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   Posted 2/23/2010 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Post Edited (Bohemian) : 6/20/2010 12:07:36 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 2/23/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep -- you hit on it, Bohemian. Antidepressants are the culprits. Actually, inappropriate sex drive is a symptom of mania, not something everyone experiences, and not all the time. But AD's kill the libido. It does get better with time, but it's hard. Don't question your diagnosis over one symptom. Remember everyone's differenet.

Stay away from that roommate! :-)

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   Posted 2/23/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
First and foremost, congrats on kicking the drugs and booze for 19 months. That is a great accomplishment and something you should be very very proud of.

Now the sex this is very different from case to case. Some of us here are very very sexual, and manias just push us over the edge into destructive behavior (IE Looking at the roommate). LO L LOL LOL I have been on an anti depressant and came off it and halfed my bipolar meds becasue i had NO, NONE, ZIP NADA sex drive. Once i did my interest came back but so did the cravings. However i am on the good side of control, but from time to time i get bad impulses (about every 2 months) and i have to take some extra bipolar meds to keep it under control.

I agree with Serafena that its probally the antidepresent that is messing you up, however i did notice my bipolar meds also did have some effect also.

Well good luck and keep posting. Thats what we are hear for.


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   Posted 2/23/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
thats a good way of saying it, hungry but without the apatitite. (ok, spelling was never my strong suit) LOL LOL smilewinkgrin

I AM going thru that right now, i want more and unique sexual experiences. However my wife is on anti depresentants and has zero sex drive, maybe even negative sad :-) . SO here i am living with things running thru me that tell me to go have sex, but at the same time i am trying so, so hard to be a good husband. SIGH, its never easy. I'm just working on the wait and see aproach because this is such a tough issue. I could start u the anti depresants again to help kill the desire, but that feels like im killing a huge and important part of who i am.

And as always i try to keep an eye on the future and i do practice safe sex. Not only to protect myself but to protect my wife. And i have told her that if i get to a point that i dont have control i will get a divorce from her so i dont hurt her with an affair again.

But why oh why do people of such different appittites end up together? Than again, if it wasnt one thing wrong it would be another. Maybe thats why my cats and dog are so important to me, they never let me down.

Thanks for listening
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