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Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?

Posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 8:22:51

I started taking Zoloft a few months ago. I'm currently at 250mg. I have absolutely no side effects *except* the complete disappearance of my sex-drive. I am considering switching to another SSRI because of this. Which of the SSRIs is the worst for libido and which are the best?

Thanks.


- Scott

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?

Posted by rod on April 18, 2004, at 8:41:33

In reply to Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 8:22:51

> I started taking Zoloft a few months ago. I'm currently at 250mg. I have absolutely no side effects *except* the complete disappearance of my sex-drive. I am considering switching to another SSRI because of this. Which of the SSRIs is the worst for libido and which are the best?
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> Thanks.
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> - Scott


Dear Scott,

I cant give you an answear to this but refer to a link:

http://meds.queensu.ca/~clpsych/orientation/Antidepressant%20comparison%20Chart.pdf

It says that Zoloft has worst male sexual dysfunction. But doesnt say which has least.

Roland

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?

Posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 9:46:16

In reply to Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by rod on April 18, 2004, at 8:41:33

Thanks, Roland.


> I cant give you an answear to this but refer to a link:
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> http://meds.queensu.ca/~clpsych/orientation/Antidepressant%20comparison%20Chart.pdf
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> It says that Zoloft has worst male sexual dysfunction.

Just my luck. I didn't have a problem with any of the other SSRIs. But if it cures me of depression, I guess it is not too high a price to pay. If I'm lucky, perhaps my libido will increase as the depression lifts. Depression pretty much wiped it out to begin with.


- Scott

 

Hey Rod-Great Link! (nm)

Posted by andyboy on April 18, 2004, at 10:12:57

In reply to Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 8:22:51

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive? SLS

Posted by Sad Panda on April 18, 2004, at 13:03:40

In reply to Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 8:22:51

> I started taking Zoloft a few months ago. I'm currently at 250mg. I have absolutely no side effects *except* the complete disappearance of my sex-drive. I am considering switching to another SSRI because of this. Which of the SSRIs is the worst for libido and which are the best?
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> Thanks.
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>
> - Scott
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I think all the SSRI's would do it once you are on an effective dose. I have no Libido with Effexor, but if my wife initiates I get aroused & can perform & enjoy sex. Have you got other problems besides loss of Libido?

Cheers,
Panda.


 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive? Sad Panda

Posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 13:41:51

In reply to Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive? SLS, posted by Sad Panda on April 18, 2004, at 13:03:40

> > I started taking Zoloft a few months ago. I'm currently at 250mg. I have absolutely no side effects *except* the complete disappearance of my sex-drive.

> I think all the SSRI's would do it once you are on an effective dose. I have no Libido with Effexor, but if my wife initiates I get aroused & can perform & enjoy sex. Have you got other problems besides loss of Libido?

Fortunately, no, only libido. If one were to experience anorgasmia, what would you suggest?

Thanks for responding.


- Scott

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive? SLS

Posted by Sad Panda on April 18, 2004, at 14:41:13

In reply to Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive? Sad Panda, posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 13:41:51

> > > I started taking Zoloft a few months ago. I'm currently at 250mg. I have absolutely no side effects *except* the complete disappearance of my sex-drive.
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> > I think all the SSRI's would do it once you are on an effective dose. I have no Libido with Effexor, but if my wife initiates I get aroused & can perform & enjoy sex. Have you got other problems besides loss of Libido?
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> Fortunately, no, only libido. If one were to experience anorgasmia, what would you suggest?
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> Thanks for responding.
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>
> - Scott
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Remeron works well for me. With 75mg of Effexor I had a very delayed orgasm, 150mg was no orgasm. Added just 15mg of Remeron for sleep & my orgasm returned to normal. I am at 225mg of Effexor & 30mg of Remeron & I am very happy. I just need to get on top of my lack of drive & motivation problem which is only marginally improved.

Wellbutrin also seems like a popular choice to go with SSRI's. I'd like to try it, but can't get it here.

I saw recently on this board a female using a drug(name escapes me) that was a 5-HT1 antagonist that could be used PRN for anorgasmia. It's side effects was short term depression.

Cheers,
Panda.


 

Here's a link SLS

Posted by theo on April 19, 2004, at 12:08:53

In reply to Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 8:22:51

http://www.psychmedservice.com/SSRIs%20induced%20Sexual%20disFunction.html

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?

Posted by shadows721 on April 21, 2004, at 1:06:30

In reply to Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 8:22:51

I have been on zoloft, prozac, and lexapro. Lexapro was the worst for anorgasm and lack of sex drive for me.

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive? shadows721

Posted by Sad Panda on April 21, 2004, at 2:43:24

In reply to Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by shadows721 on April 21, 2004, at 1:06:30

> I have been on zoloft, prozac, and lexapro. Lexapro was the worst for anorgasm and lack of sex drive for me.
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Hiya :)

Which of those 3 was better for depression/anxiety & which of those 3 had the most general side effects?

Cheers,
Panda.

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive? SLS

Posted by luther on April 21, 2004, at 3:29:55

In reply to Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 8:22:51

Paxil is the worst I've experienced followed by Zoloft. Prozac actually helped.

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?

Posted by shadows721 on April 21, 2004, at 19:20:24

In reply to Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive? shadows721, posted by Sad Panda on April 21, 2004, at 2:43:24

Zoloft had the most side effects for me. Prozac was more helpful for the major depression and Lexapro is more helpful for anxiety. Prozac is the easiest to stop taking due to its long half life. Lexapro tops it for the worst sexual side effects for me.:(

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?

Posted by afatchic on April 22, 2004, at 17:27:46

In reply to Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by SLS on April 18, 2004, at 8:22:51

Prozac wiped out my sex drive permanently. I first started taking it in 1992. Back then, it wasn't common knowledge that SSRIs caused sexual dysfunction. I didn't make the connection for several years. When I finally figured it out, I quit Prozac but my sex drive didn't return.

In the past, I took Trazodone which didn't cause any sexual problems and worked well. I only switched because I thought Trazodone might be causing my weight gain. Turns out I had thyroid disease.

Also, I've read that Wellbutrin has a lower incidence of sexual side effects and that Paxil has been rated the worst.

afatchic


> I started taking Zoloft a few months ago. I'm currently at 250mg. I have absolutely no side effects *except* the complete disappearance of my sex-drive. I am considering switching to another SSRI because of this. Which of the SSRIs is the worst for libido and which are the best?
>
> Thanks.
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> - Scott

 

Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive? afatchic

Posted by luther on April 24, 2004, at 6:25:27

In reply to Re: Which SSRIs are the worst for sex-drive?, posted by afatchic on April 22, 2004, at 17:27:46

Yes, I will say from the SSRI's I had taken, Paxil was by far the worst concerning sexual dysfunction, followed by Zoloft. My experience with Prozac is that it improved my sexual performance, possibly due to lifting my depression and its stimulating effects. None of the SSRI's really worked for over 40% for my Atypical Depression, SAD and GAD. I never had relief until I found Nardil and Valium. Talk about sexual dysfunction, try Nardil, it is almost 100% effective as a birth control pill. No libido with this stuff I will assure you. With the new ineffective Nardil, my libido has returned along with all my other symptoms I take it for in the first place. Man, you just can't win for trying.


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