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Old 10-01-2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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Talking Husand doing well in recovery but no sex drive

My husband has been sober for nearly 3 months now, a huge step in both our lives because he has tried to quit many times before but this time is very different and things are going vert well and in the right direction. My question is, I have read that due to the years of alcohol abuse, his whole system has been messed up and it takes months or even years for it to get back to normal if it ever does. I am not complaining and am so very happy with the person he is now and where our life is going but he has very little to no sex drive right now. His doctor told him in time it will come back but I am just wondering from anyone out there who has been there, how long does it take and could it possibly be medication he is taking? Will his sex drive ever come back? I know it has only been 3 months but I am still sort of concerned. He also takes Lexapro now and his doctor told him it wasn't that. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Like I said, there is nothing in the world I would change about him and how well our marriage is right now and I will remain patient and by his side through this but these are things I am just sort of concerned with or maybe I shouldn't be.... thank you

 
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Old 10-01-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
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Re: Husand doing well in recovery but no sex drive

Hi Cookiem I am happy you're husband is doing so well. From everything I have heard or read lexapro can defiantely effect sex drive. Are you seeing a regular doctor or a pyscitriast? A pycsitriast would know more about these types of drugs. Carly

 
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Old 10-01-2004, 08:48 PM   #3
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Re: Husand doing well in recovery but no sex drive

Lexapro makes it very difficult to ejaculate for most men that take any SSRI med.There is Wellbutrin that doesn't have the same sexual side effects but its not the same class of meds that Lexapro is.Good Luck and be patient.
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Old 10-02-2004, 09:26 AM   #4
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Re: Husand doing well in recovery but no sex drive

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Lexapro makes it very difficult to ejaculate for most men that take any SSRI med.There is Wellbutrin that doesn't have the same sexual side effects but its not the same class of meds that Lexapro is.Good Luck and be patient.

I agree. Wellbutrin doesn't have that kind of effect other antidepressants have.

 
Old 10-02-2004, 11:03 AM   #5
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Re: Husand doing well in recovery but no sex drive

Thanks for your responses. I have really suspected it might be the Lexapro from what I have read about the side effects. I will ask him to talk to his doctor about switching to Wellbutrin and maybe see how that works. Thanks again.

 
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