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Is there anxiety meds with no sexual side effects?

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4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Discuss your concerns about sexual side effects of your anxiety medications with your doctor and ask if alternative medications without this side effect will be helpful for you.
Good luck.

In brief: Yes

Discuss your concerns about sexual side effects of your anxiety medications with your doctor and ask if alternative medications without this side effect will be helpful for you.
Good luck.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

While ssri antidepressants are often used for anxiety & have sexual side-effects, benzodiazepine tranquilizers (valium, ativan, etc) usually don't.
However, they're addictive. Buspar (buspirone) is for generalized anxiety & doesn't have sexual side-effects. Beta-blockers (propranolol etc) can be used for anxiety & rarely have sexual side-effects. And of course, there's therapy, meditation, yoga, etc...

In brief: Yes

While ssri antidepressants are often used for anxiety & have sexual side-effects, benzodiazepine tranquilizers (valium, ativan, etc) usually don't.
However, they're addictive. Buspar (buspirone) is for generalized anxiety & doesn't have sexual side-effects. Beta-blockers (propranolol etc) can be used for anxiety & rarely have sexual side-effects. And of course, there's therapy, meditation, yoga, etc...
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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2 comments
Dr. Steven Reidbord
People also use herbal tea, mildly sedating antihistamines (Benadryl), and other remedies for anxiety. These don't have sexual side-effects either.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Kava Kava comes in pills and tea and helps with anxiety.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry

In brief: Definitely

I agree with dr. Reidbord's ideas, emphasizing that meds are far from the only way to deal with anxiety.
Exploring & working on your anxiety through psychotherapy, plus practicing meditation and/or yoga can be excellent. Classical homeopathy with a well-trained practitioner is an additional effective way. Also, an herbal blend called "tension release" by mega foods -- contains no kava & is safe.

In brief: Definitely

I agree with dr. Reidbord's ideas, emphasizing that meds are far from the only way to deal with anxiety.
Exploring & working on your anxiety through psychotherapy, plus practicing meditation and/or yoga can be excellent. Classical homeopathy with a well-trained practitioner is an additional effective way. Also, an herbal blend called "tension release" by mega foods -- contains no kava & is safe.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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