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Re: questions about Effexor XR and loss of sex drive

Posted by King Vultan on April 21, 2004, at 7:50:38

In reply to questions about Effexor XR and loss of sex drive, posted by blu on April 21, 2004, at 6:04:37

> well i have only been on 37.5mg for the past 6 days, and i am suppose to be increasing the dose in a few days, and well...i have already losed my desire for sex. (i am a female)
> HELP! what can i do, i am afraid to go up in the dose....yet, i want to see if this anti-d is the write one for me....
> is this what i have to sacrifice to feel better?
> blu

This is a common side effect for drugs that work on serotonin. However, my opinion is that, no, you do not have to sacrifice your sex drive in order to feel better, but you will probably have to add something to the Effexor in order to counteract the effect if you plan on staying on it. One drug commonly used in this situation is Wellbutrin, as this increases dopamine, an important component of libido. It does not work in every instance, however.





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