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I have no sex drive because of my depression meds, how can I learn to live with this?

I have no sex drive because of my depression meds, how can I learn to live with this?

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 (sildenafil) 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 more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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How can I help my husband cope with my low sex drive from depression meds?

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 more

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Is anything good for depression i feel sad 90percent of the time i really don't want meds i already have low sex drive?

Is anything good for depression i feel sad 90percent of the time i really don't want meds i already have low sex drive?

Yes!: Although medication can relieve the symptoms of depression, it is not usually suitable for long-term use. Studies show that other treatments, including exercise and therapy, can be just as effective as medication, often even more so, but don't come with unwanted side effects. If you do decide to try medication, remember that medication works best when you make healthy lifestyle changes as well. ...Read more

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Having trouble with sex drive even self arousal I can't get wet either only on 2 meds and I'm not depressed so what's wrong????

Having trouble with sex drive even self arousal I can't get wet either only on 2 meds and I'm not depressed so what's wrong????

Gynecological Exam.: You need a comprehensive evaluation by a Gynecologist; Low levels of Estrgens or Progesteron may contribute to this problem in addition to other hormonal imbalances such low Thyroid homone levels; Also psychiatric conditions may cause this problem; If the physical conditions are ruled out a psychiatrist may help; ...Read more

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How can you increase a low sex drive due to daily medications for anxiety and depression?

How can you increase a low sex drive due to daily medications for anxiety and depression?

Please realize that: your primary medical decision maker (physician if you will) is ALWAYS yourself. Just because meds are Rx'ed, this does not mean they are a good choice or will be effective, vs. harmful, to your best interests. Psychotropic meds are Rx'ed for ease (Doc & client), affect mode/symptoms but never solve the real problem(s), actually only add problems & commonly make problem solving more difficult. ...Read more

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I went through a stage of depression at age 23. Been recovered for a few months now but I seem to have lost morning erections, sex drive, and energy! ?

I went through a stage of depression at age 23. Been recovered for a few months now but I seem to have lost morning erections, sex drive, and energy! ?

Try Acupuncture: believe it or not Acupuncture can help emotional problems as ell as pain. If you feel you are passed the depression you may still have some emotional energetic blockages that can be addressed with acupuncture. You could also ask your doctor to test your hormone levels to see if there are any imbalances there as well. ...Read more

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I had an abortion a year ago, since then I have suffered with anxiety/depression, normally have high sex drive which has vanished, how do I get it back?

I had an abortion a year ago, since then I have suffered with anxiety/depression, normally have high sex drive which has vanished, how do I get it back?

Seek counseling: It sounds like you have been through a lot in the past year. You mentioned anxiety/depression, i'm not sure if you are taking an antidepressant medication. If you are many of them can decrease libido (sex drive). I refer patients that have post abortion depression to local counseling services. See if there is any postabortion counseling services in your area. ...Read more

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Does depression affect sex drive?

Does depression affect sex drive?

Depressive syndrome: Depression is a syndrome which comprises multiple symptoms that are interrelated but untrained people may thing each symptom un-related to each other. Not all symptoms are obliged to be present for the diagnosis. Loss of sexual desire is one of the main symptom. Other people has normal sexual desire but has other symptoms of depression. Search "symptoms of depression". ...Read more

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Although I have a depression I have an increased sex drive? Why?

Increased sex drive: Could be u age, hormonal imbalance and bipolar affective d/o mixed type. ...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


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