A study by the Department of Physical Therapy, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University in Israel found that there is a definite association betweeen sexual dysfunction and Fibromyalgia in female patients.
The major findings that resulted from this study found that female Fibromyalgia patients have:
- decreased sexual desire and arousal.
- decreased experience of orgasm.
- increased pain with sexual intercourse.
The study also found that Fibromyalgia, sexual dysfunction and depression may be interrelated “with the depressive mood responsible for desire and arousal problems.” It also suggests that the pain associated with sexual intercourse is due to lower than normal sensory input in FM.
Further studies are needed to evaulate the FM and sexual dysfunction in women further.
Having a chronic illness on its own can cause a women to lose her sexual drive and if you are losing all desire to have sex with your spouse, you should talk with your doctor. Communicate your feelings with your spouse also so the lack of sexual desire isn’t taken personally.