How can I regain interest in sex?
I have been having libido issues for a while now. I am taking the antidepressant citalopram and the problem has got worse. It keeps me from sleeping properly as well. Also, when I do get an erection, there is not much feeling so I lose interest. I have seen a doctor, but she did not recommend any other medication. I tried person-centred counselling for a short while. I am single, volunteer and keep fit. Depression can cause reduced interest and enjoyment in sex, but antidepressants can also have an adverse effect on the libido, sometimes causing delayed ejaculation. Go back to your GP (or perhaps a different one) and ask if you could try a different medication. You should also ask about Viagra or Cialis to help with getting and maintaining an erection. Ask to be referred to a specialist to discuss this issue and to have your testosterone levels checked, too. It is good that you do voluntary work and keep fit, but I wonder if you have a job to keep you busy and raise your self-esteem? You should also try counselling again with a different therapist.