[22F] Sex drive destroyed by antidepressants, has not come back
I was on Prozac 20mg. It has been 3 months since I stopped taking it because it was messing with my relationship. My sex drive is fucking gone. What am I supposed to do? I’m scared it will never come back.
JayKayVay: If you put too much pressure on yourself to get back into regular sexy time then it will make matters worse, also if your relationship has struggles then this will damage your sex drive too so focus on dealing with that for now…you may well find as your relationship improves, as you rediscover each other, your sex drive will improve too.
Look at working on your sex drive for yourself and not your partner, try focusing on masturbation and sensual experiences for yourself: aka rather than just jacking of have yourself a nice bubble bath then retire to your silk-covered bed surrounded by candles etc. to sensually touch yourself and slowly bring yourself to climax…yup cheesy, but in women it’s about reawakening sensuality. Focus more on your body too; try tracking your cycles to notice how your body and sex drive changes, also consider exercise as this helps with testosterone levels (plus helps depression too).
Grittyclam: It took me 6 months to fully recover. The other thing is that I realized I had kind of forgotten how to notice the early parts of arousal. Try to pay close attention to your body and encourage your sensual feelings.
otakuwannaf: Wait what, antidepressant are not supposed to have that side effect but then again why would I know I never took them so. What I would suggest for my advice would be(joke)” talk to me and get to know me oh yeah” but no you should just try to like feel it out get to know somebody see if they can like a sort of help you emotionally because usually and situation like that when you don’t feel like having sex having somebody go towards that route but through your emotions you feel this level of connection with them and when it occurs usually manage to get your sex drive it might not be high but for you to function properly.