Re: Can sexual side effects from SSRIs subside with time?
I had this problem when I first tried antidepressents, and stopped taking them. The side effects did stop, but I stopped the meds as soon as I noticed a problem A few years later, I finally was in such bad depression, it did not matter anymore about side effects. But, to my surprise, I didnt have any. I have been taking Luvox (fluvoxamine) for the last 5 years. And this is the same med that gave me the side effects. Im not sure if it was the way I started the meds this time, or what caused the side effects to be absent. I started very slow on the doseage, and slowly went up. I take 200 mg daily, and have been for almost 5 years. The first time I had a bad experience with Luvox, the Dr. told me the sexual side effect was one of the main effects of the drug, which I knew nothing about at the time. I dont know how or why im not effected, the only thing I did differently was start out very slow. And the reason I did this, was to try to establish when the side effects would start, and monitor my meds. This worked for me, maybe helpful to others. I was very sensitive to the side effects, and havent had any since I started taking the meds again.