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Husband,depression and sex
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Anon_168275 posted:
Can someone help me with my latest problem? Husband is on (some generic) Klonopin, Effexor, Lithium and Remeron. All lower dosages. No sex drive... NONE. Klonopin is 2mg/daily, remerom is 15mg at nighttime, elithium is 600mg daily and Effexor is not a high dose. Maybe 375?? Sorry, can't look as he is in kitchen. We have no sex life at all. Is this normal?
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itmatsb responded:
Yes, it can be the medications or from his depression. Is his depression really gone? First of all, 375 is a very high dose of Effexor, unless you really mean 37.5 mg. Even that dose could affect his sex drive. I changed my Effexor to the upgraded Pristiq and got most of my sex drive back. Also 2mg of Klonopin is not a small amount. I take 0.5 mg of Klonopin for example. I'm not familiar with Lithium and Remeron. If your husband switched to Pristiq, he would have a higher dose than the 37.5 mg of Effexor, but it might let him taper off some of his Klonopin and Remeron. Plus it could help his depression which could also be a cause of the sex drive problem. Have him talk to his psychiatrist about his problem. That's the best solution.


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