will xanax affect my libido?

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  1. tatman523

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    i got xanax and i will be using .25mg every night. does anybody think it will affect my libido?
     
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    I have used it for over 3 years, Sometimes
    I will use 2 pills sometimes 1/2 pill, And lately I rarely use it unless
    my mind is racing and I know I wont get any sleep till i do.

    No I have a one track mind, Its on pussy all the time.
    No loss of libido here.

    Hiker
     
  3. Bluesy

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    You shouldn't have any issues, hon. The only psychotropics you have to watch out for are the SSRIs/SNRIs. (SSRIs in particular are notorious for dampening sex drive, though that doesn't mean they have that effect on everyone.)
     
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    thanks guys
     
  5. Tommyhot

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    Well, I started on Paxil 3 years ago and now take Lexapro and they both effected my libido a bit AND make it hard to orgasm. Good for the lady but not for me. I have anxiety/panic attack disorder and Lexapro does help.
     
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    That sounds familiar: Paxil and Lexapro are SSRIs, and they have a rep for causing loss of libido and/or anorgasmia (delayed, or inability to, orgasm). Many docs will prescribe a small dose of Wellbutrin to counteract this effect, so you might want to talk to your doc about it. If you suffer solely from PD/GAD, there are other non-antidepressant meds you can try that may work just as well, if not better. Benzos (e.g. Xanax) are first-line anxiety meds that won't cause sexual SEs. In fact, Xanax is specifically indicated for panic disorder (I can attest that it works like a charm!).

    General practitioners are the worst docs for prescribing psychiatric meds; they just aren't that informed about them. If you really want the best possible meds for a MI, see a psychiatrist--that's their field of expertise.
     
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    what do they do? like what u take it for
     
  8. Bella

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    My other half takes them & sometimes it does. :(
    We always manage to work around it though! :cheer
    ~Bella
     
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    Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that :( I'm so surprised...this is the first time I've heard of a benzo causing libido problems. I looked it up and, sure enough, "decreased libido" is listed in the side-effects profile. Well, that sucks!
     
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    It's not really that bad.
    It happens once in a blue moon & we manage to work things out.
    We are good at communicating with each other Bluesy.
    I think more so because of what we both witnessed with our parents? :shrug
    ~Bella
     
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    I take lexapro and it hasen't affected my libido. It does delay my orgasm a bit but that something my wife and I can live with.