Posted by novelagent on June 14, 2012, at 0:08:56
I had a doc who claimed Wellbutrin only worked on sexual dysfunction by increasing dopamine, and told me it would be pointless to try it if I was having problems still while on amphetamine, because "amphetamine increases dopamine 100 times more than Wellbutrin." I was wondering if Wellbutrin does more than just increase dopamine-- maybe it alters the way the dopamine manifests itself somehow?
And what about a dopamine agonist? Pramipexole, I think, would work the same way as Aricept, and I feel more comfortable with Aricept... would Aricept give me hope, even if amphetamine doesn't do anything for my lack of sexual interest?
I've been off Effexor for like 2 months now. No sexual interest still, no erections, even with Cialis. I'm wondering if dopamine agonists, I don't know, maybe they might just trip up some wires just the right way, so dopamine does its thing normally again?
I mean, after all, if it were just a matter of upping or lowering dopamine, dopamine agonists wouldn't make my mood so much brighter and my cognition so much stronger, and do so much for my mood (maybe acytlecholine plays a role in sexual function?)
Oh well. I hope I don't have this for the rest of my life.