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Re: Side effects of Zoloft, Paxil, and Effexor XR

Posted by Debi on August 26, 2000, at 3:09:11

In reply to Side effects of Zoloft, Paxil, and Effexor XR, posted by David on September 30, 1998, at 19:31:13

> I suffer from chronic depression; and have been working
> with my physician on finding a anti-depressant that
> works. He first put me on zoloft. It worked, but had a
> couple of side effects--a high state of nervousness and
> sexual dysfunction. Next, we tried Paxil. It didn't work
> and still had the same side effects. Now I'm on
> Effexor XR. Again I have the same side effects, only the
> sexual dysfunction is not as severe as with the other two
> medications, it is still cause for concern.

> The nervousness I can live with; the sexual dysfunction I
> can live with for a little while (short term I'd rather
> not be depressed than be sexually active; long term I'd
> rather not be depressed and be able to have sexual relations)

> Is there any antidepressant out there that might not have
> these side effects?

> David

David, there aren't to many anti-depressants that will leave you with a sex drive. I have been on zoloft since 1986 and it killed mine. I have talked to my shrink and he just shrugs his shoulders and laughs.
Debi


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