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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone here had any experience with B12 injections helping to improve sex drive? My wife has had zero sex drive for the last five months and was recently diagnosed with a B12 deficiency. Just wondering if I should be expecting this to be the cure.

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Are you meeting all her Emotional Needs? What Love Busters are you doing that make her unhappy? How often do you go on dates? If you're hoping for a miracle, make sure you've done the background work first.

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Anyone here had any experience with B12 injections helping to improve sex drive? My wife has had zero sex drive for the last five months and was recently diagnosed with a B12 deficiency. Just wondering if I should be expecting this to be the cure.
OMG, if only it were that easy!

Perhaps it might help, but odds are it will most definitely have zero impact other than a temporary placebo effect. Think of it as a multiplication problem. What can you multiply with zero to finally get yourself away from the number zero? First step is to reverse the equation and divide by zero! What, how do you do that?

...it works like this, "OK I'm aroused and I am going to assume that nothing will work for my wife. How many times a day can I not get my wife aroused? BOOM! Now you can brag about how talented you are at not getting your wife aroused, hopefully the two of you can have a good laugh at that, and that moment right THEN is the spark of creation created my a mathematical impossibility. Right at that moment you grab your wife and kiss her with a huge smile!

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I use B12 sublingual for energy. I recently learned that vegetarians usually need more B12. All of the natural sources are animal based. Looking over the post 2 years ago (4/15) I'm not sure why we are offering general relationship advice here. In fact now that the kid has started kindergarten things should be loosening up at home. I'm not sure of any link between low libido and vitamin B12 deficency.
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I've never heard of B12 improving libido. I can't say one way or the other. I will say that I drink a 5-Hour Energy every day. It keeps me from getting sleepy. It doesn't have any effect on my libido, though, in my opinion. I've always been HD anyway.
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My wife has continually told me that I am not the cause of her issues. She said that the hottest guy could be in bed with her and she would still have no desire to have sex. She says not to take it personally, but that's easier said than done. For the last five months, sex has been non-existent. Before that, it has been dwindling from a few times per month, to once a month, to once every couple months. She is on anti-depressants and birth control as well, both of which I am aware can cause low sex drive. But she has been on those as long as I have known her, so thought that low B12 might be the problem. Googling B12, there are articles that indicate that it will boost your sex drive, so was wondering if there is anyone out there that has found this to be a cure.

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Yea, almost dead on..D!ck.

Be the twelve things that she needs.

1) A listener.
2) A listener, not a parrot who hears but does not [care to] comprehend.
3) A fixer. No, do not try to fix her! Fix stuff around the cave.
4) A hugger, when no hug is expected and the hug is not a lead up to sex.
5) A looker. No, not being good looking, a look-her in the eye when she talks. Not looking every which way but at her face.
6) A romantic. Some like this a lot. All like it some.
7) A talker. talk about what interests her. Talk about YOUR feelings. Careful, they cannot handle the truth!
9) An eater. take her to nice restaurants regularly.
10) A traveler. take her on weekend getaways and yearly to cool places. Let her decide every other year.
11) A lover. Take her to bed and do an excellent job on her mind and on her soft places.
12) A man of action. No passive co-dependents wanted. You do no need to be controlling, but you must lead on some fronts.

Yes, get the shots. B vitamins increase energy, skin health. B-complex tablets are good.

Get her on a weekly Vitamin D supplement. Then take her outside to some secluded area and expose her soft skin to sunlight. Go and ahead and peek. Hydrate her, rub some sun block lotion on her. Enough...I am getting restless.

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Get her depression under control. Those G'd Damn meds take the fight and flutch out of so many good men and women.

She needs Uppers not Downers. I am not a doctor. This is a pet peeve of mine.

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Do a google search on "libido B12". A lot of links come up discussing B12's affect on libdo.

Here is just one link.

Vitamin B12 and your Sex Drive | Vitamin B12 Patch

I agree with the others about working on your relationship.

To add to @turnera's links, the books written by Dr. Harley could be a great help to both of you:

"Love Busters"
"His Needs, Her Needs"

But that said, it might also be wise to see if the B12 helps.
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Has your wife been diagnosed with depression? Is she on any meds for depression?
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Has your wife been diagnosed with depression? Is she on any meds for depression?
She has been diagnosed with general anxiety, but not depression. Tried numerous different meds, but have never found anything that is perfect. She had been trying new meds recently, but has now switched back to her old ones which is the best she has found. So could be the new meds rather than low B12 which is causing the zero sex drive. Argh! Too many variables!

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She has been diagnosed with general anxiety, but not depression. Tried numerous different meds, but have never found anything that is perfect. She had been trying new meds recently, but has now switched back to her old ones which is the best she has found. So could be the new meds rather than low B12 which is causing the zero sex drive. Argh! Too many variables!
Many anti-depressants and anti anxiety drugs cause low libido. What drug is she on if you don't mind sharing that?

Has she tried non-drug methods of controlling her anxiety?
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Many anti-depressants and anti anxiety drugs cause low libido. What drug is she on if you don't mind sharing that?

Has she tried non-drug methods of controlling her anxiety?
Cymbalta. It has been the only one that even works moderately well for her. She has tried counseling as well, but that has not helped.

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Introduce her to Marmite.

I have it on toast every morning. I eat a near vegetarian diet and B12 is not easy to get naturally. Marmite is an excellent source.

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Cobalamin? Really? I've never heard of a deficiency of vitamin B12 causing lack of sex drive...fatigue, yes, but not lack of sex drive.

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