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Anyone know how to increase your sex drive while on zoloft (sertraline)?

Anyone know how to increase your sex drive while on zoloft (sertraline)?

See your doctor: Either by taking a drug holliday, using viagra or wellbutrin, (bupropion) this is a topic best discussed with your doctor because all of the remedies have possible side effects. It may even come down to switching medications. ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


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I take 150 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) a day for anxiety my sex drive is shot now and has been for about a year what can I do to help this?

I take 150 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) a day for anxiety my sex drive is shot now and has been for about a year what can I do to help this?

Change medications: Many antidepressants will have side effects affecting libido. Check with the physician that prescribed this for you. Perhaps a lower dose or a change in medication would help. If appropriate, the medication could be tapered, but only under physician supervision. This is a medication that should not be stopped suddenly. ...Read more

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I tray lots of intideeprsat but is felted accept Zoloft (sertraline) 75mg is working but I have low sex drive (libido) what can I do to get my libido?

I tray lots of intideeprsat but is felted accept Zoloft (sertraline) 75mg is working but I have low sex drive (libido)  what can I do to get my libido?

Is your libido low: Because of your psychological condition or are you having reduced libido as a result of medication reaction? If the problem is related to partially treated depression or anxiety - than the goal is to get those under much better control. If your libido issues are related to your medication - your psychiatrist can titrate your medications to impact that. Take care. ...Read more

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I have lessened sensitivity genitally and a Lower sex drive due to Zoloft... is the effect permenant?

I have lessened sensitivity genitally and a Lower sex drive due to Zoloft... is the effect permenant?

No: It'll come right back if you are able to discontinue the stuff. I trust your overall treatment includes both the Rx and some kind of talk and insight therapy and learning new skills and getting help with situations. Often Zoloft is short term. Many young men like the longer lasting power that this medicine gives. Ask about Yohimbine to help reverse the sexual side effects of you wish ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) permanently lower sex drive?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) permanently lower sex drive?

No: If you have decreased libido due to zoloft (sertraline) it is likely that stopping the medication will allow a return to your normal state. There may be some medication that will help increase your sex drive. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause you to lose your sex drive?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause you to lose your sex drive?

Zoloft (sertraline): As one of ssris group of antidepressants, sexual side effects are fairly common & are dose-related. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

Yes: The ssri antidepressants can cause loss of interest in sex (libido), but often, people who are depressed feel that way even without medication. If it is caused by zoloft, (sertraline) sometimes a different med may be better. ...Read more

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Doe s taking Zoloft (sertraline) affect your sex drive? Is there anything that can help with this?

Doe s taking Zoloft (sertraline) affect your sex drive? Is there anything that can help with this?

Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) can decrease sex drive. You should talk to your doctor to see if you ifanother medication might be beneficial without this side effect. ...Read more

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I start to take Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg 5 dayes ago i feel low libido is thats normal and well go away?

I start to take Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg 5 dayes ago i feel low libido is thats normal and well go away?

See details: Reduced libido is a common side effect of zoloft (sertraline) and similar antidepressants. It may improve with time but often it will not resolve unless the med is discontinued. ...Read more

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Been off 50mg of Zoloft for 2 mos now, was on it for 6 and I still have no libido and have an inability to get an erection... how long can this last?

Been off 50mg of Zoloft for 2 mos now, was on it for 6 and I still have no libido and have an inability to get an erection... how long can this last?

Effect of Zoloft?: I would not think that Zoloft would still be having any sort of effect in your system two months after stopping it. I would entertain other possibilities for your symptoms at this point. ...Read more

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I'm on a 5th day of 50 mg zoloft (sertraline). How long do I have to wait approximately before my libido decreases?

I'm on a 5th day of 50 mg zoloft (sertraline). How long do I have to wait approximately before my libido decreases?

listen to your body: Other approaches may work as well. It may be that high levels of histamine are contributing to abnormally high sex drive. An h2 blocker like Cimetidine or rantidine might help. Seven weeks to emotional healing by joan larson discusses the effects of high histamine on the brain and the vitamins and Amino Acids supplements that can be of benefit. ...Read more

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I was on Zoloft for about 2 months at 12.5 mg, but got off of it 3 days ago. I still have ED, no desire, & no libido from it. When will this ease up?

Half life of Zoloft: Hi G, the half life of Zoloft is about 26 hours, so on average, it takes 5 to 6 days for most of the medication to clear out of your system. As for any ongoing symptoms, therapy can significantly benefit mild/moderate depression and ease coming off medications. It's important to be patient with the process, stay physically active, and seek support. Hope this helpful. Take care ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft (sertraline) 75 mg can I skip for weekend for have stronger libido and erection? Did that helps?

Im on Zoloft (sertraline) 75 mg can I skip for weekend for have stronger libido and erection? Did that helps?

Discuss with your: Prescribing doctor. Everybody's depression and risk of relapsing or having with drawl varies greatly. Your prescribing physician would be the best one to ask about that question. There are simply too many variables involved for an outside opinion regarding this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) a total libido killer?

