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#421426 - 01/08/13 01:49 AM Re: What's a good anti-depressant? [Re: Sobernow]
Farmer Boy Offline

Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 442
Loc: Australia
Originally Posted By: Sobernow
All of the SSRI type antidepressants (Zoloft/Paxil/Prozac) have the potential to reduce libido. Typically this can be delayed ejaculation, difficulty maintaining an erection, pain during sex. Welbutrin might be an alternative to ask your doctor about switching to.

I am really ticked. Just got back from GP after asking to change from an SSRI (Pristiq) to Wellbutrin - after doing my own research and deciding it would be a better fit for me/my issues.

Only to find out that it isn't approved for use in depression in Australia - only for shortterm use as a smoking cessation (to quit smoking).

I asked if I could pretend to smoke so I could quit. Didn't go down well smile

Like so man guys here with depression the last thing I need is problems in the sexual department. Arrg!!

She did change me to Mirtazapine (Remeron) (also on my list) - which is not supposed to have sexual side effects.....So why didn't she put me on that first!!! pharmaceutical company kick backs????

We'll see I guess.

More than meets the eye!

#421518 - 01/08/13 05:57 PM Re: What's a good anti-depressant? [Re: pufferfish]
Shyshark Offline

Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 973
Loc: Canada
Hi Lee ...

I have taken most of the SSRI's over the years
and they all have had the same side effects to some degree ...
but they do vary in intensity one from another depending on the individual.

My problem was that 'Little Sharky' could come out to play,
but could never finish the game.

The only ssri that had reduced limitations was 'Effexor'.
I had to stop taking it only because it made me a little too
'HAPPY!' sometimes ... and I ended up doing some very costly and ridiculous things.
Now ... it was a time in my life when I was not with somebody
and so there was nobody to notice what was happening ...
it might have worked if there had been somebody there to keep me in line.

I am presently, and have for years, been on both Mirtazapine
and Welbutrin XL ... in combination with a few other things ...
and they work quite well for me.
How Mirtazapine would work without the Webutrin XL ... I don't know.
I am also Bipolar ... and how that fits into the medicinal equation,
I don't know.

I commend you on taking a pro-active role in exploring medications.
So many guys here seem so dead set against trying anything at all,
and frankly ...
I don't get it.
If it comes on a prescription pad ... try it.
If it doesn't work ... stop.
It's a no-brainer ... what is there to lose?

Stay strong my friend ...

Experience is a brutal teacher.

#421538 - 01/08/13 09:43 PM Re: What's a good anti-depressant? [Re: pufferfish]
genedebs Offline

Registered: 11/09/12
Posts: 378
Loc: MO
I take paxil, welbutrin X L , and buspar. The paxil creates a significant difficulty in achieving and keeping an erection. So I have a prescription for viagra. It is expensive and doesn't work all the time, but wtf. I have tried cialis, did me no good whatever.

Good luck. There are other tools, the vacuum pump is supposed to work on erection problems. I don't know. The anti depressants like elivil and imprimin (i think they are called tryciclics) had no sexual side effects for me, but lots of other side effects so I wouldn't use them.

If you don't have psychological depression, then you should explore other alternatives than anti depressants.

Good luck with your search

#422101 - 01/15/13 04:35 AM Re: What's a good anti-depressant? [Re: pufferfish]
sallyjoseph Offline

Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 10
Celexa is good for anti-depressant because my father is taking this and is actually work better.

#422816 - 01/21/13 05:49 PM Re: What's a good anti-depressant? [Re: pufferfish]
Dexter Offline

Registered: 05/29/11
Posts: 43
Loc: NJ, USA
Ive been on Celexa and Celebrex for ever. Now not effective at all. go from mildly depressed to suicidal. never above the im ok line. Also chronic insomnia. tried every over the counter and also Ambien. Ambien did work for a while, but as soon as I close my eyes, the squirrels start running. thinking of a million nonsensical things of no importance and can not sleep. New shrink just added Abilify. Said that there is no reason that I am suffering this way, and that it may also help me sleep. Anyone ever use this medicine and if so, how did it work for you? Its not quite a week yet, and he said it could take 2 weeks to start working. Thanks all for being there

#422880 - 01/22/13 05:14 AM Re: What's a good anti-depressant? [Re: pufferfish]
Chalmer Offline

Registered: 01/19/13
Posts: 5
Loc: NY
Hi All,
Thought of sharing some effective tips to treat depression here.
Do start exercises and practice yoga regularly to sooth stress and treat depression. Talk with your friends and family members and share your problems with them. Eat a well balanced diet plan and if you don't eat well take multivitamins regularly. Drink more water than routine and avoid alcohol, smoking and caffeine.
Boot Camp San Antonio

#423826 - 01/31/13 07:50 AM Re: What's a good anti-depressant? [Re: pufferfish]
Andreu Offline

Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 5
Exercise is the best way to reduce depression. Yoga is good one. Walk is also effective. Eating well balanced diet food and exercise both are best tools to deal with depression.
Personal training st johns wood

#425054 - 02/12/13 05:02 PM Re: What's a good anti-depressant? [Re: pufferfish]
xxanxus Offline

Registered: 02/10/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Global
I am strongly against anti-depressants. When I was 16 I was prescribed fluoxetine(Prozac) even though you had to be at least 21 to take it at the time. It effected my weight, I was really underweight. Whilst on it I also developed night terrors about my CSA. Eventually I was taken off it however the damage it caused was irreversible.

Last year when I was 23 I was prescribed citalophram, and again I got the same advise effects. Only this time it made me really aggressive even after a pint of beer, even though its apparently safe to take with alcohol. I couldn't handle the aggression so I was not about to give up my alcohol addiction. so I asked to be switched to a different Drug. I was put back on fluoxetine, this time it helped with the depression. I've now stopped taking it as the weight loss is strongly affecting my other medication.

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