even off zoloft - will sex drive ever return? HELP
I started taking zoloft for PMS (25mg then up to 50mg) about two years ago. My sex drive is NON-EXISTENT. I used to have such a high sex drive that now-fiance used to say my drive was 120%. Now it's NOTHING. I don't think about sex AT ALL... I hate it. I don't really have much of a desire for intimacy.
I told my dr and he put me on 100mg wellbutrin in addition to the zoloft ... That didnt' increase the drive either. maybe a tad bit it helped with the physical sensations (and i mean.. A TAD, nothing significant), but that was about it.
My mind has just been feeling more "dull" too; I'm just a LOT more complacent than I used to be.
Two weeks ago, I stopped meds altogether. Mentally I've actually been fine. Sort of been enjoying feeling more passionate about things I used to really care about.
However - the sex drive? STILL NOTHING. And now I'm reading stories about people who never returned to a normal sex drives after taking SSRIs??
Not to mention, the dr suggested taking 25mg zoloft just for one week before my period, and i was going to do that, but i'm scared it will set back the return of my sex drive even more.
does anyone know how long it takes to regain a sex drive? could i be ruined forever? It's really bad. It's starting to effect my relationship in some ways. (luckily my fiance's sex drive isn't too high - it used to annoy me that his was so low and now i feel 'lucky' - SEE??)
Re: even off zoloft - will sex drive ever return? HELP
Ditto here. I went off of paxil because of zero sex drives about a year ago and they never came back. Like you, I had exceptionally high drives. I thought it was because of my age or hormones. Instead of taking paxil, I take a benzo for anxiety now. I was thinking about asking for a script for Wellbutrin because it works well alone to increase your sex drive, but it also makes me anxious, so I haven't decided on that yet, but I am seriously considering it.