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For people with social anxiety around women, which SSRI/SSNI has the least impact on limp penis? I know about Wellbutrin but its not indicated for anxiety disorders
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I've been on cipralex for two months, so far no problems getting it up, but it takes FOREVER to finish. I'm the freakin marathon man here lol. And I've got a great lookin girl. I'll be combining it with wellbutrin in january. If that doesn't work, I'm done (no pun intended) with cipralex.

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I've been on cipralex for two months, so far no problems getting it up, but it takes FOREVER to finish. I'm the freakin marathon man here lol. And I've got a great lookin girl. I'll be combining it with wellbutrin in january. If that doesn't work, I'm done (no pun intended) with cipralex.
Doesnt your girl love that or does it take THAT long?

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I've been on cipralex for two months, so far no problems getting it up, but it takes FOREVER to finish. I'm the freakin marathon man here lol. And I've got a great lookin girl. I'll be combining it with wellbutrin in january. If that doesn't work, I'm done (no pun intended) with cipralex.
Yeah Escitalopram did that to me too, No problems getting it up, but greatly diminished libido and delayed climax.
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I've had to give up on cipralex. It worked reasonably well for my anxiety but not only did it take ages to climax, my penis just wasn't as sensitive. It felt like a lump of dough in all honesty. I was only taking 10mg daily.
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Oh she loves it for the first 45 mins. Once we're at an hour plus its kinda rediculous. Maybe I should shoot for some kinda record (ha pun intended)lol.

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i just started lexparo last night and it took me like 3x longer than usual to get off!! WTF!! my gf is tiny and can barely handle how long i take anyways!!
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Oh she loves it for the first 45 mins. Once we're at an hour plus its kinda rediculous. Maybe I should shoot for some kinda record (ha pun intended)lol.

i kno exactly what u mean.. it seems everytime i try any antidepressent it either kills my libido makes and makes it hard or impossbile to get hard or it makes me take like 45 mins to get off! this sucks! im also only 24 years old and VERY athletic and in great shape
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^^^ I'm surprised that you're getting that side already, it took probably three weeks for me.

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I take about 10 minutes longer on Lexapro and my libido fluctuates a lot. But unlike other medications like paxil and remeron i can at least get off. Wellbutrin may help but in my case it just made things worse, i couldn't urinate properly as i think it messed with my prostate or something. Celexa oddly didn't cause me any sexual issues but did'nt work for me in the longrun.

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I had a similar experience with Lexapro 10mg, not much in the way of erection issues, just longer to climax (although does reduce somewhat in time). Some of the other SSRIs did have an impact on erection quality though. Zoloft was bad, I liked Effexor but it seemed to have this problem (harder to get aroused/ maintain erection). Prozac really killed libido, and made it difficult to feel anything during sex or it's OCD blocking abilities made me forget the experience. Is Pristiq any better? I wasn't on effexor longer than a month, any better with this one? I might just need a combo of Lexapro with something so I can actually enjoy sex. I really hate how some of the medications help alleviate anxieties to talk to the girl but can add problems with intimacy.
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I had a similar experience with Lexapro 10mg, not much in the way of erection issues, just longer to climax (although does reduce somewhat in time). Some of the other SSRIs did have an impact on erection quality though. Zoloft was bad, I liked Effexor but it seemed to have this problem (harder to get aroused/ maintain erection). Prozac really killed libido, and made it difficult to feel anything during sex or it's OCD blocking abilities made me forget the experience. Is Pristiq any better? I wasn't on effexor longer than a month, any better with this one? I might just need a combo of Lexapro with something so I can actually enjoy sex. I really hate how some of the medications help alleviate anxieties to talk to the girl but can add problems with intimacy.
i couldnt agree more!! it sux having a gf who is tiny and cant last very long tho! its like u wanna finish but u cant..
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I take about 10 minutes longer on Lexapro and my libido fluctuates a lot. But unlike other medications like paxil and remeron i can at least get off. Wellbutrin may help but in my case it just made things worse, i couldn't urinate properly as i think it messed with my prostate or something. Celexa oddly didn't cause me any sexual issues but did'nt work for me in the longrun.
Really, remeron caused you sexual dysfunction? Thats pretty rare.
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Really, remeron caused you sexual dysfunction? Thats pretty rare.
First time i took it i passed out on the couch unable to summon enough energy to move. Had some sexual problems the next day after i took the pill. A lot of medications seem to affect me in that way. Honestly it seems like the drugs with more side effects give me none while the ones that are toted as having less side effects cause more for me.
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First time i took it i passed out on the couch unable to summon enough energy to move. Had some sexual problems the next day after i took the pill. A lot of medications seem to affect me in that way. Honestly it seems like the drugs with more side effects give me none while the ones that are toted as having less side effects cause more for me.
Nah it's understandable, I wouldn't consider remeron as having less side effects, maybe just different side effects to the norm. Remeron is used as a second line treatment for depression for good reason, mostly because it's antihistaminergic side effects are so strong (which contributes strongly to all the heavy sedation, lack of motivation and increased appetite etc.)
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Neither tianeptine nor agomelatine are associated with sexual dysfunction, but neither are available in North America, and neither are SSRIs/SNRIs for that matter.

It's commonly said that the sexual side effects of Effexor are reversed in the 200mg+ range, but I don't have personal experience on the matter.

For what it's worth, the sexual dysfunction associated with common antidepressants is typically far from absolute, and in my experience, it can generally be overcome with dopaminergics/noradrenergics and erectile drugs.
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Neither tianeptine nor agomelatine are associated with sexual dysfunction, but neither are available in North America, and neither are SSRIs/SNRIs for that matter.

It's commonly said that the sexual side effects of Effexor are reversed in the 200mg+ range, but I don't have personal experience on the matter.

For what it's worth, the sexual dysfunction associated with common antidepressants is typically far from absolute, and in my experience, it can generally be overcome with dopaminergics/noradrenergics and erectile drugs.
I took Effexor for a handful of years with a dose of 225-300mg and had perfectly normal libido for a male in their early 20's and had no problems getting or maintaining penile fortitude. Orgasm may have been a bit slower than without it, but it certainly was not impossible.
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It's commonly said that the sexual side effects of Effexor are reversed in the 200mg+ range, but I don't have personal experience on the matter.
That does appear to be the case, and here's some more anecdotal evidence suggesting such.

"As can be seen 225mg has been by far the best dose for me. I believe this is because at around 200mg, the norepinephrine activity is more prevalent. My favorite part about 225mg is all of the sexual side effects were eliminated at this dose."

http://www.erowid.org/experiences/exp.php?ID=64901
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I took Effexor for a handful of years with a dose of 225-300mg and had perfectly normal libido for a male in their early 20's and had no problems getting or maintaining penile fortitude. Orgasm may have been a bit slower than without it, but it certainly was not impossible.
Which did you find to be the best dose 225 or 300? And how many months after starting effexor did it take you to reach these doses? did you tirate up by 75 mg per month of faster?
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i know this is guys only but may i add that my ex boyfriend had problems with SSRI's and he basically described his manhood as being "asleep" and he could not get a rise so to speak, after he got better and went of the meds he was back to normal
so the whole "limp penis" this is not uncommon in SSRI's
i know a guy married, on Venlafaxine and a strong sedative and lets just say him and his wife have a very active sex life

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