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glerma 03-27-2004 08:17 AM

How long for libido return after quitting an SSRI (Lexapro)?
 
Hello! I'm happy to say that I have been off Lexapro for 2 weeks today and I am doing much better (after a hellish withdrawal). I'm still feeling withdrawal symptoms but no where near as bad as before. It seems as though my original depression symptoms are not returning.

My question: When will my sex drive return? 2 years of these meds (first Effexor, then Lexapro) have absolutely killed my sex drive and I really want it back (so does my husband). Does anyone have anyexperience with this? How long did it take for your sex drive to return?

glerma 03-28-2004 07:53 PM

Re: How long for libido return after quitting an SSRI (Lexapro)?
 
Anyone??? Can someone at least point me to a place where I might find an answer? Thanks in advance.


[QUOTE=glerma]Hello! I'm happy to say that I have been off Lexapro for 2 weeks today and I am doing much better (after a hellish withdrawal). I'm still feeling withdrawal symptoms but no where near as bad as before. It seems as though my original depression symptoms are not returning.

My question: When will my sex drive return? 2 years of these meds (first Effexor, then Lexapro) have absolutely killed my sex drive and I really want it back (so does my husband). Does anyone have anyexperience with this? How long did it take for your sex drive to return?[/QUOTE]

Worrytomuch 03-29-2004 10:19 AM

Re: How long for libido return after quitting an SSRI (Lexapro)?
 
[QUOTE=glerma]Anyone??? Can someone at least point me to a place where I might find an answer? Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE]

I wish I could answer you. I am in the process of weaning off paxil and wondering the same thing. I hope it comes back soon, I miss it!!!! :-)

starlitgem 04-12-2004 01:06 AM

Re: How long for libido return after quitting an SSRI (Lexapro)?
 
I was on Lexapro for a few months, and then I lost my meds one day and I didn't get a refill at the drugstore.
I was suddenly all over my bf after about a week.

genie04 04-12-2004 09:51 AM

Re: How long for libido return after quitting an SSRI (Lexapro)?
 
I stopped taking effexor recently - I had been on it for about 4 months - and within days of finishing weaning off them my sex drive was back and a was ready to go!! Much to my boyfriends delight!!


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