I’ve been medicated for quite some time in one form or another. In 2005 when I had my breakdown I was started on antidepressants and I think I’ve been fortunate in that they have never affected my sex drive or ability to orgasm. I know not everyone is as lucky.
When my back first started to cause me severe pain and the drs started to put me onto pain medication things did begin to change.
The medications made me sleepy or made me feel high. I was unfocused and I didn’t feel sexy especially when I started to put on weight. We still had sex but at that point in our relationship I rarely climaxed during sex.
My back pain has had more effect on our sexy life than my depression. MrH is always worried about hurting me, or doing something which later causes me pain.
After I lost weight and I began to feel sexy I wanted to have sex. Lots of sex. For the most part MrH was obliging. He would treat me so tenderly, as if he was afraid I would break, and I came to to realisation that I craved something different.
When the drs finally sorted out my medication again I was lucky that my sex drive or orgasmic ability wasn’t affected. In fact when when my pain was under control I wanted to have more sex than before. So maybe, it did affect it – but in a positive way.