Posted by TSA West on April 27, 2002, at 3:40:12
In reply to Anyone NOT have sexual side effects with SSRIs?, posted by Joe_12 on April 26, 2002, at 12:52:21
Zoloft (sertraline) may be better than SSRI's when it comes to sex:
"The results of this study provide evidence that sertraline and paroxetine have equivalent efficacy during both short-term and continuation therapy for depression in the outpatient setting. Both drugs were well-tolerated, but there was a tendency for patients receiving paroxetine to report higher rates of adverse events than patients receiving sertraline. The higher rates of constipation, dry mouth, tachycardia, orthostatic dizziness, micturition problems, and palpitations may be attributable to the higher anticholinergic effect that has been noted for paroxetine.14, 15 The higher incidence of drowsiness, fatigue, tremor, weight gain, and SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION reported by patients receiving paroxetine are consistent with previous reports 16-20 and have been hypothesized to be a consequence of lowered dopaminergic tone."
--J of Clin Psychopharmacology, December 2000
"...and I talk to God, and I remember from when I was young: faith, hope, and love are 3 things that He gave us; but the greatest is _love_." TSA WESTern Territory