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Re: Luvox

Posted by saint james on December 30, 1998, at 20:06:46

In reply to Re: Luvox, posted by Matt on December 19, 1998, at 2:15:49

> Anafranil can cause both weight gain and sexual disfunction (erectile disfunction and difficulty achieving orgasm). Luvox can have both of these effects, too, though probably more people will experience them (to a greater extent) with Anafranil than with Luvox (esp. the weight gain). Anecdotally Luvox is better than the other SSRIs with sexual disfuntion, but there also is anecdotal evidence it's not as effective an antidepressant.
> But, the claim that it causes no sexual disfunction is false--like the other SSRIs, it has its share of sexual side effects.
> Best,
> Matt

James here....

Anafranil is related to the TCA's (it may be one but I am in a hurry and dont have time to surf)
It has all the side effects of a TCA only worse....the TCA's were well known for weight gain and loss of sexual drive or functioning. ( the way it effects men in functioning is varied...I have heard of the common problems of erection and resolution and some unusual ones on TCA's) Probably these problems will be greater on Anafranil than the other TCA's. Good luck in finding an AD with no sexual sideeffects...even in the ones that report no sideeffect (sexual) I know people who report it. I moved off TCA's because after 10 yrs I realized I had become a monk/eunic to effexor and remerom...reported to have little sexual sideeffects. I find they do have some...but clearly much less than TCA's and prozac. As to the weight gain issue...Virgina..there are no AD's than don't cause weight gain in some (most) people ! YOu are better off countering this with diet and exersise
than trying to find the right pill.





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