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post #9 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2010, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
Helena_SAS
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Killer of Sex Drive


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Posted by UltraShy
Social Anxiety Background
Severe SA for as long as I can remember.

Other Treatments
Too many total failures to list.

Treatment Experience
Zoloft was the 4th and last SSRI I ever tried. I started at 100 mg (largest pill they make) and was up to 200 mg (max recommended dose) within a week. I stayed on it for a full 13 weeks. For the final month of this test I went to 300 mg, 50% above max recommended dose, so I really beat this dead horse in terms of both dosage & duration.

I think it's fair to say that if Zoloft doesn't work even at 300 mg and even after 3 whole months it's never going to work.

Zoloft does differ from other SSRIs, like Paxil. With Paxil I couldn't orgasm, but I had a sex drive so I really wanted to. With Zoloft I could still orgasm, but it killed my sex drive so I had no desire to. Now that's a cruel irony, isn't it.

SSRIs royally SUCK!!! Any doctor who dares suggest another SSRI to me will likely end up in the ER to have my size 13 foot removed from his ***.

As for my rating, I had to select 'Poor' as they don't have a rating called 'totally useless garbage'.
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