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mayansun 09-29-2004 01:14 PM

SSRI's and Sex
 
I know this topic has floated around this board. I just started taking Zoloft (tried Celexa for a month but made me feel horrid) and have had difficulty in both interest and ability relative to sex. My psychiatrist mentioned that if that continues to be a problem there are ways to work around that, I'm not sure what he means by that.

Has anyone else had this and found ways to improve it? I'm only on 25mg right now so I don't think it is a dosage issue.

jeffster 09-29-2004 02:04 PM

Re: SSRI's and Sex
 
It might be useful if you told everyone if you were male or female. For me, I'm on effexor and I'm male. I don't have a reduced sex drive but my endurance has gone up leaps and bounds. Best side effect EVER!!!!! Anyway, sometimes those types of side effects go away over time as your body gets used to the medication.

Jeff

rucnateb 09-29-2004 06:56 PM

Re: SSRI's and Sex
 
I was taking paxil cr and stopped 2 months ago.Iam a female and since I stoped I have got my sexlife back :) before that It was totally gone. :eek:


maria

mudhound 09-29-2004 07:29 PM

Re: SSRI's and Sex
 
I'm to young to lose this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nimzo 09-29-2004 07:33 PM

Re: SSRI's and Sex
 
I am a male diagnosed with schizophrenia. I am on an antipsychotic called Risperdal and also take Xanax for anxiety. I , too , have had a reduced sex drive directly related to taking these medications. I, differ from you though, in that my sexual performance has not been affected. You stated that your doctor said there may be ways to gain your sex drive back. Hope he can help, if so reply to this thread and let me know what he says. Good Luck! ;)

mayansun 09-30-2004 10:24 AM

Re: SSRI's and Sex
 
Good point, I'm female

vegasgirlkelly 10-01-2004 05:29 PM

Re: SSRI's and Sex
 
My friend (female) was on Zoloft and she had to get off of it because of lack of sex drive too.


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