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I have no more sex drive!

By Anonymous March 29, 2012 - 2:10am
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I'm 21 years old and have been on depo provera for around 3 years now. It has never affected my sex drive and I can't imagine it is now suddenly. It's like I just am never in the mood to have sex anymore. I used to have sex several times a week, at one point, I was having sex with my partner every day. I started taking Zoloft in September of 2011, but I stopped taking it in November 2011 and not long after, my sex drive seemed to return to mostly normal. It's just within the past month that my sex drive is gone again. I don't know what could be causing the problem. I must also admit, that I have been suffering with random spurts of depression recently too. It comes on suddenly and usually lingers several hours to a whole day before I feel like my normal self again. This has been happening pretty regularly lately and I'm not quite sure what is going on. I haven't had a period in over a year, so I can't imagine it's any form of PMS either. Can anyone shed any light on the situation? Also, I had my thyroid a few months ago and all my levels are normal, so that rules that out.

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Hi Anonymous,

I think you hit the nail on the head and already know what is causing your loss in libido.

Depression can differ from person to person. Some people have only a few symptoms, while others have many.

Symptoms can change over time and may include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
  • Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Feeling tired
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Trouble sleeping, waking up too early, or oversleeping
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Thoughts of death or suicide with or without suicide attempts
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Physical symptoms that defy standard diagnosis and do not respond well to medical treatments

There is no blood test or diagnostic test for depression. The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, giving special attention to:

  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Family members who have or have had depression
  • Sleep patterns
  • Previous episodes of depression


The doctor may also perform specific mental health exams. This will help get detailed information about your speech, thoughts, memory, and mood. A physical exam and other tests can help rule out other causes.


Wishing you the best,


March 29, 2012 - 7:57am
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