Sertraline and sex drive

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Hi all, Having anxiety depression etc is enough to make your sex drive low, add to that Sertraline and it disappears. I've just had a massive row with my g/f, I have told her several times that because of my illness and medication my sex drive is virtually non existent, it's not just sex I don't feel like doing its everything. I just done my best to explain to her (not for the first time) how I feel, the zero sex drive, the worthlessness, the "what's the point in getting out of bed" the suicidal thoughts/visions I get when I walk past a tree, to which she responded by saying "oh u need to be sectioned then" in a less than heartfelt way, this has literally destroyed me, just a few words I know but it's broken me. It's also finally made me realise that after trying my best to help myself for 27 years I was probably born to be an anxiety sufferer/depressive person, after all I've tried citalopram for 18 years, psychotherapy for 12 years, Prozac for 6 months, Sertraline for 5 months, acupuncture, kinesiology, cbt, a dietitian and £3000 on a so called anxiety retreat centre..... All to no avail. My mother passed away 2 years ago and I have no children so suicide for me has sadly now become a viable option. I'm immensely proud to have reached 47 and a half years of age, an achievement I'm genuinely proud of, probably my only achievement. Take care everyone..... Luke xx

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    Please dont think suicide is the only way through this sad breaks my heart to think that you feel thats your only option! I know its terrible, my anxiety is so so bad i lost my dad last may and i dont think il ever get over it. Like you iv tried a few things. Please dont do this
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    Luke please don't feel alone. Maybe you could go back to your doctor and try another medication as maybe sertraline isn't working for you.

    I know it's hard trying to get people close to understand what's going on for you. My boyfriend always says the classic line "you have nothing to

    Be depressed about" but if only it was that simple!!! Stay strong.

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    i have tried everything from legal to illegal drugs in the past to try and lift my depression and anxiety. i feel like the only thing that really works is doing somekind of enjoyable daily exercise you enjoy. one that really tires your mind and body out, otherwise i think you can get trapped in a kind of analysis paralysis bubble with so much information out there on depression and anxiety. too much info overload can be overwhelming and add to your low thoughts.  i wish you luck mate, and stay safe.
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    I was really worried to read you message. As a sufferer from anxiety panic attacks and depression I know the thoughts you get. I was with my ex partner for 13 years and he had no understanding. He got annoyed when I struggled and just told me to sort my head out. After 13 years I took the bravest step I would ever make and asked him to leave. I struggled badly for the first few months but felt some relief. I have since met a lovely man who cares deeply and although he cannot fully understand he is there for me and comforts me. Do not think your life is not worth living because someone is that heartless to not support you. Choose another life...With someone who deserves you. Take care x

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