Unable to reach orgasm and bunch of meds

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  1. B_tiger1111

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    I'm taking lots of medication for my depersonalization syndrome if anyone has heard of, I'm on Cymbalta, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Karbox, Zyprexa and Eglonyl.

    Is it possible that I cant cum because of these meds and I also lost sex drive and im 21.

    Greeting from Slovenia :smile:
     
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    Although I really have no idea, that seems to be like an awful lot of different medications for the same problem. And yes anti depressents can cause a loss of drive and sensation.
     
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    Visit your doctor and have him adjust the meds, yes it seems like a lot of the same types of meds for the same problem.
     
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    That's an awful lot of meds. Seriously. I'd visit your psychiatrist, and let him know about your side effects. Does anyone really need three antidepressants and three antipsychotics?

    I know Depersonalization Syndrome is not very well understood, and very treatment resistant; oftentimes having other disorders along with it, but seriously. I think you're being overmedicated.
     
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    I agree with Aninnymouse, I also think you're being overmedicated. And yes, it can prevent you from being able to orgasm. I think you may need to discuss these symptoms and any other ones you're having with your psychiatrist.
     
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    I know for a fact some of those meds can do that to you. I've had to take some myself in the past.

    As others have said, that's an awlful lot of meds too. Doctors DO make mistakes, make sure you review them and situation with him/her. Make sure to tell him all of your side effects to, especially in these days when the side effects usually do include death.

    Best of luck.
     
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    Yeah I know it's lots of meds but when I combine those with loads of supplements it results a fistful of pills in morning, noon and evening. But none of it helps me with my depersonalization/derealization synrome.

    I'll discuss it with my psychiatrist but I doubt she will reduce any of meds, probably she'll add some more.
     
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    A psychiatrist I know has been having really good results treating psychotic disorders in young males with a relatively new medication called Invega Sustena. In many cases its the only medication they are on. It's a once a month injection. The young men who are on that I have spoken with mostly report no side effects and are fairly happy with it. We almost always see dramatic improvement in function compared to other medications.
     
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    Get off the meds. Whatever it is u think u have, u don't. It's a made up "disorder" created by doctors and physiologists and pharmaceutical companies to make u believe u "need" pills to be better. It's just another bullshit crutch to use when u need someone or something to blame for ur life not being in order.
     
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    If that's the case, then maybe you need to switch Psychiatrists. Also, find a good therapist. Someone who does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. If all of these meds are not helping, it would be advisable to look into a different course of treatment. Therapy, switching meds, etc.

    Honestly, medications are way overrrated. Yes, they do help; but they can also be a hindrance. Some of those meds, especially anti-depressents like Zoloft and Wellbutrin are known to have serious sexual side effects, like loss of drive, and not being able to orgasm.

    Depersonalization Syndrome/Disorder is a beast. It's not well understood, nor are there many effective treatment options. I don't know if this is possible, since you're in Europe, and I'm not sure how it works there, but I'd also suggest trying to find some sort of a research study to see if there's some sort of new treatment that could work better for you, because you sound miserable.

    Here's a link on Depersonalization Disorder, as it's known here in The States. I wish you well:

    Depersonalization disorder - MayoClinic.com
     
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    all the best op, but you should probably consider another doctor, this one looks like a nitwit, all these meds together would take out the drive out of the whole us porn industry combined.
     
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    Like surto said, you may want to consider a second opinion - with the disclaimer that I in no way advise you to stop seeing your psychiatrist, or to alter your medications without consulting your psychiatrist first.

    I'm not advising you to dump your psychiatrist or go fishing for an answer that you're looking for; however, if you are uncomfortable with the amount of medication you're taking and you're experiencing negative side-effects you may want to consult another psychiatrist - if your current psychiatrist seems unresponsive to your concerns or unable to address them. Almost all health care professionals are doing the best job they can, but they're people too. Some know more about certain things than others, some are overworked, etc. If it's possible (I really don't know what the mental health care system is like in Slovenia), maybe look for an expert who deals with dissociative disorders.

    One way or the other, you're on quite a cocktail of pills. Good on you for seeking medical advice for your well-being, and best of luck going forward.
     
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    Any one of those meds could cause inability to climax. I was on serzone, and was unable to cum. Switched to amitriptyline, and have no trouble.
     
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    yes its the medication. if you have depersonlization disorder i think it would be wise to see your doctor. but , the treatment is typically sedation for the anxiety so if this is causing you more anxiety then you will be prescribed more drugs. so, keep in mind that you may want to mention it, then try to figure out how to cope with it until you get the green light to adjust your medication. typically doctors will take you off of drugs if you are starting to have unusual side effects. a low libido and weight gain are typical reactions to the drugs.
     
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    Just been reading up generally on sexual side effects due to Anti-Depressants.

    Prozac is bad for sexual-side effects, but apparently Wellbutrin is ok.

    Some people take both Prozac (for anxiety/depression) and Wellbutrin (for the depression) at the same time, cos it both treats the symptoms, and the Wellbutrin tends to counteract Prozac's side effects, since it's more of an agitator than a calmer. :)
     
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    I've been perscribed several of the meds you listed over the years... all of them to some extent have certain sexual peccadillos associated with them. However, Cymbalta was by far the worst for exactly what you described (failure to reach orgasm) (very frustrating to say the least.) Wellbutrin might have had the opposite effect for me and actually might of improved (slightly at least) most aspects of my sexual functions and appetite. Good luck
     
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    oh, I found taking half or none of the cymbalta the day before I knew I was getting action seemed to work well (to the good side actually... delays orgasms alittle longer so I lasted longer.)
     
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    It's definitely the meds. Had the same issue. Let your doctor know so that they can adjust them accordingly! After I talked to my doctor, she adjusted my meds and I was able to orgasm again.
     
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    I too have mild depersonalisation syndrome, along with severe depression and anxiety. Though I am only on cymbalta and that on it's own is bad enough for making me have a low sex drive and difficulty reaching orgasm. I can't go a day without cymbalta though cos I get bad withdrawels if I even forget to have it for 1 day. I think you should see another specialist to get your meds reevaluated.
     
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