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Posted by: | 2004/03/11

which antidepressants decreases libido?

which antidepressants decreases libido?

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All anti-depressants

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Posted by: shrink | 2004/03/11

Unfortunately all AD's may have that side effect. This is not always true though, and many people report good sex-lives when using them. If all posible side effects happened to all of us, we may well die on panado. When the depression is treated appropriately, normal libido returns. Depresion is a physical disorder, when treated with the right medication, the psychological aspects such as increasd self-esteem return.

Good luck

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Posted by: | 2004/03/11

what do mean? are all ad's decreasing libido?

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Posted by: | 2004/03/11

i am interested in only a mild one, which ones do not decrease libido?

what about Eglonyl and alprazolam?

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Posted by: JustMe | 2004/03/11

When depression is treated, a normal libido usually returns, although sadly in some cases, some of the antidepressants used in the treatment of depression, can cause sexual dysfunction themselves. Up to fifty percent of people taking SSRI's, a newer type of antidepressant, experience this side effect.

Fortunately, there are ways around this problem. Discussing the problem with your doctor will allow the two of you to decide which alternative is best for you. The alternatives include: decreasing the dosage slightly, waiting six months until your body builds up a tolerance to the drug and the side effects diminish. Another option is taking a drug vacation, where you stop taking the drug on a Thursday and start again on the Sunday, allowing you a weekend with fewer side effects - although this can only be done with certain drugs under specific circumstances. The other option is to change your drug altogether or to start taking another medication in conjunction to counteract the sexual side effects of the first.

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