As you can already guess, this post is of sexual nature. If you are easily offended, I'd advise you not to continue.
Some background info. on me first... I am a 25 year old female battling severe depression, body dysmorphia and borderline personality disorder. I was hospitalized several months ago due to two suicide attempts then later partially hospitalized in an outpatient intensive therapy group. My psych doc put me on Lexapro, 10 mg at first, then upped it to 20 mg a few weeks later after no progress was seen.
I've been on 20 mgs for about 2 weeks. Tonight, I was unable to achieve orgasm with my partner. He tried for 2 hours straight to no avail. Such a great man for not giving up.
Anyway, I am wondering if this is due to Lexapro. This is the first time this has happened. A few other times the orgasm has not been as intense and has taken a bit longer to achieve but it has happened regardless. The odd thing is, when I was on 10 mgs, my hormones seemed to be raging. In fact, I was able to peak 5 times in under an hour one night.
This has me very upset. My partner assured me he understood and not to worry but I can't help but be upset. Sex isn't everything to me but it was something I once enjoyed immensely with this person I love dearly. Depression has taken nearly everything from me, NOT THIS TOO?! Has anyone else experienced this and if so, does it go away with time? I hear sometimes this happens early in SSRI treatment but eventually passes? Or am I doomed?
Again, I hope I have not offended anyone.
Advice, input is greatly appreciated.