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I started lexapro in December and basically lost my ability to achieve orgasm. I'm a 21 year old female in a long term relationship who has enjoyed up until this point a great sex life.

I took a break from the lexapro and today have started Prozac.

Basically, I'm trying to figure out what the chances are of this having sexual side effects as well. When it comes to the SSRI's (Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac NOT wellbutrin and non-ssri's) what have you guys experienced in terms of sex and side effects?

Is the claim these drugs destroy your sex life over-done or is it reality? Have you guys had success with one SSRI and not another in terms of maintaining your sex drive? Do all of you suffer from sexual side effects from SSRI's, or do some of you not notice a thing?

Thanks!
Hi, yes, zoloft does the same to me, and it is okay, but my husband hates it. That's why I have to get pretty desperately down before I go on medication. My husband and I will probably experience some relationship tension when I go back on it. But I have to, you see; I'm that far down, and I know that when it comes down to a choice, he'd rather have me alive.
It won't work with Prozac, but after you've been on your SSRI for a bit and you are having lots of good days, ask your doc about a meds holiday. --not a vacation.

I'm on Zoloft. It used to really make it difficult to get anywhere, but not so much difficulty anymore, and I've even been on a higher dose than when it had bothersome side effects like that.
Was on zoloft 100mg for many many years. Absolute zero drive, but could achieve orgasm, just took a while. Lots of patience from my husband, and I had to really make myself relax. The loss of drive really hurt my relationship, so I just recently switched to wellbutrin sr 150 2x day. It made me really irritable and edgy. The Dr. suggested I add Prozac 20mg to it and it has been a lifesaver. I have a libido now, energy, and a suppressed appetite. Love the combo.
Effexor, Paxil and Zoloft brought my sex life to a halt. My husband was not happy about it but he liked me happy vs. depression.

But, I switched to Wellbutrin and there was the answer.....sex is great...fI have a desire to have sex and be happy at the same time! Which means more great sex....