I am a 30 year old female on 150mg xr. I have no sexual desire anymore. I also don't have any desire to lay next to my husband or show any affection to anyone other than my four year old son. I was on Paxil which was so sedating and took away my libido then I went to Wellbutrin and Prozac which gave back my sex drive then switched to Effexor which has been the best medication minus no sex drive. But I don't care that I have no urge. I also don't care that it bothers my husband. I consider this to be a positive of the drug as I used to worry about every little thing my husband said. That being said it might sound that I have no interest in my husband but I do. I just don't care to have sex or even masturbate as I used to do both all the time. Hope that answers your question a little bit
1 Oct 2019
I currently have been on Effexor for three months. The dosage I am on is 37.5 milligrams. My sex drive has increased. Also, I handle stress better and concentrate more. I was on lexapro. After not even a month it stopped working. Has anyone else have this experience with Effexor?
1 Oct 2019
@Elsamito and Jamylah. Me too! I take 225mg/day because I'm treatment resistant and have to take the maximum dosage of my medications. I love this side effect... before I started venlafaxine I was severely depressed with an associated anxiety disorder... I couldn't be bothered with sex. Regards, Wildcat
22 May 2020
Yes, it did increase my interest in sex dramaticaly. I am 78 year old male and was taking 37.5mg. I felt like I was 30 but it became too much and interfered with my daily life. I gradually tapered off without many withdrawal symptoms. I have not lost my sex drive but it's normal now. Wish my wife was still alive.
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