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Re: Sexual side effects? Maybe some help

Posted by Elizabeth on July 26, 1999, at 8:47:08

In reply to Re: Sexual side effects? Maybe some help, posted by Roo on July 26, 1999, at 7:35:27

>I've tried cyphrodetamine (I know
>I'm not spelling that right, but it's the drug
>that supposed to have the antihistamine effect).

Cyproheptadine, or "Periactin (TM)" for short! :-) That's pretty sedating, isn't it? I've never heard of anyone who was able to stay awake to appreciate the effects!

>I've also tried L-arginine

This is one I keep hearing about...does anyone know why it's supposed to work?

>and inadvertently tried
>augmenting prozac with wellbutrin while weaning
>off prozac to switch to wellbutrin.

Wow, that's one I've heard has really worked for people (I even have evidence, though admittedly for a very small n (2) :-). It didn't help at all?

>Tried Ginko.

Haven't heard of anyone having much luck with this one.

>It seems from my layman's research
>(reading posts on this issue a couple of hours a
>day) that there's a group of people that do great
>on wellbutrin and serzone type drugs, and then
>another group who do awful on those drugs, and
>much better on the SSRI's (I'm in that camp unfortunately)

That's interesting, I hadn't noticed that trend. I think Serzone and Wellbutrin are very much "hit or miss" types of things, though.

>and I was just wondering if maybe pharmacologists
>or psychiatrists have noticed that certain sexual
>antidotes tend to be more successful with the
>people who do well on SSRI's. Like maybe we have
>similar brain chemistry or something, so maybe
>the cure for the sexual dysfunction would be
>similar too.

No, I think it's just a side effect, not so much a function of individual brain chemistry. It seems like almost everybody who takes an SSRI gets it to some extent. :-(

>Obviously, I'm not at all medically or
>clinically knowledgeable, heck I don't know.

Eh, it's not your job to be; you've got other things to worry about I'm sure!

>Sounds like all I can do is just randomly try
>different stuff and hope something will
>eventually work.

Yup. Sound familiar?

> And try not to go nuts in the meantime.

Oh yeah, that too. :-)

> I hope I'm not annoying everybody with harping on
> this subject.

I think it's of interest to many people!

I did ask my pdoc about this, and he brought in a list of things, which I don't have because we both forgot to xerox it as we'd planned.




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