I was put on Effexor Extended Release (75mg) about a month ago. I was coming off of Seroquel when they changed my diagnosis from Borderline Personality Disorder to generalized depression, social phobia, and PTSD. They also put me on Clonidine (0.2 - 0.3 mg), but I don't notice any change in my sex drive when I take it. It just makes me tired. I notice after a few hours of taking my Effexor that I get a ridiculous sex drive (needed details: I'm a 30 year old female). I'm not sure if it's just me hitting my 30s and having the increased sex drive that comes with it, or if it's actually the Effexor. I thought that anti-depressants were supposed to put a damper on sex lives, not make it almost uncontrollable.
I have not read anything that it increases it either. Personally, for me it has reduced my libido and it takes longer to orgasm sometimes. I have taken it for a few years now and am on 300 mg, 35 yr female.
Sorry FrankieZeGirl' I have checked in several places and find nothing reported with effexor doing this to male or female but just because it's not listed does not mean it can't happen plus if it is working well for you Just coming out of the funk could be part of making you feel better. Good idea if you see your doctor ask the doctor if they have heard of this happing to anyone.Have a good weekend
I also have increased sex drive after I started with effexor. Or venlafaxine 75 MG . Before I was put on it I struggled with it. Never got turned on, like mentalt and didn't feel anything. But now, it is much better. Have been taking it since May 2017. I also take quetiapine at night for sleep disorder. .
I am 33, male and mine has increased through the roof, I have never had a drive like this in my life before I started Effexor XR, it takes longer to finish, but that isn't an issue as I can finish, where I have read the other responses where other men have had difficulty reaching orgasm at all, I started taking it for nerve pain and depression, and I love it, though I dread ever having to come off of it as I read that the weaning process is terrible. I hope this helps, I wasn't able to find any other replies like mine, but I have definitely seen an increase. I hope this helps anyone else
I'm a 44 yr old male and just started taking effexor and I too have noticed an increased sex drive. But as someone else pointed out it could be just coming out of the depression that has increased it not the medication... Either way my sex drive is back and women been looking good again, ugly women, fat women, old women all be looking damn good lately so I ain't complaining...
Okay help I’m freaking out. Wasn’t complaining at first but now it’s just extensive. I just started Effexor two weeks ago and sorry if tmi but have had a high sex drive for 2 days. Today nonstop orgasms for almost 6 hours. I’m wondering when it’s going to stop. I’m 26. This is abnormal for me
Yes, I’ve been on it for about 2 months now; the first month was 37.5 mg and about a month ago I moved up to the regular dose of 75 mg. My sex drive has been crazy, higher than it’s ever been. It does take me longer to orgasm, but my libido is super high.
I am a male 55 years old. I started on Effexor xr 37.5mg for depression about a month ago and noticed a slight decrease in sex drive and it was extremely hard to orgasm. In two more weeks the Doc upped my dose to 75mg and gradually over the next few days my sex drive increased. Now after 3 weeks on the 75mg my sex drive has surpassed my normal non-drugged sex drive. Orgasms still take a very long time to achieve, but the intensity has increased significantly. There are other side effects, but none outweigh the benefit for me as the Effexor has my mind and mood in a good place again.
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