Effexor sexual dysfunction

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There is a theory called Post SSRI sexual dysfunction. (effexor is not ssri but same ****) Many people never recovered after stopping the meds. All you can do is to give it more time and see what happens.
IF he comes off Effexor (with a supervised weaning schedule), will the sexual dysfunction improve over time or will he always have erection/ejaculation problems?
My husband is off his effexor now but I was wandering how long the sexual side effects will last because we want to try and get pregnant again and he has had irregular ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Thanks!
I take it, and I was TERRIFIED to try it with all of the horror stories. Let me say, I love it. Panic and anxiety 90% gone. No scary side effects. I am on 150mg. Started on 75mg for 6 weeks, then bumped up for the last 6 weeks or so. I have previously been on Prozac, and Paxil, and this works just as well. I quit the Prozac because it stopped working after 2 years, and the Pail made me super tired.
Unfortunately, antidepressants such as SSRI's (Serotonin-Specific Reuptake Inhibitors) -prozac, zoloft etc were found to adversely affect sexual functioning. Antidepressants such as Remeron, Serzone, Effexor were found to have minimal effects on sexual functioning. I would recommend that you discuss your concerns with a psychiatrist in detail about the options that are available.
Hello Doctor, I would like to give you a little background information about myself. As a young teen, I once urinated and ejacuated at the same time during masturbation. I contracted my PC muscles really hard to stop the flow of urine and ever since then, ejaculation has been painful throughout the PC muscle contractions so I would only masturbate to near climax, fearing that it would be even more painful if I reached climax.
I am fully convinced this is a real condition, I never once in my life even at the peak of my depression had sexual dysfunction problems, they started the day I took effexor and later zoloft. Even after being off the medications for almost a year (it will be a year at the end of November) only a little function has recovered and orgasms are not nearly as intense. I am hoping to get advice from a doctor on this board and also raise awareness of this problem among the medical community.
My hubby to be is addicted to opiates. He is on suboxone and like the rest of the sub users he has NO SEX drive. WE have sex maybe 1 time every 2-4 months, he will not discuss it without getting upset and giving up. he has made a appt for some cream or gel they offer its a testosterone cream. He as well as everyone has no libido but just for sex. I am so aggravated with this, i except the addiction and the treatment. I can't get laid ever?
sweetie, etc brings tears to my eyes, because I understand that it is not only us that go through depression and medication but also our families, they are the real soldiers that put up with our mental state and behaviour....
Effexor may have side effects such as sweating, dizziness, diarrhea, and sexual dysfunction. It may be helpful to review the possible benefits and risks of medications with your prescribing physician/psychiatrist, then make what you consider to be your best decision.
(I guess the extended release type) is sometimes used to reduce the sexual dysfunction side effects of effexor. The wellbutrin I have is just plain "wellbutrin"--not an extended release type. Could I expect better results with the extended release wellbutrin? Is there a major difference? My effexor is 75mg extended release.
Studies have shown that adding Wellbutrin to Effexor can effectively minimize the sexual dysfunction that you experience from Effexor alone. With this treatment strategy, you are still able to benefit from the antianxiety properties of Effexor. Wellbutrin is an excellent antidepressant and is very effective in the treatment of mood disorders. Although some psychiatrists have used Wellbutrin solely for anxiety, there is not enough data to support its use for treatment of panic disorder.
I have recently found an online support group with almost 500 members in it for people who have sexual dysfunction caused by antidepressants that doesnt go away after you quit the drug - ***@****
Unfortunately, stress will do nothing more than exacerbate the problem of sexual dysfunction which leads to more stress, which leads to more dysfunction, etc. Get the picture? If your boyfriend is unwilling to go to a therapist, then it will be up to you to try and either help him along with understanding and patience or to make the choice to leave him. It sounds like you aren't ready to do the latter action. Pressure is the LAST thing that he needs.
5 mg a day. Some side effects occured during this time, like increased sweating and sexual dysfunction, but all in all i was content and improved immensely. Also, seeing a therapist helps a lot. Everything was fine until 2 weeks ago. I ordered Xanax via the internet because i was about to take a plane trip and to move out of the apartment i was sharing with my boy friend at the time.
Dear Heidi The most common adverse side effects associated with Effexor usage are nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, nervousness, anxiety, sexual dysfunction etc. Abrupt discontinuation of Effexor can lead to more severe side effects - insomnia, dizziness etc. Effexor should be tapered over a week under the close supervision by a psychiatrist to avoid any withdrawal symptoms. I would recommend that he should contact his psychiatrist as soon as possible for appropriate treatment.
Is there anything out there that treats the fatigue and doesn't cause sexual dysfunction??? Why is it that these types of medication affect having an orgasm???
) I went off Paxil due to frustration over 1) somnolence (sleeping good part of weekend days away), 2) asthenia (the 5 mile run I'd done for years became a difficult chore), 3) lessened motivation (one of the good parts of anxiety, I guess), 4) sexual dysfunction and 5) weight gain (5 side-effects in one patient--not bad, eh?) Withdrawl symptoms were unpleasant but not near as crippling as I've read about (mostly brain zaps).
the safest drug is Lexapro since it has fewer side effects and no drug interactions of significance...however sexual dysfunction is not uncommon...I do want to reiterate that around here the gi docs do recommend a daily reimen of milk thistle which is a prevents and treats liver damage...I recommend all patients with hepatitis, hx of drinking, current drinking or exposure to toxic chemicals...if you want further info john has theresearch data...
I've recently been prescribed Celexa (I plan to do about 20 mg for 9 months to a year). I know that Celexa, like any SSRI, causes sexual side effects like low libido, erectile dysfunction, and anorgasmia. My question is: Will these side effects wear off after I stop the Celexa? Can anyone who has experience with Celexa or other SSRIs tell me if their sexual side effects wore off after the treatment was over?
Medications such as Amantadine, Cyproheptadine and Yohunbine are seen to be useful in patients with sexual dysfunction on antidepressants. Sexual dysfunction secondary to effexor is dose related (as the dose increases, this side effect worsens). About 12% of the population that uses effexor have either abnormal ejaculation or orgasm difficulties. If the sexual dysfunction is secondary to depression itself, it can get better once the depression is relieved by the medication.
About half of all people taking an SSRI or SNRI with experience some amount of sexual dysfunction during the first two months of using the medication. Unfortunately for about 5% of people sexual dysfunction will continue for as long as the medications is taken. Wellbutrin is an NDRI (nor-epinephrine dopamine reuptake inhibitior) and is one of only a few anti-depressant's with no documented sexual side effects.
Glad you posted. Don't choose Cymbalta. It's effectivness is way over rated. Take it from someone that has the exact same syptoms as you mentioned. Effexor XR is also an SNRI in the same class as Cymbalta and it is more effective for "most" people and has fewer side effects than Cymbalta. If I had a nickel for everyone on the forum that has posted dissapointments with Cymbalta then I would be a wealthy man.
Possible Adverse Effects of Effexor Nausea common Restlessness/ Insomnia common Weakness/blurred vision common Drowsiness/dizziness common Decreased appetite rare Sexual dysfunction rare Rash/ Itching rare High blood pressure rare You say you are currently in the process of getting your anxiety under control without med
Effexor is always stimulating, on purpose. It targets norepinephrine receptors. The fact it isn't stimulating for you is great, it means your main problem is depression, not anxiety, but the fact you're having problems means something is giving you those problems. We're just trying to help, but you must make your own decisions.
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