Jane did it. She had finally decided to participate in a clinical research study. After years of struggling to maintain her relationship with her frustrated husband, Jane was willing to try a new medication to help her with her lack of sexual interest. This was only after becoming increasingly frustrated and attending a multitude of fifteen-minute meetings with physicians who failed to acknowledge that she had any issue at all. As a final attempt to get answers – and hopefully, a solution — she had turned to a research clinic.
A few years ago, Jane’s husband had commented to her that she seemed to have a lower libido than usual. He also noted that her libido seemed to have been decreasing more over time. Eventually, he had asked her to seek some medical help.
Seeing her gynecologist seemed like the best place to start. Was it a testosterone deficiency? Was it stress? Was it some other type of female dysfunction?
She had been uncomfortable when she talked about her low sex drive; even more uncomfortable was her gynecologist’s lack of acknowledgement that there might be a problem.
Initially, Jane had no answers. She had decided to seek help from a local medical research facility advertising the testing of a medication for women with low sexual desire. From the clinic doctor, Jane was able to learn that her condition was actually very common (~30 million people in the U.S.). Additionally, the questions and surveys that the medical practice used to probe possible underlying concerns helped her understand her symptoms and her own sexuality. Her doctor, having been experienced enough to understand Jane’s situation, diagnosed her with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), and deemed the HSDD research study appropriate for her to participate.
Ultimately, Jane was able to receive a professional evaluation and test medication for her condition. She had overcome her embarrassment, finding help for herself and improving her relationship at home. Not only did she help herself, but Jane also helped provide necessary data that eventually would help other women suffering from the same symptoms.
Do you have a friend who might be experiencing HSDD? If so, let her know that there IS help available. The Institute for Advanced Medical Research at Mercer University can conduct an initial assessment to determine if the symptoms are, in fact, HSDD. Additionally, she might qualify for participation in a trial of a new medication aimed at elimination of these symptoms.
Have her call us today to set up a no-obligation assessment: 770-817-9200, or have her make an initial, anonymous contact through the website: http://IAMResearch.org. Help may be right around the corner!