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Doctor insights on: Does Taking Diuretics And Beta Blockers Reduce Sexual Drive

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Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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Since taking birth control, my sexual drive has seemed to lessen. Is it my birth control? Can i do anything about it??

Since taking birth control, my sexual drive has seemed to lessen. Is it my birth control? Can i do anything about it??

Yes, it can be: The new hormone levels in the body, due to the birth control pills, can change one's sex drive. One can check back with her doctor if no improvement after the second or third pack of pills, to try a different dose or a different brand of pills. If not able to feel normal on pills, one can try non-hormonal contraceptives such as a non-hormonal IUD. An Ob-Gyn doctor can help, if needed. ...Read more

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Adipex and sex, has anyone experienced increased sexual drive on this?

Adipex and sex, has anyone experienced increased sexual drive on this?

Mixed reports: Carries a warning regarding impotenece and possible loss of libido when taken for weight loss. Some report a hightened sexual experience. I would be very cautious and advise against its use because it has a weakened amphetamine-like action. This action can cause significant erectile dysfunction and loss of libido although some report that it makes sex more exciting. Beware! ...Read more

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Hi Dr., Im on Atenolol and it has affected my sexual drive. How do i counter that effect. Michael.

Hi Dr., Im on Atenolol and it has affected my sexual drive. How do i counter that effect. Michael.

See remark: There are other drugs with the action of atenolol ,I prefer you ask your doctor who prescribed it to change the drug if possible.Different drugs have different side effects ...Read more

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What can I do about loss of sexual drive from my antidepressants?

Possibly switch: Not uncommon for anti-depressants to suppress libido. Sometimes switching to an alternative medication can be helpful. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why my sexual drive increase during my period?

Could use expert help with why my sexual drive increase during my period?

Here are some ...: You're not alone to experience heightened sex desire during period. The theory and the pattern for such abounds but still with no consistent views. Roughly, we do know individual subtle balance between testosterone and estrogen seems playing an important role for such cyclical change. More? Refer to http://www.menstruation.com.au/periodpages/libido.html for some potential helpful information. ...Read more

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How long does Plan B "decrease of sexual drive side effect " usually wear off?

How long does Plan B "decrease of sexual drive side effect " usually wear off?

Well: Its more likely the pregnancy scare. The hormone itself is a short term deal and I am not aware of a distinct effect on this medicine. You may have temporarily gotten scared out of your libido. It will be temporary but i would get on the pill. ...Read more

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26 yo/LOW ON SEXUAL DRIVE/Vit D3,B12 levels were very low (4.8 and 140). Took a couple of shots of both + daily Nuroday/Shelcal M + 60k D3 once/mo?

26 yo/LOW ON SEXUAL DRIVE/Vit D3,B12 levels were very low (4.8 and 140). Took a couple of shots of both + daily Nuroday/Shelcal M + 60k D3 once/mo?

Determine cause: It would be important to determine the cause of such low levels of Vit D and B12. Is there a GI disorder causing malabsorption? Colitis? Sprue? Is there a parasite? Previous GI surgery? ...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