Posted by guyndenver on August 6, 2003, at 0:47:55
In reply to re: lexapro's sexual and anxiety side effects » billy-b, posted by lil' jimi on August 6, 2003, at 0:26:47
hi jim (and billy), its me again.
I guess that furthers my point about the studies and the so called results for sexual side effects. Guy, I have tried them all - effexor, wellbutrin, paxil, prosac, remeron, celexa and this list goes on. They all showed se's in me - and it's not like I didn't give them a fair shot. Wellbutrin was, perhaps, one of the worst for me. I not only experienced the so called anorgasmia but if and when I did finally reach orgasm, it was like passing razor blades it was so painful. I am very happy for those out there that are in the minority and do not experience se's (and, in spite of what the drug manufacturers say, I do believe you are in the minority). Perhaps someday there will be an answer for the rest of us!
I did find something else interesting in my browsing - don't remember the site I read it on, but apparently some docs are suggesting "drug holidays" so that if you know you are going to have sex on Saturday, stop taking the drug long enough to be able to have sex and then start back up. Sheesh! Can you imagine? So you go through withdrawls for three or four days to have sex and go through all the startup crap again? What are these docs thinking? Obviously these docs have never taken ssri's themselves!
> hi billy,
> you wrote:
> > Hi-This is my first posting and I am very gratefull that this forum is available as I have never taken AD's Before. About 5 weeks ago I started on wellbutrin and began to experience sexual se's right away. The last two of those 5 week's I began taking lexapro as well. From what I have read I dont need to describe the feelings one gets after being chemically castrated. Aorgasmia, as it has been called here, is one of the single most wierd things that has ever happend to my body. Yes I will give it some more time for my system to adapt but I'm doubtfull. So, for what it's worth,thats what's happening to this male who does not have a problem discussing sexual se's especially with any so-called researcher's from a drug co. Thank's I vented. Now I have to decide if the trade-off is worth it. I feel so much better now but at what expense?
> > Take Care billy
> i had the impression that wellbutrin got prescribed because it has good profile for sexual SEs ... ... which must reveal how little i know about wellbutrin ...
> ... i'd never taken any AD before lexapro ... ... can only go by what i read on the board here ... pretty common combination: lex w/ well ... ... sounds like your doc has tried to get your neurotranmitters stable on welbutrin first, before introducing the lexapro ...
> ... joebob was on depakote for 2 weeks before starting lex ... ...
> anorgasmia any longer than i had it is rough, and a depressing trade-off for depression (!) ... ... from what i've read posted, i know that viagra is NOT beneficial for anorgasmia ... more like torture, they say ....
> hang in there ... keep us posted .... like to know how you're doing ...
> take care,
> ~ jim
> p.s. And Welcome to the pBabble message board(s) !
> Great to have you join our merry band of posters and postees ... appreciate your contribution(s) and glad to have you post with us ...
> ... ... i was about to freak out with SEs when i found this resource .... .... i have benefited immeasureable from this board and these posts ... ... i try to give back a little for how much these people have helped me ...
> ~ j