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Sex Drive Lexapro
Which of the following can leave you with no sex drive. Lexapro Lyrica (pregabalin) or amityripiline. Many thanks?
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Thank you for informing about Anxiety disorder, and taking Diazepam and Lexapro
All three Medications-Lexapro Lyrica (pregabalin) and Amitryptiline affect sex drive.
Antidepressants with lowest sexual side effects are:
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss medications benefits and side effects, sexual side effects, decreasing and then discontinuing Lexapro; and Therapy. ...Read more
Yes: Diminished sexual drive or libido is a frequent side efftce of ssri's including lexapro (escitalopram). However diminished sex drive is also frequently a symptom of the conditions Lexapro (escitalopram) is used treat. As such it is very important that you discuss this concern with the prescribing physician so together ypu can clarify the etiology of your diminished libido and address it appropriately. ...Read more
Yes: It is normal in that it is common. A psychiatrist can either prescribe another medication to attempt to remedy this or switch to a medication that has less severe side effects in this regard. I would talk to your prescribing physician. Stay safe! ...Read more
Does lyrica (pregabalin) affect sex drive like Lexapro. Thanks. I was taken off lexapro due to headaches and given lyrica (pregabalin).
Complex: You have listed diazepam lyrics and lexapro (escitalopram). The last 2 drugs are not the same class, unless they are being used for chronic pain they are not interchangeable. Lack of sexual desire is complex and you are on meds that affect that but including diazepam. Any central agent can affect you in many diff ways. A discussion either your MD is needed. ...Read more
I am on remeron45mg and Lexapro (escitalopram) 15mg for G A D.I find the remeron brilliant for sleep. No Sex Drive with Lexapro (escitalopram).I want to wean off it. How is it done.
Not the place to ask: You're on some mighty heavy drugs for someone with just "anxiety disorder." I suspect that you're omitting some important details of your psych history. You didn't just wander into a chemist & make an impulse purchase. A doctor Rx'd these drugs for a reason. Discuss this with him/her first & foremost. Making any changes on your own is potentially unpleasant or even dangerous. Don't do it. ...Read more
Is there any supplements to help a male experiencing no sex drive on 10mg Lexapro and 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for ocd/anxiety?
Female sex cream: Apricus biosciences is currently developing the product femprox, a topical cream for the treatment of female sexual arousal disorder. It contains prostaglandin e1 as the active ingredient and a permeation enhancer ddaip which facilitates the delivery of the drug into the blood stream. An existing drug, bremelanotide, has also been found to increase libido in 90% of subjects. ...Read more
ALL w/side effects: There isn't a single medication which is either indicated or primarily used for GAD that cannot POTENTIALLY affect male libido. Why not try cognitive behavioral therapy as a way of treating or trying to treat your anxiety. If it works that could cut back on the type or amount of medication you'd have to use. ...Read more
I am on 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. My sex drive has diminished completely. What can I take to regain it, thanks?
Change meds: Escitalopram (brand name lexapro) is an ssri antidepressant and, like other options in the category, it can cause sexual side effects. Rather than add another medication to counteract a side effect, you might ask your physician to change Lexapro (escitalopram) to another medication that would not have that side effect. ...Read more
I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D for the last 4 years, My libido is non existent. Could you tell me what drug will not affect sex drive. Thanks?
Lack of Libido:
I understand your distress of lack of libido.
Thank you for informing about Headache, Anxiety and taking Diazepam.
It seems that you do not have depression requiring Lexapro (escitalopram).
Antidepressants with the lowest rate of sexual side effects include:
Discuss with Psychiatrist about Diagnosis, gradual withdrawal of Lexapro (escitalopram); Relaxation, yoga ...Read more
Took lexapro from Feb-sept of 2017 quit cold turkey due to no sex drive and couldn't get hard. Sex drive came back everything was fine took one pill of lexapro yester and my sex drive is gone again I'm taking no more how long for my liabo to return?
Libido: Probably 48 to 72 hours. Good Luck ...Read more
Am on lexapro for anxiety... but I have totally lost my sex drive libido and I have genitial numbness from lexapro, please help, how can I sort this?
I understand your dissatisfaction.
If your primary problem is anxiety, Lexapro dose can be decreased and then discontinued.
