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How do I suppress my sex drive? My husband is recovering from

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How do I suppress my sex drive? My husband is recovering from an illness and recovery will take months. I realize it is wrong to expect relations with him during this time.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  MN Psychiatrist replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I am a psychiatrist.
I'm sorry to here about this situation.
The short answer to your question is to take an SSRI (serotonin) antidepressant. I say this because the pretty reliably decrease peoples' interest in sex. Examples of such medications are: Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, etc. They may be taken for any length of time, and when they are stopped, sexual interest returns to normal.
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