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How Can I Help My Husband Cope With My Low Sex Drive From Depression Meds
See your doctor.: Low sex drive is a common side effect of antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris). Your provider may be able to switch you to a different medication with fewer sexual side effects, or recommend ways to approach this in your relationship with your husband. You may want to discuss this issue with your doctor to see what options are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Is anything good for depression i feel sad 90percent of the time i really don't want meds i already have low sex drive?
What are some medical reasons for low sex drive in 25yo male? Ongoing issue for 3+ years, no depression and in decent physical shape.
Take time for sex: Yes, SSRIs can interfere with sex drive.But so does being busy or anxious or depressed.Low sex drive is often a multifaceted problem.So work on the mental part:THINK about having sex,prepare yourself by doing the things that make u feel sexy,read a hot story,cuddle w/your partner & take the time you need to get aroused. For us women, it all starts in our minds.(&try a drug "holiday"on Saturdays!) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk w/ your doctor: Certain antidepressants can cause a loss of sex drive. Speak to your doctor as there may be other medication options. Some women have also found medications such as viagra to be beneficial. In addition, "spice up" your sex life by trying new things: different location or environment, new positions, start with a massage, sexy lingerie, role playing, etc. Just be safe (and legal). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wellbutrin: Again, wellbutrin is a good antidepressant that's not likely to cause weight gain -- and it's also unassociated with sexual dysfunction. In fact some doctors have prescribed it along with other antidepressants in hopes of countering ssri-related sexual dysfunction. Watch the alcohol you're drinking for both of these potential effects, though. Discuss with your own physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have depression? I feel low, not motivated, low appetite, low sex drive, little sleep, cry a lot, hopeless,irregular cycle etc for about 3 months
Enough 4 Psych Eval: What you describe is a positive screening. I urge you to see a good Clinical Psychologist for a full evaluation that will incl Tx recommendations. You may need a Rx for a start, but it should incl CBT therapy too to optimize outcome. The only physical symptom you note is your cycle and that might be the key so also have a good OBGYN exam and full blood work to checkk thyroid, etc. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a freshly turned 30 male who, in the last year or two has been steadily losing interest in sex. Now I have what feels like an extremely low sex drive compared to my peers. I have been on Lexapro for chronic depression over the last year but my doctor
Here are some ...: Lexapro may be the real culprit for losing interest in sex. To solve this concern, you have the following options to take and try: try working with Doc to adjust down its dose + trying PDE-5Is such as Viagra; work on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession; explore other potential substitute drug. Hopefully, yo may walk out of the wood of depression in time by intensifying lifestyle ...Read more
Balance issues,dizziness,fatigue,numbness toes & fingers, weakness,diarrhea,low sex drive,depression, mood swings,muscle spasms, speech problem ideas?
Sx are too broad: Your sx could be either medical, psychological, or both. You have to rule out medical causes first:i would recommend contacting your physician asking for complete work up. If results are normal, then you might want to speak to a psychologist to figure out what causing your Sx. If there's abnormality, you still might want to enlist help of a psychologist to improve coping. ...Read more
21 year of age, male. Depressed, moody, low sex drive, low self esteem, feeling not so manly, low test, high prolactin. Help, what to do?
Low T : A 21 year old should not have low testosterone. You need to find the cause. If the prolactin is significantly high and you are having headaches and mood changes have your physician follow this up. You may need an MRI to look and the part of the brain that produces prolactin called the pituitiary. Also they should check lh and fsh levels to see if your body is trying to produce testosterone. ...Read more
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