Losing That Loving Feeling

When I first started going out with Jacques, I had a strong desire for him. My body ached for him. I couldn’t wait to get home.

Then, the antidepressants kicked in.

I feel dead inside. When I try to masterbate, there is absolutely no response “down there”.

Jacques is also on antidepressants so that makes two of us. We just feel no desire for each other.

Of course, we still feel love for each other. We take care of each other. I look at him and view him as a lifetime companion.

But I mourn the loss of my sexuality.

This was a problem with Grant and I and it did put a major strain on our marriage.

I know I have to stay on antidepressants. I am still fighting depression and I need to take them in order to be a good mother to Dylan.

Has your sex life suffered as a result of antidepressants? Did you ever consider going off them?

How do you handle this with your spouse or significant other?

Any advice is appreciated.


Photo courtesy of Long Shots Blues.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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