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Sheri, then years-old, had driven from her home in Winnipeg to Grand Forks, North Dakota for a weekend out with her girlfriends. It was there she met Brandon, a college student who was bartending part time, and the two hit it off. Fifteen years later, Sheri and Brandon are married with two young kids. Settled down in the suburbs of Lafayette, Louisiana, they present the picture of a strong, loving couple. Researchers believe 10 percent of women have this condition. In order for a woman to be diagnosed with HSDD, her lack of sexual desire must be causing her distress, or interpersonal difficulty.
Sheri Mike says her low desire has affected her relationship with her husband. And so we go through this cycle of guilt and rejection, frustration. Doctors must also be able to rule out any other factor that could be causing low sexual desire, such as a co-existing medical or psychiatric condition, problems in the relationship, or side effects from other medications or drugs.
Sheri tried a variety of different things to get her libido back, including vitamin supplements, hypnotherapy, counselling and testosterone. Nothing worked. The U. Food and Drug Administration approved flibanserin, known under its brand name as Addyi. Flibanserin is the first pharmacological drug ever approved to treat female sexual desire, though this milestone is not without controversy.
Flibanserin was originally deed to be an anti-depressant. Researchers believe flibanserin decreases serotonin levels in the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, which is thought to dampen sexual desire, while at the same time boosting dopamine and norepinephrine, the chemicals linked to increasing sexual excitement. Clinical trials for flibanserin showed that on average, women taking it experienced 0. Of the women taking flibanserin, one in 10 reported meaningful improvements in sexual desire. Jonathan Huber, an Ottawa gynaecologist. After the FDA requested more studies on the safety of the drug, flibanserin was approved on its third submission in August It was approved with aboxed warning highlighting the severe side effects, and physicians and pharmacists mustcomplete specific training before being able to prescribe and dispense it.
Valeant says it filed a new drug submission with Health Canada for flibanserin in November Health Canada has yet to approve the drug. Sheri Mike standing next to her husband Brandon tells W5 she has Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, which researchers say affects 10 per cent of women W5. Flibanserin has been sold in the U. When Sheri Mike met her husband more than a decade ago, her attraction to him was instant. Prior to being approved in August , flibanserin had been rejected twice by the FDA. Don't Miss false. Team Canada wins bronze in men's 4xm relay.
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