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Old 05-28-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
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Question Sex Life & Antidepressive Meds

Does anyone know of any depressive med that doesn't lower a persons sex drive?


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Old 05-29-2007, 08:05 AM   #2
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Re: Sex Life & Antidepressive Meds

most people would say wellbutrin, and perhaps low dosages of zoloft. i know most of the ssri's DO cause lack of libido...
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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Re: Sex Life & Antidepressive Meds

I noticed it when I took Celexa... I'm on Zoloft now and don't notice that at all. That's about all I know... Good luck to you.
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Old 05-29-2007, 03:48 PM   #4
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Re: Sex Life & Antidepressive Meds

Well....the ssri's are known for anorgasmia too. Conventional wisdom says Wellbutrin but I have no first hand knowledge.

 
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Re: Sex Life & Antidepressive Meds

SSRI's do cause sexual side effects, BUT, they diminish over time. WHen I first started taking mine, it was awful, but after a while, things got a lot better. I've heard that about Wellbutrin, too...to me it was worth the sacrifice...

 
Old 05-30-2007, 11:02 AM   #6
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Re: Sex Life & Antidepressive Meds

Well believe it or not I have been taking a half of an elavil at night to help with sleep and it increases mine somewhat. But this small dose has done nothing for my depression. It does make you a little tired.

 
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Re: Sex Life & Antidepressive Meds

Cymbalta has a low risk of sexual side effects. They always say that on the commercials I would see. I am on 60mg of Cymbalta and have not had any changes in my sex life. If anything it has improved since my mood has improved. The only bad thing is that my dose is a little high for me and I have been tired because of it, so I will be lowering it to 30mg so I have more energy. I have been a lot more relaxed since taking it though and don't worry so much and it hasn't given me any bad sexual side effects.

 
Old 06-14-2007, 06:34 PM   #8
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Re: Sex Life & Antidepressive Meds

Thanks everyone!

I'm thinking I may need to see my GYN doctor. I am on Cymbalta 60mg and Wellbutrin XR 150mg but once I started thinking about it the sex drive was gone before the anti-depressive meds.

Thanks again!

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Old 06-14-2007, 06:37 PM   #9
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Re: Sex Life & Antidepressive Meds

i have been on zoloft for over 4 years and its not what me and my husband used to be like, but we are better now, i find that it helps in time, and also when you try to do new things too

 
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