Cymbalta has effected my libido…negatively effected my libido. I had previously talked about the fact that I thought my Cymbalta for depression wasn’t cutting it for me. I have discovered that I am having a negative side effect from Cymbalta: sexual dysfunction, low libido, lack of sex drive. Whatever you want to call it, I have it.
As you can imagine, having a low libido doesn’t really work out when you are in a relationship with someone that has a healthy libido. I have been taking Cymbalta for some time now and towards the end of my drug use this side effect was improving…big surprise there. I guess being messed up all the time made me oblivious to the fact that I wasn’t really into sex.
What is really weird about the whole thing is that if I didn’t have someone around me with a health libido (my husband) I don’t think I would have even noticed the problem. The only reason that it seems like a problem to me is the tension and fighting that it is causing between me and my husband.
I have to say even though I feel that Cymbalta isn’t working for my depression and now it is causing a low libido I am scared to switch antidepressants. I’m nervous that the next one won’t work either and the negative effects will be worse than the Cymbalta. Right now I am allowing myself to live in the land of the what if’s.
Even though I am nervous about it, I do have an appointment set up with someone who can adjust my medication. I’m going to try and stay positive that the next prescription will be the winner. My ideal antidepressant wouldn’t make me tired, wouldn’t make me gain weight and wouldn’t have a negative effect on my libido.
Am I looking, once again, to be able to take a pill and have everything be perfect? It may seem that way but I don’t think so. I have been told that I have depression. Since I have depression and have to take an antidepressant I just want one that I would get the most benefit from.
I think that if I stay honest with myself about what symptoms of depression I have, I won’t get caught in that “take a pill and everything will be great” way of thinking. In addition to taking medication I am also trying to make improvements in my life and to steer clear of things that are conducive to depression.
So, to my libido I say “olly olly oxen fried”. I’ll find you sucker.