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Unread postby InternetShrink » 19 May 2020, 19:24

Full disclosure: I have Dythmia, also known as Persistant Depressive Disorder, or PDD. I got off of antidepressants about a year ago because I had been on them for a few years and didn't need them anymore. I managed for a while but due to this whole social distancing thing it came back really hard. So, a couple of weeks ago my doc put me back on Zoloft. A side effect of Zoloft is inability to orgasm. Lo and behold, I can't cum anymore. I can still get hard and aroused, but I would like to cum. Climaxing is the thing I look forward to most when masturbating. I'm a virgin, FYI.

I'm a psych major, I've studied how SSRIs make you unable to orgasm, so it sucks that I know exactly why this is happening. I can either be depressed, which is a terrible feeling if you don't know what it's like, or I can not orgasm. I'm only 21, I shouldn't be dealing with this. I should have peak sexual health as well as mentallly healthy.

My question is, how do I bring it up to my doctor? I barely know the guy so it's gonna be super awkward telling him over video chat that I can't cum anymore. Is it even worth telling him? SSRIs usually have universal side effects I think, so going on a new drug probably wouldn't help much, but I'm not sure. Should I just accept it and move on? I don't know what to do, I'm 21 and this has never happened even back when I was on antidepressants a few years ago. I hope I can get this fixed.
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Re: SSRI and Inability to Ejaculate

Unread postby erti » 19 May 2020, 19:32

I've been on quite a few antidepressants along with antipsychorics along with mood stabilizers. Being on antidepressants at one time my libido went into the gutter when they kept increasing my antidepressant. Ever thought about trying another med?
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Unread postby InternetShrink » 19 May 2020, 19:36

erti wrote:I've been on quite a few antidepressants along with antipsychorics along with mood stabilizers. Being on antidepressants at one time my libido went into the gutter when they kept increasing my antidepressant. Ever thought about trying another med?

I feel like no matter what drug I'm on, I'll have some sexual dysfunction.
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Re: SSRI and Inability to Ejaculate

Unread postby erti » 19 May 2020, 19:45

InternetShrink wrote:
erti wrote:I've been on quite a few antidepressants along with antipsychorics along with mood stabilizers. Being on antidepressants at one time my libido went into the gutter when they kept increasing my antidepressant. Ever thought about trying another med?

I feel like no matter what drug I'm on, I'll have some sexual dysfunction.


what all have you tried before coming to that conclusion? Certain antipsychotics for me gave me dystonia and/or tardive dyskinesia and some didn't even at its highest dosage. Antidepressants is the same in a way. The only reason I was taken off my antidepressants I was manic from it. I've been on Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, welbutrin, paxil. Everyone reacts differently to meds. Psychiatry is basically a guinea pig and need lots of patience... then there's the ago old question... does the side effects out weigh the illness. Don't give up.
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Unread postby InternetShrink » 19 May 2020, 19:55

erti wrote:
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erti wrote:I've been on quite a few antidepressants along with antipsychorics along with mood stabilizers. Being on antidepressants at one time my libido went into the gutter when they kept increasing my antidepressant. Ever thought about trying another med?

I feel like no matter what drug I'm on, I'll have some sexual dysfunction.


what all have you tried before coming to that conclusion? Certain antipsychotics for me gave me dystonia and/or tardive dyskinesia and some didn't even at its highest dosage. Antidepressants is the same in a way. The only reason I was taken off my antidepressants I was manic from it. I've been on Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, welbutrin, paxil. Everyone reacts differently to meds. Psychiatry is basically a guinea pig and need lots of patience... then there's the ago old question... does the side effects out weigh the illness. Don't give up.

I didn't know they aren't all universal as far as side effects go, that's pretty interesting. Maybe there is hope lol. I've only ever been on Sertaline, so maybe there is something else like you say. Thanks for giving me hope lol

Maybe I'll try Ketamine lmao jk
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Re: SSRI and Inability to Ejaculate

Unread postby erti » 19 May 2020, 20:50

InternetShrink wrote:
erti wrote:
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erti wrote:I've been on quite a few antidepressants along with antipsychorics along with mood stabilizers. Being on antidepressants at one time my libido went into the gutter when they kept increasing my antidepressant. Ever thought about trying another med?

I feel like no matter what drug I'm on, I'll have some sexual dysfunction.


what all have you tried before coming to that conclusion? Certain antipsychotics for me gave me dystonia and/or tardive dyskinesia and some didn't even at its highest dosage. Antidepressants is the same in a way. The only reason I was taken off my antidepressants I was manic from it. I've been on Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, welbutrin, paxil. Everyone reacts differently to meds. Psychiatry is basically a guinea pig and need lots of patience... then there's the ago old question... does the side effects out weigh the illness. Don't give up.

I didn't know they aren't all universal as far as side effects go, that's pretty interesting. Maybe there is hope lol. I've only ever been on Sertaline, so maybe there is something else like you say. Thanks for giving me hope lol

Maybe I'll try Ketamine lmao jk


It's basically how your body metabolizes the meds. SSRI's are a type of antidepressants that increase the level of serotonin. There's other types of antidepressants...

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You should probably just talk to a doctor really... google and a stranger on the internet isn't a reliable resource.
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Unread postby InternetShrink » 19 May 2020, 20:55

erti wrote:You should probably just talk to a doctor really... google and a stranger on the internet isn't a reliable resource.

I can't see you. You can't see me. No face to face. No awkward conversation. Intnet is good. And I didn't use Google lol
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Re: SSRI and Inability to Ejaculate

Unread postby erti » 19 May 2020, 21:07

InternetShrink wrote:
erti wrote:You should probably just talk to a doctor really... google and a stranger on the internet isn't a reliable resource.

