Prescription Drugs and Orgasm

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    Sep 28, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    I've been on different anti depressants for a number of years now to counter the effects of PTSD and Clinical Depression. I was warned by my MD that they may 'affect' my sex life, but now I'm finding it almost impossible at times to reach orgasm. I just had my first real and full encounter with a beautiful younger guy over the weekend and was at the height of my sexual prowess. He loved it because I could go on forever, but I couldn't cum. I had a wonderful experience, but fuck, dessert would have been nice.

    Anyone else? and any suggestions? I have already lowered my dosage to 150mgs daily and i'm taking effexor.......Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Sep 28, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    No such problem here with Wellbutrin. Maybe a change for you is in order

    Wellbutrin, the brand name of bupropion, had the lowest overall rate of sexual dysfunction. It was associated with a rate of 22% of the overall population. The sustained release formulation fared almost as well with a rate of 25%. In contrast, the SSRIs (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa), venlafaxine (Effexor) and mirtazapine (Remeron) averaged about 40%. When subjects were removed who had other probable causes of sexual dysfunction, the results were even better. Wellbutrin's rate dropped to 7% with the other medications dropping to between 23-30%.
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidNo such problem here with Wellbutrin. Maybe a change for you is in order

    Wellbutrin, the brand name of bupropion, had the lowest overall rate of sexual dysfunction. It was associated with a rate of 22% of the overall population. The sustained release formulation fared almost as well with a rate of 25%. In contrast, the SSRIs (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa), venlafaxine (Effexor) and mirtazapine (Remeron) averaged about 40%. When subjects were removed who had other probable causes of sexual dysfunction, the results were even better. Wellbutrin's rate dropped to 7% with the other medications dropping to between 23-30%.


    thanks bud, i'll mention it to my MD. guess we're the only two fucked up guys on here, huh?
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    nope, you aren't.

    I take Effexor and Wellbutrin to keep me functioning. Sometimes it takes forever to come and sometimes I can't, but usually it is no problem.
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    I take celexa....not for depression....but because it improves the signal processing in my brain. I dont find that it interfers with orgasm.
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    Is it possible you were nervous and just had stage fright? I mean, as you say, it's the first "real encounter" you've had with a guy. I know a lot of guys like that.
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    I take Wellbutrin and haven't had a problem. i used to take Zoloft and although it didn't interfere with cumming, it made me think about sex a lot less than normal...
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    txguy1977 saidI take Wellbutrin and haven't had a problem. i used to take Zoloft and although it didn't interfere with cumming, it made me think about sex a lot less than normal...


    One of Wellbutrins side-effects can be an increased libido..Your mileage may vary though
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    Sep 29, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    Wow, I find the number of people on psych drugs to be alarming and very disturbing. Especially the hot young guys who should be happy and enjoying life to the fullest.

    Both my parents were psychs and warned me never to take those drugs and never give them to my own kids or anyone in our own family. Although I don't have any kids of my own, I try to tell others to stay away from them, as much as possible.

    According to Human Rights groups and many scientists and even some psychiatrists, there is no scientific evidence or testing that proves the chemical imbalance or brain problem theory that can't be effectively handled by nutritional means. Or other medical issues best handled by conventional treatment.

    Instead of providing real psychoanalysis and getting to the cause of the actual psychological problems, more and more psychiatrists are opting for the fast, easy buck by simply prescribing drugs to "manage" people's issues, instead of taking the time and effort necessary to try discover them and effect a resolution like they used to. It only takes a few seconds to write a prescription, but can take many hours in session to get to the root of a severe issue.

    From what I understand, the only reason psychoanalysis fails is that when the resolution is finally achieved, its usually discovered that the patient really doesn't want to resolve it after all and continues with their self destructive behavior, now no longer subconscious. That desire is what brought about the issue in the first place. And, since no therapist can really change someone's personal desires, it makes the whole process a moot point, hence the failure. But, either way, based on the "side" effects alone, every one of those drugs are very scary and there are obviously serious risks in taking them. Just listen to the commercials on TV.

    Additionally, according to statistics I've seen, there are currently over 56 thousand lawsuits in the United States against psychiatrists and/or drug manufacturers this year due to the issues brought about by those drugs.

