Increased sex drive on antidepressants?

Increased sex drive on antidepressants?

amplified to rock amplified to rock
I know that decreased sex drive or decreased ability to orgasm is a pretty common effect of a lot of antidepressants. But when I started on Lexapro last summer, my sex drive went off the charts! It's leveled out some since then, but it's still a net positive.

Has anyone else experienced this on an AD, especially on an SSRI?
12/16/2012
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TheirPet TheirPet
I've had decreased sex drive, unfortunately.
12/16/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
Both Lexapro and Celexa have done that to me.

More specifically, Wellbutrin (AD, but not SSRI) made me want to sit on everything. It was awesome! I was horny all the time. Bahaha.
12/16/2012
mdnght mdnght
Quote:
Originally posted by amplified to rock
I know that decreased sex drive or decreased ability to orgasm is a pretty common effect of a lot of antidepressants. But when I started on Lexapro last summer, my sex drive went off the charts! It's leveled out some since then, but it's ...
I did have that happen to me with one medication I was on for a while as a teen, except it was also coupled with a decreased ability to orgasm. It was an effing nightmare... Thankfully the meds I'm on now don't seem to affect me much either way
12/16/2012
mdnght mdnght
Quote:
Originally posted by kitty1949
Both Lexapro and Celexa have done that to me.

More specifically, Wellbutrin (AD, but not SSRI) made me want to sit on everything. It was awesome! I was horny all the time. Bahaha.
Huh, I'm on Wellbutrin, but I haven't noticed any difference... But then I'm just naturally horny all the time XD
12/16/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Zoloft absolutely killed mine while I was on it (there were YEARS in which I didn't even masturbate). I'm on Welbutrin now, which has made it "okay". When I had a period of time in which I wasn't on anything, I could get off just by thinking about sex (downside is that I wasn't pleasant enough to find anyone who wanted to take advantage of it with me). The Welbrutrin has calmed me down, but at least it hasn't killed my libido.
12/16/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've been on a couple anti-d's and seem to get every side effect except death. I've never heard of increased libido. I could have a herd of super models show up naked and it wouldn't do a thing for me.
12/17/2012
Bill220 Bill220
I'm on Celexa, Welbutrin, Neurontin and Cymbalta (yeah, it's a lot). I have decreased libido from them, not sure which though. Now I'm happy with sex 3 days per week. An additional good and bad thing is that I can go forever.
12/18/2012
kdlt kdlt
My anxiety meds tend to decrease my sex drive for a while and then kick it up a lot when I've been on them steadily for a few months.
12/18/2012
misterazor misterazor
my wife has decreased.
12/18/2012
Grellopop Grellopop
I'm on a mood stabilizer and it's been pretty high -mind you i go hard and heavy for a while then stop and go again, just depends. But i have found its easier to get aroused. ;D
12/21/2012
invisiblehat invisiblehat
I'm on Prozac, and it's basically made me unable to orgasm. Celexa did too, when I was on it. I tried all Wellbutrin all of two days, and that shot my libido sky high - I had to discontinue it for other reasons, though, and a sky-high libido is not a good thing when your boyfriend is a firm believer in no sex before marriage. (I didn't pressure him to do anything, but there was a whole lot of frustration going on in those two days, especially considering Prozac's effect on me, which I was taking at the same time. It also led to him breaking up with me.)
12/21/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Lucky! I hated how I felt when I was on it. I had a hard time getting off which was hard on both my husband and myself. Not good, so I decided to figure it out on my own. It was making me more depressed that we were struggling in that situation.
12/21/2012
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