I can't see you. You can't see me. No face to face. No awkward conversation. Intnet is good.


eh, I can be of some support which is why I open up here... for support. Mainly I've come to the point where people seem stuck and have nothing to say other then seek professional help. Sometimes I have good days and some are bad. Mental illness sucks.
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Re: SSRI and Inability to Ejaculate

Unread postby Frigid » 20 May 2020, 18:34

Why hasn’t Rene come too the rescue?

Doctors are only ever embarrassed by their own mistakes. They’ve spent far too many years shoving their fingers up vaginas and butts to care. You asking for advice or treatment for the side effect of your antidepressants is not an embarrassing thing, especially since they’re fully aware of the side effects :) Remember, you’re just one short appointment out of the hundreds they’ll have in a week. They’ll forget you long before you forget your embarrassment.
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Unread postby Brenden » 20 May 2020, 18:41

Frigid wrote:Why hasn’t Rene come too the rescue?

It’s the time of year when he has a huge corporate social responsibility report to translate, and this year he also has to project manage the other language translators as well.
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Unread postby Frigid » 20 May 2020, 18:51

Brenden wrote:
Frigid wrote:Why hasn’t Rene come too the rescue?

It’s the time of year when he has a huge corporate social responsibility report to translate, and this year he also has to project manage the other language translators as well.

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Re: SSRI and Inability to Ejaculate

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 20 May 2020, 19:49

I guess Frigid can help René with the writing and they're done soon?
Well. Or take along some more of the cool UK based forumers and they'll never get done. :D

If you go to doctors with Dysthymia make sure they're in on the sci and research bit, too@InternetShrink.
Did they ever evaluate, or clear your specific combination of factors?
Might be, the inhibition /brain/transmitter influence is not that high, as they think.
It could well be the main emphasis lies in social factors. Even there might be a genetic influence to some extent. You should try to 'investigate' your transmitter functional pattern.
It could be you even don't need a lot of the medication that makes the known side effects.
Depends
Does it get severe, if you live without to use SSRI?

All them common social remedies didn't do the trick, I imagine
I'm a melancholic if I don't get a certain amount of participation in sports and the beach gang, creative stuff and hikes around the place. I'm okay if there are my satisfactory items in place. Getting more and more into the fun sides of life I conquered my "depressive reaction" as they called that back then.
Meds never helped to silence or block off reality. Well, I guess, irt's very individual and specific a thing to solve, though.

I wish to you a science person that would help to find a working solution that doesn't base on meds only. Although meds can help a lot of people.,
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Re: SSRI and Inability to Ejaculate

Unread postby InternetShrink » 20 May 2020, 23:52

GearFetTwinkRomance wrote:I guess Frigid can help René with the writing and they're done soon?
Well. Or take along some more of the cool UK based forumers and they'll never get done. :D

If you go to doctors with Dysthymia make sure they're in on the sci and research bit, too@InternetShrink.
Did they ever evaluate, or clear your specific combination of factors?
Might be, the inhibition /brain/transmitter influence is not that high, as they think.
It could well be the main emphasis lies in social factors. Even there might be a genetic influence to some extent. You should try to 'investigate' your transmitter functional pattern.
It could be you even don't need a lot of the medication that makes the known side effects.
Depends
Does it get severe, if you live without to use SSRI?

All them common social remedies didn't do the trick, I imagine
I'm a melancholic if I don't get a certain amount of participation in sports and the beach gang, creative stuff and hikes around the place. I'm okay if there are my satisfactory items in place. Getting more and more into the fun sides of life I conquered my "depressive reaction" as they called that back then.
Meds never helped to silence or block off reality. Well, I guess, irt's very individual and specific a thing to solve, though.

I wish to you a science person that would help to find a working solution that doesn't base on meds only. Although meds can help a lot of people.,

Yeah, my GP kinda just asked if Zoloft worked last time, which it did, so he just blindly wrote another script. I only get to see him for like 2 minutes every appointment.

Therapy probably would help, but we are literally in the middle of a pandemic. I really don't like the idea of virtual counseling. 1) I don't trust internet connection to hold up for my allotted $100/hr sessions 2) so much communication is done with body language in addition to verbal, and I feel like you lose a great deal of that when all you can see is someone's face. I also know how I need to rethink my negative biases, blah blah blah, all that stuff. I need to be able to get advice that I can implement into my life that I can use, but again, it's hard when I am literally stuck at home.

My depression IS influenced greatly by social factors, so it's easy to see why it came back during a time of social distancing. There's not much that can be done other than medication right now.
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Re: SSRI and Inability to Ejaculate

Unread postby Magic J » 21 May 2020, 08:48

Similar experience here. Personally, I had the same for about a month, before the issue improved. I hear it's pretty common that the sexual dysfunction generally recedes the longer you've been taking the SSRI. Perhaps this could be a "wait and see" kind of issue, give it a few more weeks and then mention it to a doctor if it's still effecting you?
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Re: SSRI and Inability to Ejaculate

Unread postby Remington » 23 May 2020, 21:35

I wish I could help you out but I was on depressants several years ago and I got to tell you I took myself off them because I would rather climax and have an orgasm then not be depressed. And as far as I'm concerned I was not depressed. I just happened to mention to a doctor at a certain time of the year I get sad because of the time of the year that my wife passed away. But not being able to ejaculate or have an orgasm it's very incomplete and suck if you will pardon the expression. I do however feel sorry for you.
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