Can Cymbalta Lead To A Low Sex-drive?
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Your concern is a very valid one, and I can emphathize with the impact it must be having upon your life.
The following pointers may help you out -
1. The medications that you are on, are a real known reason for decreased libido. It is better to consult your prescribing doctor to change the list to ones that are known not to have such a side effect.
2. That said, if you have to continue the medications, you need to really work upon this issue actively. Some medications such as topical ( local ) estrogen creams, estrogen patches, sildanefil etc are known to enhance the libido. These are prescription medications, and you may ask your doctor to help you with that.
3. Natural supplements such as evening primrose oil, black cohosh, soy isoflavones would help, so try procuring such supplements.
4. If lubrication is an issue, try KY jelly.
5. Try couple counselling with a sexologist who would use behavioural and technical guidance to help you enjoy intercourse better as a couple.
6. Nothing replaces the chemistry you share with your husband. Foreplay is a must, spending quality time together is a must, as is communication.
Get a gynecological examination to rule out any local vaginal condition or dryness causing such issues.
However, this symptom is a part and parcel of the menopausal changes that your body goes through, with dedication and awareness, a big difference can be made.
Regular exercise and staying active will also make a big difference.
All the best.
Please feel free to discuss further.