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Old 03-27-2004, 08:17 AM   #1
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Question 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?

 
Old 03-28-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
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Anyone??? Can someone at least point me to a place where I might find an answer? Thanks in advance.


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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?

 
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Old 03-29-2004, 10:19 AM   #3
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Question Re: How long for libido return after quitting an SSRI (Lexapro)?

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Anyone??? Can someone at least point me to a place where I might find an answer? Thanks in advance.
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!!!! :-)

 
Old 04-12-2004, 01:06 AM   #4
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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.

 
Old 04-12-2004, 09:51 AM   #5
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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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