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Re: Sexual "gotcha!" from one drug but bot another?

Posted by Cindy on November 27, 1999, at 19:09:47

In reply to Re: Sexual "gotcha!" from one drug but bot another?, posted by Jane on November 25, 1999, at 0:33:49

> the SSRIs are well known (now at least) to cause sexual dysfunction and weight gain. the sexual dysfunction is in both men and women although it would be more "noticeable" in men :-p i was on prozac and the second week i noticed a complete change in my sexual function in terms of lack of drive and also just decreased sensation to the point of almost numbness. the antidepressants that are not known to cause sexual dysfunction (due to a different mechanism of action from the SSRIs) include Serzone and Wellbutrin. Serzone is best for depression with anxiety symptoms especially if insomnia is present. I don't know wellbutrin enough (other than brief personal experience) to comment on what patient type wellbutrin is best for... it is an "activating" medication so if you're prone to the jitters it may not be ideal - again though, everyone is different!
> jane
So far, I've tried Prozac, Serzone, Luvox, Zoloft, and now Effexor. The SSRI's all interfered with sexual desire, arousal, and ability to climax, for me. Serzone didn't interfere at all but unfortunately although it decreased my depression didn't take care of OCD symptoms. Effexor so far hasn't interfered with sex. Although I'm still not yet on a therapeutic dose, I feel less depressed and the obsessions have been toned down....maybe there's hope.--Cindy




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