I’ve been on antidepressants for years, and now that my boyfriend and I have passed the honeymoon phase, I have no sex drive. Help! A
It’s true that some antidepressants can decrease libido in women. Switching to a NON-SSRI antidepressant may help, suggests ob-gyn Amanda Meulenberg, MD. But keep in mind that new meds can take a few weeks to fully take effect, so talk to your doc first about any possible side effects during the switch over. There’s also a chance that what you’re feeling isn’t Rx-related. After all, when you’ve been dating someone for a while, as amazing as he may be, getting all hot and bothered can take a little more coaxing than in the early days. That’s where fantasy and foreplay come in. Recall past sexy-times with your man to get yourself in the mood, and spend ample time kissing and touching to get a sexy scene that’ll jump-start that honeymoon phase all over again.