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Would low testosterone symptons allow some sex drive?

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would low testosterone symptons allow some sex drive? following a bout of Menangitis I had a weak immune system, no strength, and no stamina. however I was still able to have sex 3 times per weak with good libido.
JA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this? In general, how would you describe your overall health?
Customer: Yes. have been diagnosted with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia however wonder if it wasn't low testosterone.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Was bed ridden and continuously sick with chronic pneumonia, muscle pain, insomnia, flu,etc.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  drcaplan replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  drcaplan replied 1 month ago.

Sex drive is controlled only in part by testosterone. Your mind has equal, if not greater power on your sex drive than the chemistry of your body. I'm so sorry to hear about your battle with meningitis.

Expert:  drcaplan replied 1 month ago.

what seems to be the most challenging problem? You have interest in sexual activity, but no drive?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no energy and no stamina and lack of mental sharpenness
Expert:  drcaplan replied 1 month ago.

I see. I'm so sorry. that must be such a challenge for you.

Expert:  drcaplan replied 1 month ago.

Is there a reason you have chosen not to be evaluated in person for this? Recommendations for this subject depend on a lot more information, including an in-person physical exam. I wouldn't want to falsely reassure you, or inappropriately worry you with information I really can't judge accurately in an online format like this.

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