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Re: bromocriptine

Posted by Nohope on July 23, 2004, at 3:15:02

In reply to Re: bromocriptine Nohope, posted by Questionmark on July 21, 2004, at 20:26:39

Hi Questionmark,

> But yeah, if reboxetine (well, it would have to be atomoxetine/Strattera, since reboxetine is not available here in the U.S.)

I don't know anything about the pharmacology of Strattera and have never used it, so I can't say whether they are 'interchangeable' with respect to their sexual effects. You can't import reboxetine legally into the US?

> i did not know that it had the tendency to produce those effects.

It certainly has been unique in that respect.

> One side effect that i would be concerned about, however-- that i think i remember people on Strattera complaining about-- is erectile difficulties. Needless to say, that would obviously not be worth it. Did you have problems with this on reboxetine, if you don't mind saying?

Unfortunately, yes, but that does not mean it would happen to you. More importantly, there *may* be an antidote if it does happen. Urinary hesitancy is common on reboxetine (an adrenergic effect on the prostate, I believe) and there was a report that this could be effectively treated with tamsulosin (sp?), an alpha blocker. There was a guy posting here by the name 'Happy Harri' (I think) who used it and apparently cured his erectile dysfunction when on reboxetine. He seemed very pleased. I have no reason to doubt this because my erectile problems were definitely vascular: my dude was just too damn tight to let any blood in. In any case, alpha blockers are being seriously researced as anti-impotence agents (I believe yohimbine is also an alpha blocker). In short, somehow my erectile dysfunction on reboxetine felt very different to SSRI type and an alpha blocker may work. I don't know if they are compatible with MAOIs.

I discovered Harri's post a while after I discontinued reboxetine, so I didn't try it. In any case my premature ejaculation was so bad a hard erection would have been little use. Boy, did my libido skyrocket though.

> Also, if you don't mind taking the time, could you tell me how long you were on reboxetine and some of the other effects (esp. side effects) it had on you? And also, what are your diagnoses/ psychiatric "problems"?

Reboxetine felt much more like a stimulant than an antidepressant to me. It was excellent for energy and motivation, but the flipside of this was rather bad insomnia and reduced need for sleep. Also I felt wired and jittery. No weight gain or brain fog. Some sweating. All this stimulation is no good for someone with severe panic disorder such as myself so I had to ditch it after a few months.

> Thanks again. i really appreciate it.

No problems. Best of luck.




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