Zoloft sexual dysfunction

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Avatar f tn I have sought answers from many places, but sexual dysfunction is SO vague and people seem to take the cookie cutter approach to treatment. My husband has difficulty maintaining an erection (which I realize is part of the MS). Viagra and Cialis have not helped. Despite all of this, we still have a satisfying intimate relationship. But the real problem is that we are trying to get pregnant and 5 times out of 6, he is unable to ejaculate.
410475 tn?1262945967 I was on Zoloft a few years ago, but not for very long. For me, the only side effect was sexual dysfunction - I had a very low sex drive and could not orgasm. I started taking Wellbutrin with the Zoloft to try to counter the side effect, but it really didn't work. I am now taking Effexor XR 150 mg and have noticed that it takes longer for me to orgasm, but still isn't as bas as when I was on the Zoloft. However, this medication will work differently for everybody.
Avatar n tn All side effects tend to improve with time and completely resolve when Zoloft is discontinued. Weight is generally not significantly affected while taking Zoloft. No significant interaction with caffeine is known however, you should minimize it if you have anxiety or insomnia. Hope this was helpful.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I've been on Zoloft for the past 6 months and my sexual drive has gone! Not only my libido; but it is very rare I have an orgasm anymore. Is anybody out there suffering the same side effects? If so, have you considered swithching meds?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I've read that a side-effect can be sexual dysfunction, what kind of sexual dysfunction and is it related to how big the daily dose is ? Are there any withdrawal effects ?
Avatar n tn he is 33 y/o,hes been suffering from erectile dysfunction for 3 years now and i don tknow bec we live in 2 different countries.he told me lately that hes not able to maintain an erection during any sexual intercourse.he las lost his sex drive,even when seeing a naked woman he doesnt feel anything.he is very depresssed,he has been on and off on zoloft.he s suffering from premature ejaculation.he told me that he used to overmasturbate a lot bec hes living alone and watch lots of pornmovies.
Avatar n tn About a week ago, I had a scheduled appointment with my psychiatrist and I was informed that I owed her some money and until I settled the outstanding bill, she would not see me so I was not able to get my Zoloft prescription renwed. Here's my second issue - Zoloft withdrawl.
955771 tn?1246527798 I weaned myself with no assistance from combination of Zoloft & Reboxetine (over several months), prescribed by my psychiatrist due to ED. Still I have no desire to have sex and want to know if this is a permanent condition I have to live with or will it diminish and my sexual desires will return in time? Please help me?
Avatar n tn One of the side effects of antidepressants like zoloft is sexual problems. It's really normal for your libido to decrease and you may even have times reaching orgasm. I'd search for Zoloft on either this site or drugs.com to and read up on the side effects. You should feel better that what you're experiencing is considerably normal and will go back once you're off the drugs.
Avatar f tn As to adding the wellbutrin, this is usually done when there is weight gain or sexual dysfunction, because wellbutrin is a stimulating antidepressant -- not usually for primary anxiety. But again, it's all trial and error. Some have tried to make it more scientific -- some believe eeg studies can tell which drugs will work and which won't and some think brain scans can tell something, but the evidence is weak.
Avatar n tn The only side effect that I have noticed is sexual dysfunction. That bothers me, but my husband and I agree that I am much better off taking my medication, so we try to work around it as best we can. My diagnosis is BiPolar II with OCD tendencies and anxiety. I also take between 50mg and 75mg of topamax to help with the mood swings. I have been on a pretty even keel ever since my psychiatrist prescribed this combination of medication.
Avatar n tn I was on it a year and tired of the sexual dysfunction and mental nullity- I'm a freelance writer and wrote nothing for that whole year- couldn't do it. Anyway, I tapered with Doctor's supervision and went through 'electric shocks' headaches and nausea etc. Now it's six weeks since my last dose and still I'm getting celexa-like symptoms- nausea and head rushes, muscle-stiffness and jerky spasms on going to bed.
1337456 tn?1278437461 Yes it can be a side-effect of Zoloft because Zoloft can cause problems with bladder control as I first mentioned bladder dysfunction induced by medication. You will see it in the list of side-effects.
