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Which of the following can leave you with no sex drive. Lexapro Lyrica (pregabalin) or amityripiline. Many thanks?

Which of the following can leave you with no sex drive. Lexapro Lyrica (pregabalin) or amityripiline. Many thanks?

Medications- sex dr: 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:
• Wellbutrin
• Remeron
Viibryd
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss medications benefits and side effects, sexual side effects, decreasing and then discontinuing Lexapro; and Therapy. ...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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Is it normal to experience a loss of sex drive from lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is it normal to experience a loss of sex drive from lexapro (escitalopram)?

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

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Loss of sex drive from lexapro (escitalopram). Is this a normal side effect?

Loss of sex drive from lexapro (escitalopram). Is this a normal side effect?

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

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Does lyrica (pregabalin) affect sex drive like Lexapro. Thanks. I was taken off lexapro due to headaches and given lyrica (pregabalin).

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

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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.

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

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Is there any supplements to help a male experiencing no sex drive on 10mg Lexapro and 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for ocd/anxiety?

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

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What anti anxiety med won't affect sex drive. I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D?

What anti anxiety med won't affect sex drive. I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D?

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

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I am on 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. My sex drive has diminished completely. What can I take to regain it, thanks?

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

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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:
Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
Mirtazapine (Remeron)
Vilazodone (Viibryd)
Discuss with Psychiatrist about Diagnosis, gradual withdrawal of Lexapro (escitalopram); Relaxation, yoga ...Read more

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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?

Lexapro effects: 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
Practice:
 Breathing and Music Relaxation
 Visual Imagery
 Meditation
Yoga and
Tai Chi
Discuss with Psychiatrist
Hypogonadism
Therapy
discontinuing Lexapro
Ativan or Xanax for Anxiety ...Read more

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I am Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety. What med can I get to counteract the excessive sweating and no sex drive. Thanks?

I am Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety. What med can I get to counteract the excessive sweating and no sex drive. Thanks?

It depends: 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.
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Since I started taking Lexapro (escitalopram) I have excessive sweating and no sex drive. Would remeron be a better choice. Thanks?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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 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)

Answered before: 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

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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

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Can Valium have an effect on libido I've been on it a month and lost all interest in sex. Combined with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can Valium have an effect on libido I've been on it a month and lost all interest in sex. Combined with lexapro (escitalopram)?

PROBABLY LEXAPRO (escitalopram): I believe that I answered this question in another form for you already. The main culprit is most likely the Lexapro (escitalopram) so speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause decreased libido?

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

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Do women taking Lexapro (escitalopram) tend to experience a decreased libido?

Do women taking Lexapro (escitalopram) tend to experience a decreased libido?

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

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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

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How do SSRIs lower libido, and is there any way to prevent it? Mine is already very low without even taking the lexapro yet.

Don't be afraid: Lexapro is one the milder and better tolerated antidepressants, so no harm in trying it. Also talk to your doctor to explore if there are any other reasons why your libido is low other than antidepressants. If your libido is low due to SSRIs, then discuss your options. ...Read more

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I am on 15mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) for months. My DR added 15mg of zispin due to loss of libido and mood. Was he correct. Thanks?

I am on 15mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) for months. My DR added 15mg of zispin due to loss of libido and mood. Was he correct. Thanks?

Not right: Zispin is remeron or mirtazapine, antidepressant with strong antihistamine Interfax meaning drowsiness an appetite increase. These things don't call along with a greater libido in fact would say opposite. Take care ...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


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