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I really enjoy my sex life and am starting Effexor in a couple weeks. I read some sexual side effects from this drug and am concerned to exactly what people experience. I know everyone is different.
Out of all of the side effects of antidepressantswhich is the one that users complain about most often? The answer is low libido — which sucks. For many people suffering from depression, it can seem like the price of a decent mood is never wanting to get dirty ever again. But there are increasingly more options for women stuck in this particular sticky situation.
An orgasm, or the ability to get out of bed tomorrow morning? Some of the most important life- and sanity-saving medications can also have a dampening effect on your sex life, so these are the kinds of decisions that millions of Americans are forced to make every day. Read on for your guide to the effects your medications are having on your sex life and what you can do about it.
I have been on and off various forms of antidepressants since college. A class of antidepressants Zoloft, Lexapro, and Prozac called SSRIs selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors is often the first line of pharmaceutical treatment for depression and a safer and less addictive solution than benzodiazepines Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin for anxiety and panic disorders. The problem is, as if trying to date while depressed or anxious isn't shitty enough, taking SSRIs, which work by blocking serotonin receptors in the brain so that levels of the chemical in the brain stay higher, can basically cause chemical castration.
Yet antidepressants may also impair sexual function. Wait it out. If the medication causing sexual side effects has just been prescribed, wait a while to see if the problems diminish.