We’ve all heard of drugs that can improve one’s S3@.x:’ performance, but sadly there are some that can actually kill it.
Whenever you have that feeling you are not interested in having S3@.x:’, the culprits can be found in your medications.
It can be disheartening knowing that something that is supposed to make you healthier is negatively impacting another aspect of your life.
From simple cold to nausea to rashes, most medications can cause side effects. Here are 7 common medications and how they affect your libido:
1. Marijuana causes ej@.cul@.tion problems: Though marijuana is now considered a medication in some countries, the drug is credited with improving nausea and nerve pain.
However this drug cause problems in bed. A survey published in the Journal of S3@.x:’ual Medicine found that men who used marijuana daily were more likely to have both premature ej@.cul@.tion and delayed ej@.cul@.tion.
2. Sleeping pills can cause prolonged erections: Trazodone is an antidepressant and sedative that’s often prescribed to help people fall asleep. But the drug is also known to cause priapism an erection that lasts longer than four hours.
If you stay hard for that long, it means that blood is trapped in your Pen.!s. Without treatment, priapism can lead to severe pain, tissue damage, and even permanent ED. A study in 2015 revealed that 10 out of 13 patients taking trazodone dropped out because of its side effects, including prolonged erections. See the doctor if your erection lasts longer than four hours.
3. Painkillers can make your testosterone drop: Men who are on prescribed painkiller have their testosterone levels drop to the very lowest levels. The possible side effects are across the board for all opioids (Opioids are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain).
Opioids impair your brain’s chemicals that tell your testicles to produce testosterone, Dr. Lamm says. Low T can kill your libido and your erection.
4. Medication for blood pressure can cause erectile dysfunction: Some medications for high blood pressurenbeta-blockers and diuretics can cause ED, says Steven Lamm, M.D., the medical director of NYU Langone’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.
Beta-blockers lower BP by interfering with your sympathetic nervous system, while diuretics help relax blood vessel walls. While that’s good news for your heart, it can also reduce blood flow to your Pen.!s, making it difficult to get hard.
5. Antidepressants prevent org@.$ms: Common antidepressants which include prozac, paxil, zoloft, and lexapro can kill the mood in bedroom. One of the most common complaints among men is delayed ej@.cul@.tion which means you have trouble reaching org@.$m
An Irish study review found that up to three quarters of people on these meds experience S3@.x:’ual dysfunction.
The drugs manipulate the neurotransmitters in your brain, which can postpone your ej@.cul@.tory response. It can also lower your testosterone, which can interfere with your ability to get off.
6. Birth control pills: Oral contraceptives can lower levels of S3@.x:’ hormones, including testosterone, and therefore may also affect libido.
Non-hormonal contraceptives, such as an IUD, are good alternatives. Less popular are condoms and diaphragms. Or you can try one of the many other birth control pills available. Bear in mind that the pill can also increase your S3@.x:’ drive.
7. Anti-seizure drugs: Tegretol can be a game changer for people who have seizures and even for some with bipolar disorder. But the price can be reduced S3@.x:’ual desire.
Tegretol and other drugs like it work by preventing impulses from traveling along the nerve cells, but therein lies the problem. An org@.$m is similar to a seizure in both, sensory input triggers a body response says Dr. Goldstein. Medications that dampen nerve impulses can also reduce pleasurable sensations. In short, the things that used to stimulate you just may not do it for you any more.