    In my opinion, the lack of orgasm is one of the worst problems with those kinds of drugs, because orgasm are so good and one of the best things in life.
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    Sep 29, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    okay: 1) have had courage to try several different a/d's as some didn't work, effexor is the new drug of choice in the med community.

    2) Canadian Eh? yup, but i'm cut and have only had this prob since i've been on a/d's Sometimes, like a previous poster said, i have no problem cumming, but most times it takes forever if at all

    3) no i wasn't nervous with my first full experience, I was ecstatic and horny as hell, but not nervous.

    4) As far as dealing with these probs and replacing a/d's with naturals, you find them and i'll eat them. I spent 20 yrs on the street policing society, i'm fucked up for the rest of my life, it's that simple so i deal with it.

    BUT....having said that, you guys are great and i will take this info to my md and tell him all my gay friends told me.....lolicon_wink.gif Keith
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    Sep 29, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    Kell_la saidWow, I find the number of people on psych drugs to be alarming and very disturbing. ....

    Instead of providing real psychoanalysis and getting to the cause of the actual psychological problems, more and more psychiatrists are opting for the fast, easy buck by simply prescribing drugs to "manage" people's issues, instead of taking the time and effort necessary to try discover them and effect a resolution like they used to. It only takes a few seconds to write a prescription, but can take many hours in session to get to the root of a severe issue. ...


    I don't take mine for any emotional problem. I take mine for a metabolic problem. My brain hypermetabolizes the serotonin which interfere with the signal propagation and processing. By slowly that metabolism down, my ability to processes thought has skyrocketed. My reading comprehension, etc has greatly improved. This is Tbe result the inperceived myself and not one that the dr prescribed the Celexa for.
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    Sep 29, 2010 3:38 AM GMT
    its not so bad. I was on lexapro...same molecule that is celexa, once and it helped take the edge off. I didn't think of sex that much now that i think of it. again years ago.
    exercise helped me the most. lot of cardio
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    ask your Dr about weekends off too. When I was on meds for my dysthemic disorder, that would help a little. I think it was when I changed from effexor to wellbutrin i would cum spontaneously just getting horny without any stimulation. It did even out but i was feeling REALLY angry. Also ask if a lower dose would help.. my doc kept increasing my dose just because I felt tired even tho symptoms were better at lower dose. Also I found direct prostate stimuli would get me off even during the worst of the "no cum trigger" situations.
    All the frustration caused me to go off all meds.when i was referred to a psychologist & had me on high dose a/d, and anti-seizure then wanted to add blood pressure meds, he didn't understand how much stress not being able to get it up or to cum was. Or maybe he did & didn't like my sexuality, that subject made him uncomfortable.
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:09 AM GMT
    I have the same problem. Though I was on Effexor XR at one point and it never affected my ability to cum.

    Recently though my current medication has been giving me troubles. I had a dry spell of 8 weeks without cumming... and I tried nearly everyday. I felt like I had a fucking chasity belt on lol,

    I finally shot my load... but I still have troubles. In fact I just spent 1.5 hrs trying to cum.... and I couldn't release... it's been only four days though. When I do cum though... it kinda hurts because it is so much... built up from days of edging.

    I tried Wellbutrin and it didn't work for me. Actually I have tried 14 other medications before finally finding the current medication I am--on which seems to work wonders.
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    vetteset saidI've been on different anti depressants for a number of years now to counter the effects of PTSD and Clinical Depression. I was warned by my MD that they may 'affect' my sex life, but now I'm finding it almost impossible at times to reach orgasm. I just had my first real and full encounter with a beautiful younger guy over the weekend and was at the height of my sexual prowess. He loved it because I could go on forever, but I couldn't cum. I had a wonderful experience, but fuck, dessert would have been nice.

    Anyone else? and any suggestions? I have already lowered my dosage to 150mgs daily and i'm taking effexor.......Keithicon_cool.gif


    as mentioned above....

    of course you should talk to the clinician managing your meds, but adding bupropion (Wellbutrin) is likely to help. we get good results with that as it counteracts the tendency of Effexor (a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, aka SNRI) to delay or prevent orgasm. although both Effexor and Wellbutrin inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine, it's the inhibition of serotonin reuptake by Effexor that's causing your troubles. reducing the Effexor dose as low as possible will minimize the possibility of interactions between the Effexor and Wellbutrin. you could also investigate tapering off the Effexor altogether and using just the Wellbutrin. btw, you shouldn't use Wellbutrin if you have a history of seizures.
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    vetteset saidI've been on different anti depressants for a number of years now to counter the effects of PTSD and Clinical Depression. I was warned by my MD that they may 'affect' my sex life, but now I'm finding it almost impossible at times to reach orgasm. I just had my first real and full encounter with a beautiful younger guy over the weekend and was at the height of my sexual prowess. He loved it because I could go on forever, but I couldn't cum. I had a wonderful experience, but fuck, dessert would have been nice.

