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Antidepressants Energy Sex Drive
Yes: Best is buproprion - wellbutrin (bupropion). It is primarily noradrenergic in nature. Most antidepressants that are serotonergic adversly affect sexual activity, by reduced drive, delayed or blocked orgasm or in men erectile dysfunction or impotence. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not 100%, but certainly most often not a hindrance and is often energizing. Dry mouth, lowered seizure threshold, elevated BP are issues to watch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Witch is work better Ta add to paxil for low energy low sex drive wellbutrin or buspar (buspirone)? I tried many antidepressants but not work!!
Wellbutrin (bupropion): of the SSRIs, paxil may be the most likely to affect energy and sex drive. changing to a different SSRI may be the first option. both wellbutrin and buspar (buspirone) may help with the sexual side effects of an SSRI, but between the two, wellbutrin has more evidence and may also be more activating. would caution if anxiety is high, regular alcohol use, or any concerns for seizures. ...Read more
Some do: Commonly used anti-depressants that don't are bupropion (wellbutrin) and Mirtazapine (remeron). All others may have this side effect, up to 20% of the time for some medications. It may be hard to distinguish whether decreased sex drive is due to the medication or depression, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities: Sometimes we use wellbutrin (bupropion) off-label to help revive sex drive in patients on ssri's. There's also been a little data on the use of gingko, but maybe not quite as successfully. Sometimes the antidepressant itself can be changed to one less likely to interfere with libido (wellbutrin (bupropion)). I suggest talking with your psychiatrist about your concerns, so s/he can work with you on this. ...Read more
How do I deal with the situation in which my wife who has no sex drive due to an antidepressant she takes?
Talk to her: And see if she is willing to talk to her dr about it. A change of medication may help or if the current med has not been on board for at least 3 or 4 weeks, wait for that time and then seek help if needed. If the problem existed before there was any depression even successful treatment may not change that. If that is the case specific professional evaluation for low sex drive is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an effective antidepressant that doesn't kill sex drive? Felt relief these last 3 months on 30mg Lexapro (escitalopram) - but sex side effects are annoying.
YES: But I'm not sure what hormones you are talking about! You need to consult with the physician who prescribes your anti-depressant about this problem !! The blood thinner has no such side effects but your anti-depressant might! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Do antipsychotics like seroquel (quetiapine) and antidepressants dampen sex drive? Will going off the meds remedy this? So far hasn't returned on or odd meds.
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