i went from wanting sex all the time to not at all when taking zolof for hot flashes and menapause, so i was changed to effexor xr because it is not supposed to be as bad for your sex drive...
most antidepressents do make you lose your sex drive i haue been on effexor paxil and lexapro and still nothing. i know it sucks but you have to think if the med is worth you mentioned you are going thru menopause that might be part of the problem too i wish you all the luck in the world:)
Pretty much most SSRI's or SNRI's will cause this problem. I've done a bit of internet research on Effexor Xr and some ppl say that after a few weeks their sex drive will improve and they are able to orgasm. If the effexor treatment is important to you, stick with it and see if the sex drive improves. If not, you may want to try a different med. I've taken Lexapro 20 mg before and didn't have any side effects what so ever. That may be another option for you as well.
- Effexor XR Information for Consumers
- Effexor XR Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor XR (detailed)
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