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04 Sep 2007

Anti-depressants and sex
Dear Doc
I'm a 29 year old female taking anti-depressants. My problem is that since I started this medication I've experienced a few problems sexually. I battle to get aroused, I suffer with dryness, and it takes me ages to reach orgasm if I'm lucky enough to have one, and when I do, it's not earth shattering at all. Is there anything I can take or use to make me more sensitive?
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01 Jan 0001

This is always a probelm with antidepressants. I presume that you are taking an SSRI. If it is possible, a differnt class of antidepressants may have fewer side effects. It sometimes works to skip a day when you are planning to have sex, but you should discuss this with your psychiatrist.

Best wishes
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