriously, however, I did regular experimentation along those lines, gamely thinking, "Let's see if I can make it happen even when I'm feeling this crappy!... Yep, I sure can."
I'm no longer on LDN, and still have no problems in that area. And I consider it a basic part of my overall health and good humor.
But, like you, I sometimes wonder whether MS has played any part in my increased sensitivity and thorough enjoyment of it. You know, maybe something about the rush being able to elevate the spirit in spite of the body's limitations. And I love to smile. Dunno.
But then, I've also lived with MS for 30 + years, treating it pretty much the opposite of the accepted wisdom.
Sorry I have no specific suggestions, but the showerhead idea is good. Just look for one with an adjustable stream... Hope you find the perfect tools.