Topic of the discussion
Posted on 17/04/2019 12:06
Many people report that their sex drive plummets when they are feeling depressed or because of the medication they are taking. Has depression had an impact on your intimate life? How did you combat this?
Beginning of the discussion - 17/04/2019Depression and sex drive https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/depression/symptoms-and-complications-of-depression/depression-and-sex-drive-2794
Posted on 17/04/2019 12:23
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Posted on 18/04/2019 16:26
I found that my sex drive was completely zapped after taking my antidepressants (sertraline). Thankfully, it was only for the first couple of months and I feel back to my self now.
Posted on 25/04/2019 09:24
Whats a sex drive? i haven't had one in such a long time,i have forgotten what it is
Posted on 25/04/2019 12:03
Haven't had sex for years sex drive non existence.with the tabs I'm on can't get involved with the opposite sex .martin
Posted on 25/04/2019 20:32
My want for sex hasn't changed, but I suffer with severe vaginal dryness on all anti-depressants.
Posted on 26/04/2019 09:30
can u not use somesort of jelly m.
Posted on 29/04/2019 12:41
@Eddyyy @martinrukin @KoalaPig @johnjames
Thank you all for sharing. It can be so difficult to deal with certain side effects of medication.
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Posted on 06/05/2019 16:56
I don't think sex drive should be given such prominence when it comes to mental health. Giving the libido a rest can help with easing anxiety too. Depression and anxiety also drives people to abuse themselves sexually, diminishing self-esteem. There are strong links between the fight or flight mechanisms and sexual behaviour. Dependence upon sexual stimulation increases emotional vulnerability. What is important is mutual heartfelt consideration and compassion. Removing the physical element of that has helped reduce my anxiety.
Posted on 09/05/2019 10:29
@Comber I couldn't agree more. My sex drive has long hit the road but you can't beat a lovely cuddle on the couch with a loved one. Between my Ms and the general depression that accompanies a chronic illness, I don't have the head space for more physical declarations of love. However, we do enjoy couples massages, nice dinners and general closeness.