Women with low serotonin symptoms are often prescribed one of the popular anti-depressant medications called SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) . These medications help you preserve your existing serotonin. They act by keeping serotonin active in your brain longer
They do not actually help you make more. Prozac (flouxetine) was the first SSRI on the market, and many others are now available. Common brand names include Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro. Even through SSRIs have vastly improved and even saved the lives of millions, they do not have side effects, some of which can be fatal. A frustrating yet common drawback of SSRIs is that they can drastically dampen your sex drive. The types of food you eat, the supplements you take and the exercises and activities you do all can help you recover your serotonin.