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Sex Drive
Jun 24, 2012

Dr Henry I have started depression medication that are very High doses Cymbalta 120mg, Seroquel 600mg, Restoril 15mg I have Clinical depression with Selective Personality Disorder and Bipolar My HIV meds are Epsicom, Norver,Reyetaz. With all these medication along with some others I have not listed, my sex drive is so not there and my wanting to to have sex is just gone and I really feel bad for my partner of 6 years has been very supportive. What are some things I can do to help with my issue. Oh say Hello to BETTY for me. Thank You

Response from Dr. Henry

Sex drive issues are common in the general population and seem more common in HIV+ patients. Low testosterone,anxiety over transmission, effects of cigarette smoking, diabetes, effects of alcohol or drugs of abuse, and side effects of presribed meds (including Cymbalta and some of your other psych meds)- all can be a factor (as well as other possibilities!). A thorough clinical evaluation is recommended. Sometimes a referral to a sex therapist or a switch off a possibly offending drug may need to be considered. KH

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