Bupropion & Decreased Sex Drive?
Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:54 AM
Age mid 20's
Diagnosed bipolar (no specific type - more of Type II IMO)
ADHD & LD symptoms all my life, have been taking 5-10mg Dexedrine spansules for 3 months
Have been taking 150mg Lamictal for mood stabilizer for about 11 months.
I took Bupropion for about 6 months to curb smoking. I was diagnosed BP, but honestly I'm not totally convinced but who knows?
I went up in dose from 50 > 75 > 150 > 300 and stayed at 300 for most of the duration. I found that my sex drive became increasingly deficient to the point where I did not even think about the opposite sex. I didn't *********, become aroused (literally) look at women etc.
After I weaned off the Bupropion I thought my sex drive would come back, but it's been 6 months and there's only been a very small 'improvement' in that area.
It could be that the Lamotrigine has me so 'neutral' that my libido is just that- neutral. I remember prior to the mood stabilizer I would have short bouts of hypo sexuality (more frequent *************)
Anyone have a similar experience? ZERO libido?
Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:45 PM
The Dexidrine or Lamictal (or the combination) maybe affecting your libido. Consult with your pdoc for feedback and advice.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:51 PM
It's relatively uncommon to have sexual side effects at all on wellbutrin, but since it does mess with those neurotransmitters and hormones and junk, there's always a possibility of something changing.
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:31 PM
You've been on two other meds for under a year, so maybe those have something to do with it. It's hard to pinpoint what med is responsible for what when you're on more than one. Hopefully as you continue to adjust to your meds, your libido will return.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 11:27 AM
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:50 AM
I am very new to wellbutrin. It has been almost two weeks now.
Just over six months ago, I ended a relationship when my depression took a turn for the worst.
Now for the fist time in over half a year I am feeling it return.
It could just be the depression fading away though.
I have not felt like myself for a long time.
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