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What causes loss of libido in people with fibromyalgia?

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Some fibromyalgia medications, such as duloxetine (Cymbalta) and milnacipran (Savella), as well as SSRI antidepressants like paroxetine (Paxil) and sertraline (Zoloft), may lower your sex drive. Talk to your doctor. A change of medication or your dose may help. But don’t stop or make any changes to your medicines unless your doctor tells you to.

Also, for some people, the symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as pain, fatigue, anxiety, and stiffness, keep them from wanting to have sex. Learning to manage these symptoms with medications, exercise, and lifestyle habits may help.

From: Fibromyalgia and Sex WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." Baldini, G., Andrade, P., Alqualo-Costa, R, Gallinaro, A., Lage, L. , September 2003. McIlwain H. and Bruce, D. , Holt, 2007.


Arthritis and RheumatismThe Fibromyalgia Handbook

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." Baldini, G., Andrade, P., Alqualo-Costa, R, Gallinaro, A., Lage, L. , September 2003. McIlwain H. and Bruce, D. , Holt, 2007.


Arthritis and RheumatismThe Fibromyalgia Handbook

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

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