I was on Celexa for several years for anxiety and depression. I was then prescribed Lexapro for another 3 years. I tried to stop taking it but each time the anxiety, in particular would return and with full force. In a difficult high anxiety situation I would get a feeling that my blood pressure was rising, I would almost feel like steam was coming out of my ears (like in a cartoon) and my temper would explode. The anxiety level on Duloxetine 30 mg daily has greatly improved. However, I have very little feeling about anything. A sort of dull or numb feeling. My libido on all of the drugs has been non-existent. I'm not sure what alternative I have to increase libido. If anyone has suggestions please respond.
Duloxetine - No libido and extreme anxiety?
Question posted by Anonymous on 13 June 2017
Last updated on 26 June 2021 by sparkyron2
I am on 6 different pills. My libido went dead too. The weaner pills give me a headache so bad that I don't care that i'm hard! I cant take the herbal stuff because I get other bad side effects with my rx meds. I even took testosterone injections. It didn't do squat. I haven't been laid in 7 years! BUT I am not locked up in a nut house!!!
So I can't help you. Sorry!
if you have also generalized anxiety disorder I would strongly advice you pregabalin/Lyrica. But it's not for panic disorder. While taking pregabalin/Lyrica maybe the dose of the AD must not be increased if it helps and so the libido effects will not increase by taking a higher dose of duloxetine.
It has no really effects on libido. It is no antipressant and can generally be combined with ADs, but please consult with you doctor first before taking it to check all possible interaction effects with all your medicamentation(s) you may have.
The standard Wellbutrin is most commonly given but others exist too like Pramipexole, Adderall. Ritilin, and Abilify pretty much thing that increases dopamine
Hi there, i am on Pristiq for all those symptoms and my wife is on a different medication and
we are doing great for anxiety / depression and her libido is switched on when we do it!
some medication these days do work on a trial basis and if an alternative medication may work until
problem is found?
Some people add Wellbutrin to the mix to help with libido. You can google antidepressants least likely to cause sexual side effects. You may talk to your doctor about lowering the dose to see if that still works for your anxiety but helps your libido.
Hope you find the answers you are looking for.
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