    Anyone else? and any suggestions? I have already lowered my dosage to 150mgs daily and i'm taking effexor.......Keithicon_cool.gif


    Sexual dysfunction is common with SSRIs and even more common with SNRIs (like effexor). Wellbutrin, an NDRI, has the lowest rate of sexual side effects.

    The good news for you is that you're apparently only experiencing delayed ejaculation. Notably diminished libido and erectile dysfunction are also common for many.

    One possibility would be for you to try, as many have suggested, Wellbutrin. You could, if needed, combine it with an SSRI in a lower dose and you might be less affected.

    Kell_laAccording to Human Rights groups and many scientists and even some psychiatrists, there is no scientific evidence or testing that proves the chemical imbalance or brain problem theory...


    This is not exactly true. There is no significant evidence that antidepressants are very effective in mild depression. But there is evidence that they are helpful in cases of serious clinical depression, but even then the effect is not that long-lasting.

    I've recommended it a zillion times here, but anyone taking psychotropic drugs should read this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Epidemic-Bullets-Psychiatric-Astonishing/dp/0307452417
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    conscienti1984 saidI have the same problem. Though I was on Effexor XR at one point and it never affected my ability to cum.

    Recently though my current medication has been giving me troubles. I had a dry spell of 8 weeks without cumming... and I tried nearly everyday. I felt like I had a fucking chasity belt on lol,

    I finally shot my load... but I still have troubles. In fact I just spent 1.5 hrs trying to cum.... and I couldn't release... it's been only four days though. When I do cum though... it kinda hurts because it is so much... built up from days of edging.

    I tried Wellbutrin and it didn't work for me. Actually I have tried 14 other medications before finally finding the current medication I am--on which seems to work wonders.


    Uh....which drug are you on?
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
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    conscienti1984 saidI have the same problem. Though I was on Effexor XR at one point and it never affected my ability to cum.

    Recently though my current medication has been giving me troubles. I had a dry spell of 8 weeks without cumming... and I tried nearly everyday. I felt like I had a fucking chasity belt on lol,

    I finally shot my load... but I still have troubles. In fact I just spent 1.5 hrs trying to cum.... and I couldn't release... it's been only four days though. When I do cum though... it kinda hurts because it is so much... built up from days of edging.

    I tried Wellbutrin and it didn't work for me. Actually I have tried 14 other medications before finally finding the current medication I am--on which seems to work wonders.


    Uh....which drug are you on?


    Nardil ... It's an MAOI
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:52 AM GMT

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    Nardil ... It's an MAOI


    Mkay, just don't eat the cheese and salami.
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
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    Conscienti1984
    Nardil ... It's an MAOI


    Mkay, just don't eat the cheese and salami.


    Haha ya I know icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 29, 2010 10:34 AM GMT
    I was on Lexapro for a while and had a lot of trouble reaching orgasm. Once I timed my masturbation and it took over an hour to finally cum. I was tired and sore. And it wasn't fun. I mentioned this to my doctor and he added Wellbutrin to my mix and told me to take a Lexapro holiday for a day if I was planning to have sex. That seemed to help. Fortunately, my depression past, went off the meds and things went back to normal.
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    Sep 29, 2010 11:18 AM GMT


    I take Lexapro and have no problem orgasming, my sex drive is however severely diminished, but once I get started I have no problem finishing!

    I'm taking 10mg a day, which i suspect is way lower than most US doctors are prescribing.....

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    Sep 29, 2010 12:09 PM GMT
    OK, I can't give any links to research to verify this, but taking maca can seriously increase libido. I tried it because I take high does of wellbutrin, celexa, and klonipin. I went from no libido to turbo-charged libido. It's probably the worst tasting thing you'll ever encounter, but I think it's worth it. Anyway, google it, read about it. The powder form is not very expensive.


    macaweb.com