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When Side Effects Are A Good Thing

I don’t want to have sex. I don’t want to masturbate. I don’t think about sex, crave it, miss it, obsess over it, and guess what thank GOD!

Why? Cause I am not getting any. I don’t date, I don’t engage in one night stands, and I am not in a relationship, and for once it has allowed me to free my mind and focus on other things.

All thanks to Lexapro. When my psychiatrist told me about the potential for a diminished libido as a side effect initially, I was wary. Usually it’s the weight gain side effect that I freak over but never had a medication with a side effect that would affect my sex life so, wasn’t sure how I would feel about it.  One would think as a sexual being it would be a problem for me, but, cause I don’t have access to sex I am relieved.

And apparently it is a medication men tend to enjoy for it prolongs ejaculation but, who wants to struggle to climax in bed when it is hard enough to reach as a woman.

Sometimes hearing about side effects from a medication can ruin your chance to successfully find a medication for a mental illness. It can impede your ability to stay on track and be med compliant but, there are medications out there that have side effects that might work for you, depending on where you are in life.

If I’m not getting any anyway then why should I care if I don’t have a sex drive. Thank you Lexapro!

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When Side Effects Are A Good Thing

Erica Loberg

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Loberg, E. (2017). When Side Effects Are A Good Thing. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 16, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2017/07/12/when-side-effects-are-a-good-thing/


Last updated: 13 Jul 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Jul 2017
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