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    No,me too.Aint done "it" since been on the meds.My wife is great and says she "understands" ,but i am sure she gets frustrated with the situation.Sex -i really couldn't care less about it.So you aint the only one.

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    When I was on Sertraline that had an immediate sexual dysfunction - no problem getting an erection but no chance at all of reaching orgasm, so I swapped to Mirtazapine. To my relief Mirtazapine did not have the same effect, but over the course of about 8 months I realised I was thinking about sex less, to the point that I realised I had very little libido. This went beyond sex, into just a general lack of interest with engaging in any pleasurable pursuits. I had a blood test which revealed that my testosterone level had dropped to 'very low average'. I stopped Mirtazapine cold 18 months ago and my testosterone level returned to average in a few weeks, but my libido is still struggling to get back to where it was. Anti-depressants helped me, but the legacy seems to be a fairly long road back to full engagement in life. Of course everyone is different and I may have unresolved issues that are making it take longer to feel a willingness to get into a close sexual relationship. If I had a long term partner I suspect together we'd find that connection faster but I'm single and I'm not keen to put myself out there at the moment and risk the embarrassment.

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      I'm going to ask about my tostestorone levels, I've heard antidepressants can affect hormones.

      It's slightly suspicious that at almost 20 years of age, I could pass as a 14-year-old. Seriously! My younger brother and his friends said I could pass as a "Year 9" lol.

      I kind of like looking young because I get to spend more time being "cute" and not an "ugly hairy man"... now I'm just rambling haha.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Rejoice in looking younger than your years.I always looked much younger than my peers.Now at 50 I look younger and some friends look 70 (so my wife says!! )
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      Me too, but i won't credit mirtazapine for it. 

      Meanwhile, Tired, I wonder how long you have been on mirt? It can take some adjusting when introducing meds to the system and maybe your sex drive will return. 

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