It can reduce ..: It can reduce libido, but there are other antidepressants to consider. Talk to your prescribing psychiatrist & see if you should try a different medication. Speak with a psychologist about ways to boost your sex drive. Work on the issues leading to your depression, which may help as well. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) decrease libido permanently?

Not necessarily: If libido is decreased on zoloft, this side effect should resolve once the medication is stopped and no longer in blood stream. ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft (sertraline) 75mg mg what can help to boost libido ?

Zoloft (sertraline) ; LIbido: Problems with libido can result from depression itself, in which case antidepressants like zoloft can help. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of people also experience sexual dysfunction with zoloft and other ssri's. Sometimes adding a medication like wellbutrin (bupropion) will help in such cases. Gingko has also been helpful to some. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Im m on Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg I have low libidoI I tried many inti depression not working can wellbutren hellp boost libido and witch beter wellbutren ir or xl?

XL Wellbutrin (bupropion): There is a lower incidence of decreased libido with wellbutrin (bupropion) VS. SSRIs such as zoloft- but it can occur. In respect to IR vs. XL, I would personally opt for the XL, as it keeps the levels of the drug more steady throughout the day. ...Read more

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Im on zoloft (sertraline) 100mg doc want to add remeron at night because i steel feel litie deepest what dose can help with zoloft (sertraline) ,too much zoloft (sertraline) effect libido?

Im on zoloft (sertraline) 100mg doc want to add remeron at night because i steel feel litie deepest what dose can help with zoloft (sertraline) ,too much zoloft (sertraline) effect libido?

Discuss w Psychiatry: Any change in the dose of your psychiatric medication needs to be discussed with your psychiatrist especially if you're combining it with another neuropsychiatric medication like Remeron (mirtazapine). Decreased libido can be a function of your depression as well and so it might not necessarily be your medication. Hope that helps and hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Witch make more sexual problem and lower libido more between Zoloft vs Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

One man's meat....: Another man's poison. Each person is going to respond to the different new anti-depressants in a unique way. Even the same guy at another time. It's complicated and has a lot to do with your confidence in it. This is a decision for your provider, knowing your overall condition, history and other meds. The lists of side effects are pretty alike Talk w/ a trusted provider. Consider talk therapy too. ...Read more

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Can u advice me to add with Zoloft for low libido wellbutrin (bupropion)? And witsh is beter wellbutrin (bupropion) XL or ir? And did it work to bosst libido

Not on the internet: Thank you for reaching out to us. But, we would never offer treatment. And let me caution you. Getting mental health treatment advice on the internet from strangers is the worst choice for health care or mental health care. Your physician who knows you is the best to ask. ...Read more

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Witch is bater to bosst low libido from Zoloft 75mg? Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr or wellbutrin (bupropion) XL and at what dose can working?

Change medicine: Zoloft (sertraline) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor which i presume you are taking for depression or anxiety. Unfortunately, one of the common side effects is sexual dysfunction or low libido.

It is not a good idea to take a medicine to combat the low libido. It is better to speak your primary care doctor about your concerns and consider switching to another medicine. ...Read more

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I was on Risperdal 0.25mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg I wasn't that good but was my libido good doc augment to 75mg 20days ago but I steel not fine with low libido?

I was on Risperdal 0.25mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg I wasn't that good but was my libido good doc augment to 75mg 20days ago but I steel not fine  with low libido?

Zoloft (sertraline) can cause it: In male patients Sertaline (Zoloft) quite frequently causes sexual side effects. Ask your psychiatrist about possibility of changing to another antidepressant. ...Read more

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I am on 200 mgs Zoloft and 10 mgs Buspar (buspirone) 3 times a day, my sexual desire, libido if you will has become almost non existent. What can be done to help?

I am on 200 mgs Zoloft and 10 mgs Buspar (buspirone) 3 times a day, my sexual desire, libido if you will has become almost non existent. What can be done to help?

See psychiatrist: Zoloft at 200mg/day can certainly impact your libido. It would be best to see a psychiatrist to review your medicines and their results. If zoloft is helping, it might be possible to consider reducing the dose; if not helping, medication change to one less likely to cause libido problems might be possible. Sometimes adding wellbutrin, (bupropion) etc can assist libido if ssri's are considered essential. ...Read more

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What the reason if i take Abilify (aripiprazole) and Buspar with my Zoloft I have good libido and when i stop one of the 2 my libido go dawn?

What the reason if i take Abilify (aripiprazole) and Buspar with my Zoloft I have good libido and when i stop one of the 2 my libido go dawn?

Depends.: The zoloft cause sexual side-effects but Abilify (aripiprazole) and Buspar are not. Actually Buspar had been known to increase libido and Abilify (aripiprazole) is neutral. So, if you take all of them together, one cancels the sexual side-effects of the other. ...Read more

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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Sexual Drive (Definition)

Sexual drive, often referred to as libido, means sexual desire. The amount of desire that a person has on a consistent basis is referred ...Read more