Antedepressants

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  1. D_Raykbaynes Rodclogue

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    I know antedepressants are supposed to cause a decline in libido, and I've been taking them for a while. Just wondering what other sexual side-effects of antedepressants that people here have experienced.

    for some reason, I seem to be almost immune to sex and then suddenly like hypersexual to almost anything.
     
  2. D_Shermie Shtoinkle

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    hi hi,

    well I have been taking some for half a year and I wasn't in the mood for sex at all, but I think they can have different affects on different people.
     
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    They are known to make you last longer before orgasm.
     
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    Took ages and i mean ages and sometimes could not come. Lost sex drive some days, other days like a wild cat on heat, Felt sexually frustrated somedays too.
     
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    I'm on Citalopram which definitely gets in the way of staying hard. My doctor prescribed Viagra and it works.
     
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    That was my experience, too. Sometimes it took so damn long to cum that I just have up from the frustration.

    They did nothing to curb my libido. They just curbed my ability to do something about it.
     
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    Hey Kris, you and i have been similar in alot of respects i think.
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    Same here. I could get aroused and erect very easily, but climaxing took a very long time. It got so bad that I gave up trying until I went off the drug. I have been off anti-depressants for a few months, but I still don't quite feel like my old self yet.

    I understand the frustration that you felt.
     
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    I didn't read this post. This is exactly what I experienced. It wasn't a major concern, though. There are more important things than an orgasm... supposedly.
     
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    ...pills you take before becoming depressed?
    :biggrin1:

    On topic, see here.
     
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    Maybe if I took some antedepressants, I wouldn't have needed any antidepressants.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys, yeah it does feel like a sexual rollercoaster of horniness sometimes, just glad to know I'm not some 1 out of 100 experiencing this. I mean sex is great, but being depressed, at least, right now for me, sucks worse than a great sex life. Antedepressants is like the colour in England, but forgive me for my spelling mistake rex2000.
     
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    Drug companies have made a lot of money out of anti-depressants, with not a lot of evidence that these drugs do anything at all! A recent study of some thousands was undertaken. Two groups, one group with anti-depressants and one group with placebos. The result was no statistically significant variation between the two groups. That is, sugar pills were just as effective. The placebo group DID get better, and it is assumed they mentally recharged themselves because they were getting treatment, albeit useless treatment.

    As a psychologist, albeit not a clinical one, I don't think that something major like depression, which invariably has underlying causes, can be treated with a prescription. It takes counselling to uncover the issues that cause a person to feel depressed, and setting exercises to overcome those issues. It takes time and costs money, but truly is the only way to resolve depression, short of ECT of course. Of course drug companies, who make hundreds of millions of dollars out of these medications, may disagree, but that's in their interest.

    My mother had major depression bordering on suicidal for several years, and depression is something I have taken an interest in since those days.
     
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    well cbrmale, I would say that in some cases that might be true; a placebo can do wonders for the human mind and body, but I take lexapro for depression and OCD- which is definitely a chemical imbalance. It's my understanding that there's two types of depression: one caused by external stimuli- relationships, drama,etc. and another which is pure brain chemistry related. I mean if you look at a CAT scan of person's brain while chronically depressed versus none depressed, there's a big difference in chemical activity.
     
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    No worries, Spencer. We use the British spelling for most words in Canada. Get well soon.
     
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    Not all antidepressants have sexual side effects. I'm on 2 of them.......wellbutrin and remeron. The main culprits are the ssri inhibiters of which prozac was one of the first. The 2 I mentioned are in a different class. Wellbutrin can actually increase libido without affecting ability to perform.
     
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    I can vouch for Celexia for being the worst.
    You can beat your meat all you want, but you aren't going to cum.
     
  18. cbrmale

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    These days it's thought that the change in brain activity is the RESULT of depressed feelings, not the cause. There has been no scientifically proven research that has uncovered 'two' types of depression. The only guaranteed treatment of depression is electro-convulsive therapy, and we still don't understand why ECT works.

    The research that was conducted on placebos and depresssion uncovered no statistically significant link between anti-depressants and recovery. It was not 'in some cases', it was in all cases.
     
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    I need to get back on my medication so I can get back to functioning properly, as well as continue on with my counseling. The two combined work wonders.

    I got off medication and quit counseling before because I felt so great and thought I didn't need that stuff. I've found that doing that was really crippling to my behavior and put me right back into the mental hole I had been in before I sought help.
     
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    the worst one for myself was trasadone had to go to hosp ER for hardon that would not go down in with needles were incerted not a good time at all i was paroind for mos when ever i got a hard on:eek:
     
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