Avatar f tn Adding a small dose of wellbutrin to the Zoloft has helped many people with the sexual dysfunction often caused by taking antidepressants. So that's at least an option. There are also other antidepressants out there. Make sure you exercise, and it might help to try meditation. But one thing people often don't do is have knowledge of what it is that really turns you on and make sure your partner is willing to do that. Good luck.
Avatar n tn My doctor put me back on EffexorRX 75mg (which I was quite happy to do), but switched to 100mg Zoloft 6 mnths later due to weight gain. So since Nov 2001 to date --- Aug 2005 I have been taking mostly 50mg Zoloft(I don't seem to need more than this.) QUESTION: About 2 wks ago I ran out of Zoloft and have not been able to go to store to pick up. At the same time I had to work a lot...until 3am in morn twice and 1am in morn one other time and still get up about 6:30am or 7:00.
Avatar n tn I would like to know more about Female Sexual Arousal Disorder, Sexual Aversion Disorder, and Inhibited Sexual Desire. All three are closely linked to our specific problem, and I would like to find a means and methods way of fixing our problem. Some specific background info for your use: Ages : Me, 32 - Wife, 31 My wife and I are 1 year into marriage, but our problems have been steadily getting worse starting from 3 years back.
1503221 tn?1289588063 All the SSRIs can cause sexual dysfunction, but that doesn't mean they will ALL cause it specifically for YOU. Doctors usually prescribe SSRIs first, because they have fewer and weaker side-effects than the tri-cyclics. However, that's a generalisation, and maybe tri-cyclics would work better for you. Try talking to a doctor or pharmacist about that.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on 2 different medications for about 1.5 years- before that I was on a variety of other medications for about 5 years. I have experienced all of the side effects, most significantly: weight gain & loss of climax sexual dysfunction. I have tried lessening the medications before, but with terrible with-drawl symptoms- short tempered, anxious, panic- heart rate increase etc.
Avatar m tn cnote is spot on when he says that many of the antidepressants out there can affect sexual function. Under the side effects for Zoloft on the endocrine system, it states only "male sexual dysfunction." Do we believe everthing we read? Again, as cnote stated, this is something you need to bring to your doctors attention.
5856747 tn?1403352282 Almost every day now, or so it seems to me, I am hearing from young people who are taking antidepressant drugs and who are suffering from a sexual dysfunction as a direct consequence. In men their dysfunction may be erectile dysfunction, loss of libido or sex drive, loss of sensation during ejaculation or loss of ability to climax at all.
784382 tn?1376934640 dr just gave me an RX for zoloft but i havent filled it yet.....its for 50mg but he said just take half of a pill so it would be 25mg the past few days i have had good days but today blows.......im scared to be on meds but i dont want to feel like this anymore anyone take zoloft?.....any advise?.......
Avatar n tn I have been taking 25 mg/day of Zoloft for 3 months. I am in the process of getting off of it (25 mg/every other day) due to being tired of the side effects, mine are forgetfulness, sexual dysfunction, sensitivity to loud noises, diahreea. The diahreea has been particularly bad lately, and last night was the worst. While I was sleeping, I had an accident, and when I woke up I was covered in diahreea. I am a healthy 33-year-old woman. Could this be an effect of Zoloft, or getting off of it?
Avatar f tn The worse symptom for me would be sexual dysfunction AND a headache! Do you get such symptoms? Would it be easy for you to quit the wine? If not, perhaps it may have already affected the addiction center in your brain, however, you can look into Naltrexone to help you with this.
Avatar n tn I am having trouble with weight gain and the sexual dysfunction side effects of long term usage of Zoloft. I am considering a St. John's Wort therapy.
Avatar m tn this is a post from revolution health "Useful in Sexual Dysfunction I believe (though im no doctor) but some sexual dysfunctions have to do with a chemical in the brain called Serotonin. If a person has alot of this chemical in a certain area or receptor, it can cause sexual dysfuntion. This is most common with people that take Anti-depressants. While anti-depressants raise Serotonin throughout your whole brain, too much serotonin in this one receptor causes sexual dysfunction.
Avatar n tn Last year, in consultation with both my doctor and my talk therapist, I began to wean myself off because of sexual dysfunction and reduced feelings in general. I went down from 300mg per day to nothing over about 6 months, halving at each step, even slower than advised by my psychiatrist, just to be safe. For the last week I have not been taking any.