I am 26 and have been married for 5 years. after our second child my wife was diagnosed with rebound headaches. and her doctor has her on a few pills one is fluoxetine which is generic for prozac. it helps her with the stress and her head. the only bad thing is that her sex drive is almost non existant. Now don't get me wrong i am very very happy that it is helping her and she dosent have that much pain in her head and its helping with stress. but i just miss her and i mean i miss being intimate with my wife. i just wanted to know if anyone knew of a pill that might take care of the sex drive side effect or any advice someone might have
Mainly all depression medications cause this effect. You must be strong and support her... besides depression itself decreases the need to have sex.
I went out with a woman who took prozac, same thing.
Now if the medication is making her feel happy... you just have to be there to support her.
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Hi, I'm not making assumptions, but the worst thing you can do in this situation is to create any pressure regarding wanting sexual relations. I'm sure that your partner feels just as frustrated as you. Doing things loving, romantic, etc, but with no alterior (sp?) motive other than wanting to 'spoil' her will make her feel relaxed, comfortable and happy, and can often lead to something more even though it wasn't 'considered'.
Give her massages, run her a nice bath, offer to wash her back! Candles, music, watching a film in bed, all good.
FYI, and I probably shouldn't advocate this, but Viagra can also work on women, increases the sex drive!
If all fails, you can consider a couples 'therapy' or consult a Dr for an alternative anti-depressant or an added medication that can counteract the prozac effects.
Antidepressants are natorious for loss of sex drive. I totally understand. I've been on pretty much every antidepressant, including Prozac. I'm now on Effexor. My doctor added Wellbutrin to my drug coctail and it helps with not only sex drive but with anxiety. It is also good for neck and back pain... at least it was for me.
I do agree though, don't push her, but maybe say something like you were doing research for anxiety and found that Wellbutrin is a good drug to take to help offset many side effects of antidepressants (because it is). That may make her feel less pressured. Oh, and it also helps many lose weight and quit smoking too. Almost any girl will be willing to take something that would help them lose weight. I was!
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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