Let wise person within you ask:
Stresses of relationship
Pressure to perform
Breathing and Music Relaxation
Discuss with Psychiatrist
Ativan or Xanax for Anxiety ...Read more
My wife is taking Lexapro and it has killed her sex drive and energy. She was on welbutrin and she had no problems with either. The welbutrin just didn't keep her as calm as the lexapro. Is it possible to take both so she could get th benefits of both.?
Starting Suboxone has brought back a steady stream of anxiety, I'm worried alot. Should upping Lexapro (escitalopram) dose help? And will my sex drive get better?
See your doctor: Any side effects from medications should be addressed by the doctor that is prescribing them. ...Read more
I am on 15mg lexapro (escitalopram) and 30 mg zispin for G A D.I want to get off LexHow do I do it as It has left me with no sex drive and feelings numb. Thanks?
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.
Is it safe to take Lexapro (escitalopram) and welbutrin together? The Lexapro (escitalopram) is killing any sex drive and energy my wife has. But the welbutrin doesn't take care of her anxiety.
I am Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety. What med can I get to counteract the excessive sweating and no sex drive. Thanks?
Escitalopram (Lexapro) is an SSRI that is FDA-approved for depression and some types of anxiety.
Sexual side effects are often a bothersome side effect, but these will often go away or lessen in severity with more time on the medication.
Excessive sweating is not very common.
Discuss the side effects with your physician for the best course of action.
Since I started taking Lexapro (escitalopram) I have excessive sweating and no sex drive. Would remeron be a better choice. Thanks?
Can't say: Lexapro (escitalopram) and other SSRIs are known to cause sweating, especially at night, & impaired sex drive. Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine) doesn't have these side-effects — but instead it can cause significant weight gain and excessive sedation. It's impossible for anyone online to tell you what treatment is a "better choice." You have to discuss the pros & cons with your doctor. ...Read more
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 (escitalopram) 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
Fiance has performance anxiety = no sex drive, yet sex dreams. Ocd type o, had exposure therapy and and is on Lexapro (escitalopram) and wellbutin. Any ideas?
I think that he has: To be motivated enough to ask this question for himself. It is fine that you are asking. He has had exposure therapy - has he done cognitive behavioral therapy? This can be an excellent form of treatment. Take care. ...Read more
What medications for anxiety, OCD, and depression are less likely to lower your sex drive? I was on Lexapro, then Prozac, and now I'm on Wellbutrin (bupropion)
I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for some time now. I have excessive sweating and no sex drive. Would changing to remeron help and could I change without weaning Lexapro (escitalopram)
I have answered this question before.
Mirtazapine (Remeron) generally has fewer sexual side effects than escitalopram, however, mirtazapine can have other side effects that escitalopram does not have.
Talk to your physician about switching and you and he/she can decide together.
NEVER abruptly stop a psychiatric medication or try to taper/change medications except under a physician's care. ...Read more
Is there anything I can take to increase my libido whilst taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Have no desire for sex.
SRI Sex Dysfunction: 30-50% of people who take ssri anti-depressant medication experience sexual dysfunction. There are case reports showing that addition of other medications such as buspirone, amantadine, and bupropion have reversed ssri induced sexual dysfunction. However, rather than adding a second medication you might want to consider a different medication for depression than Lexapro (escitalopram) to avoid this side effect. ...Read more
Can Valium have an effect on libido I've been on it a month and lost all interest in sex. Combined with lexapro (escitalopram)?
Yes maam: Like all the other SSRI s, escitalopram can cause sexual disfunction in 20-30% of cases. Decreased lobido, delayed orgasm are those unfortunate common side effects. If it bothers you too much, best is to share with your Dr to ponder pros and cons and may be try a different agent. ...Read more
Yes: Decreased libido and having a hard time having an orgasm are very common with Lexapro and other similar drugs in the ssri class. Adding small doses of wellbutrin (bupropion) helps with the anorgasmia. Low dose testosterone may help with the low libido. Changing to another class of anti depressants may also help. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more
Taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 with buspirone15. Is buspirone more likely to decrease or increase libido?
Change is possible: Buspar (buspirone hydrochloride) can have sexual side effects such as delayed ejaculation, changes in sex drive and impotence. As you use the medicine, if it helps your anxiety and you notice any of these side effects, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Sometimes a change in dosage can help or ultimately a change in medicine. Good luck. ...Read more