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Old 05-06-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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Horny Goat Weed and AD's

Hi all. I apologize now for the length of this one.

My question is, has anyone tried Horny Goat Weed for their decreased libido caused by their medication? Also, if so, is it safe to take with your AD?

Here's a quick rundown of my situation. After I had my daughter 2 years ago, I went through postpartum depression. Almost a year after she was born, my doctor (OBGYN) put me on Lexapro. It was like the miracle drug for me as for making me happy, in a good mood, etc. The bad news is that it made me VERY tired and I had NO sex drive. A little over a month or so ago, a different doctor (family doc) switched me to Effexor. I tried that for about three weeks and didn't like the way it made me feel, plus I couldn't sleep at night. So I decided to try to stop taking everything (I talked to the doc first) and see if I would be alright with no meds. Very bad idea. I went through hell for about 2 weeks then went back the doctor (OBGYN) who prescribed the Lexapro. She put me on Wellbutrin SR to see if it would help with the libido problem.

So here I am, it has been a little over a week since I started taking the Wellbutrin and I feel absolutely no better yet. Plus I was reading up on the Wellbutrin and read that it doesn't help much with anxiety, which I have also. Soooo...I'm thinking about calling my OBGYN on Monday and seeing if she can maybe put me back on the Lexapro. At least I know it works.

My question in this is, has anyone taken an AD or anxiety med like Lexapro with Horny Goat Weed? I'm wondering if the two would be safe together. If so, and the HGW works like they say it works, that could totally help with the libido problem. That's what I need to know.

If anyone can help, please do! Thanks.

 
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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Re: Horny Goat Weed and AD's

Hi I am wondering ...if you have only been taking the WEllburtrin for a week...Is that long enough?? Most anti's take atleast 4 to 6 weeks to get those brain chemicals working...Maybe give it a little longer before you switch..think I would like something that wouldn't make me tired. Lexapro did that to me and a couple of other people that I knew...My girl friend does St. John's wort. Have you thought of taken something nautural? Good Luck.Hope you find something that works for you..

hmmmm....going to have to look up that HORNY GOAT WEED

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Re: Horny Goat Weed and AD's

I would be worried about combing a herbal supplement with an antidepressant, I would ask your doctor to ensure safety. I am also on wellbutrin and it took a while before it really started to work

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Old 05-08-2006, 06:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I didn't feel too bad yesterday so I think I'll probably give the Wellbutrin a little more time. You all know how it is. You start taking a different medication, get in a funk before it starts working, and are ready to give up.

As for the taking an herbal supplement with an AD, when I first went on my Lexapro, I asked my OBGYN if I could safely take an "all natural" energy supplement with it. She said that was fine, that it wouldn't interfere with the AD.

I still might check out the Horny Goat Weed. From what I've read, it really works. It is supposed to act as an herbal viagra for men, and increase libido and energy for women. If it's all natural, and people have been using it for 2000 years (read that on a site), then what's the harm? If I try it, I'll let you all know how it is.

 
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Glad to hear that you are feeling better I have found that there are alot of M.D.s that do not like the alternative approach..It is far few and in between...(how ever that saying goes) Like everything we put in our bodies...We're all going to react to everything differently...

Yes please let us know how the Horny Goat Weed works for you....love that name...hahaha...

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Hi there

This stuff sounds great. Just one thing, do they supply the hunk to go with it!!!!!!

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HAHAHA! Nope, I think you're on your own with that.

 
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Keep us posted!

 
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Just wondering how you are doing? It's been a long time since you posted about the Wellbutrin. You've probably posted recently and I haven't seen it.

 
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Some online information I read about Lexapro (Web MD, I think) said that you need to check with a doctor or pharmacist before taking ANY herbal supplements with Lexapro. They listed drug interactions, but the list can't possibly cover all OTC drugs. I take Evening Primrose Oil in the winter for dry skin. I wanted to start taking it now since it's getting very dry and cold here already, but since I'm now taking Lexapro, I asked a pharmacist. I found out that EPO thins the blood and should be used with caution if on Lexapro since even blood thinners like aspirin, in conjunction w/Lexapro, can cause excess bruising and increased blood flow when cut. I take aspirin occasionally, so I'm glad I checked it out.

While we're talking about libido, does anyone notice they have a hard time coming to orgasm since being on AD's? My sex drive has actually increased while on Lexapro - I think it's because I have more energy and am just happier. But, it's almost impossible for me to orgasm - very frustrating!

 
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Sunshine I was on Lexapro for a while and did notice that it took longer to orgasm. I just had to slow down and not think about it so much. It took a little longer than usual though.

 
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I still might check out the Horny Goat Weed. From what I've read, it really works. It is supposed to act as an herbal viagra for men, and increase libido and energy for women. If it's all natural, and people have been using it for 2000 years (read that on a site), then what's the harm? If I try it, I'll let you all know how it is.
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