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Hi, My name is Shane. Me and my fiancee's relationship has been in a strained situation for a few weeks due to a change in medicines for her CRPS(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, most Dr's around here never heard of it). She is afraid to try any supplements to boost her libido due to being on Cymbalta and Gabapentin(Nuerontin) and as they are her primary relief she's really afraid of anything negating their effects, but, we both agree something has to give with the issue of libido. Is there anything that can boost her libido with out affecting her meds or is there just certain ingredients to watch for?

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Dear Shane,

  There are natural ways to increase libido in women.  Certain foods, such as pumpkin seeds or watermelon, are known to increase libido.  Here is a website with a list of foods that increase libido:  There are other websites on the Internet with similar information about food, including ones that can kill arousal.  Massages and water-based lubricants help, as well as inhaling certain scents, such as musk, cinnamon, and lavender.  Getting a good night's sleep and exercising also help.  




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Being a pharmacist, I can answer questions on medications. This includes how drugs work in the body, drug interactions, drug side effects, warnings and precautions to take when using certain medications, dosage forms and strengths, management of overdosing, storage of medications, drug administration, contraindications, and drug indications. I am able to guide them on lab work that needs to be drawn and monitored while on certain medications. I am able to help patients save money when purchasing medications by directing them to cost-effective therapies. I am able to answer questions on federal laws governing pharmacy practice in the United States. I am unable to answer questions legally as if I am diagnosing the patient's disease or illness. For example, if a patient stated he had upper flank pain, I am unable to say he definitely has a urinary tract infection. However, I am able to direct the patient to the correct next step, which is to call his physician with such a side effect.


I have been a licensed pharmacist since 2007, holding licenses in CT and MA. I have a PHARM.D from an accelerated pharmacy school program. Currently, I work at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford, CT as a pharmacist. I am a well-rounded pharmacist, with experience in long-term care, IV home infusion, retail, hospital, and hospice. I serve as the pharmacy unit coordinator for Mass Dispensing Area #31 in CT, where I am called upon as a volunteer pharmacist in case of public emergencies, such as anthrax threats. I helped run the swine flu vaccine clinic in 2009. I am on the Editorial Advisory Board for Pharmacy Today, a publication of the American Pharmacists Association. My position on the board runs for three years. Every month I make suggestions and offer ideas that would help improve the magazine. I have undergone extra training to administer vaccines to patients, which is training that only a certain percentage of registered pharmacists in the country have.

American Pharmacists Association 2007

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA- PHARM.D 2007 University of California, Irvine- BA psychology 2001 cum laude

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