Ask your pharmacist
Isobel over at ChronicBabe found out from watching Showtime that the antidepressant Celexa was the likely culprit in her loss of libido. Her doctors didn’t mention anything till she asked, and then didn’t seem to be particularly knowledgeable. Patients assume their doctors know a lot about medications, but that’s often not the case.
A readily available resource that is often overlooked is the pharmacist. Pharmacists typically have six years of training about drugs and know an awful lot. If the local pharmacy doesn’t have a private consultation area, ask the pharmacist for his or her card and give them a call from home. Pharmacists vary in their counseling skills, but it shouldn’t be hard to find one you are comfortable with. What’s more, they don’t charge for consultations and are easy to get hold of.May 1, 2006