Thursday, July 24, 2008

Viagra counteracting antidepressant side effects in women?

Most of us have heard the negative stories of the side effects of antidepressants. Some can make us gain weight, while others make us lose our sex drive. Some really unlucky ones get both, the extra weight and the lost sex drive. Unfortunately, these side effects are enough to drive some women away from taking the medications - even if they’re badly needed

Could it be that Viagra can come to our rescue? That tiny blue miracle pill that was invented so men didn’t have to go sex-less? A small study was done (only 98 premenopausal women) that showed the women who were taking antidepressants and Viagra were more likely to experience an orgasm than those who didn’t. Unfortunately, the researchers didn’t see any changes in the desire to have sex.

While this may be hopeful for some people, the idea of taking a drug with such potential side effects seems, to me, to be a bit risky.

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