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Re: effexor and sexual side effects

Posted by BTR on May 26, 2004, at 10:27:13

In reply to effexor and sexual side effects, posted by appleberry on May 26, 2004, at 8:43:56

I was on effexor for about 3 months and during that time period I did notice a decreased libido and sensation as well. I was taking around 150 mg a day. I am not sure if taking a smaller dose on the day you plan to have sex will help or not because the effexor is already in your system and one day of decreasing the amount may not due much. If this is a big problem for you there are some options to consider:
1. Wellbutrin has been known to increase libido and sexual function.
2. Take as little Effexor as you need to maintain your quality of life and this will decrease the side effects.
Hope you find what works. The best course of action is to talk to your doctor and get his/her opinion. Hope all works out.
I got off the Effexor because if did nothing for my anxiety(actually made it worse) and the side effects were to much to deal with...weight gain, decrease libido, etc.





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