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Antidepressants ruining my libido



New member
Jan 24, 2020
I have been on antidepressants (Citalopram 10mg) for over 2 years now and they have greatly helped with my depression. However I am at the point now where I feel I am terrified of having sex with my boyfriend. We’ve been together for 3 years and when we first got together I wanted sex all the time, but now it honestly terrifies me and I become so scared when I know it might be about to happen. I am honestly so worried and a complete mess because it’s getting worse and I don’t want my boyfriend to think I don’t love him or I’m not attracted to him, because I am, more than anything in the world. I’m scared for my relationship and that my sex drive will never be there ever again. I’m absolutely terrified :(


Jan 29, 2020
Hi Amy, I am new to this group so not sure if I’ll be of much help.

I was just reading your post and have felt like this in the past although I haven’t taken anti depressants. When you speak about you and your partner having sex you mention you feel terrified and become scared - what is it that worries you the most? I think that in all new relationships people have a desire for sex more than what you would when the relationship becomes long term - the honey moon period seems to ware off.
Im sure that you’r partner will understand how you feel, have you tried speaking about this with them? Maybe that would make you feel a bit better. Take care. Holly xx