fluoxetine sexual dysfunction !

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Hi everyone im a male of 31 i was on fluoxetine for about 4 years on 60mg this was until about 7/8 months ago although they worked very well infact there the best anti-d ive ever had and i must of been on them all as im 31 now and been on anti-d's sinse i was 18 , in my opinion they worked the best for me for depression and anxiety and panic attacks , although ive always been on diazepam sinse i was 18 too , now for me the only side effect i ever had and to me it was such a big side effect is sexual dysfunction now i dont mean to sound crude here but i was wondering if anyone else had the same problems as me , such as 1, never ever having the desire for sex. 2, not being able to get a proper erection for sex. and 3, not being able to climax during sex no matter what you do and no matter how long your there for,

Now the reason im asking is because im on anti-d's that dont work infact the 1's im on now make me feel worse and ever sinse i stopped the fluoxetine ive been put on different anti-d's that dont work and as a result im in a complete and utter state my life is a mess all i think about is self harming and suicide and my anxiety and panic attacks are the worse ive ever experienced , the reason im writing this is because i think i need to go back on this medication for my own sanity and safety , but the only thing that is putting me off is the sexual dysfunction that i mentioned earlier , i was just wondering if anyone knows of anything medical drug i could ask my doctor or anything herbal that i could take that will help the sexual dysfunction i experienced as i dont think i could handle this major side effect that fluoxetine seems to give you , before when i was on them i asked my doctor and he said there is nothing he knows of that can help ive tried viagra but that only helps to get erected , it dont help with the desire to want to do it and it dont help you to be able to climax so any information is so welcome im sure im talking on behalf of a lot of people out there soany advice on any medical drugs or herbal drugs that will help will be appreciated

thanks .

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    Does anyone actually give advice , does anyone actually care ?
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    Haven't posted before but read your two messages. You sound like you need someone to respond to you at the very least.

    I haven't an any suggestions at present to your problem but if you are getting desperate in terms of \"sanity and safety\", and you felt well on the Fluoxetine before, is that more of a priority for you than the sexual dysfunction problem at the moment?

    I'm sorry, I'm not even male and am twenty years older than you. I take Fluoxetine and, yes, it has affected me in that way too ( Just because I'm old, compared to you, doesn't mean I'm ready for the heap yet). It's \"easier\" for me,I suppose, because of my husband's poor health, so we've just learned to concentrate on other pleasures in life. It must be very difficult for you at your age though, whether you're in a steady relationship or not.

    If sanity and safety is becoming a real issue, would it be an idea to go back on it (seeing as you say you've been on several types) if it works in all other respects, then try to do some research on the other problem when you're feeling well? Not ideal, I know. Take care.

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    wish there was a simple answer for this problem
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    Hi i have been on these tablets for just 2 months 20mg and almost imediately i went off sex and like you were saying unable to climax. im a 35yr old female so my partner is not really suffering because of it but i am having to grin and bear it to keep him happy. the Dr is not prepared to give me anything just yet to help as she seems to think it will get better ??? although she seems to think there are things that can help. just wondering whether you should go back to another doc and see if they are prepared to help. new things are found every day.
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    As far as I know, what you are experiencing is not uncommon. I'm a 50 yr old male on 20mg. Each spell I have used the drug over many years, it has reduced my drive and greatly increased the time to orgasm, sometimes preventing it altogether. (I think in fact it is sometimes used in treating premature ejaculation.)

    I would guess that your high dose is not helping and things might improve if you are able to get a clinical benefit on a reduced dose.

    While my experience is not as bad as yours, this side effect was preferable to the horrible state I was in before! I agree with C.A. that it's probably best to stabilise your mental state which at least allows you to think rationally about options.

    Take care and remember that, however horrible it seems, you will come through it ok.

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    I can make one suggestion and that is for you to go and chat to your GP about a boost to your testosterone levels. By increasing these levels it will elevate your sexual appetite and this does have an affect on achieving climax. The medication to achieve this is an injection of 1000mg of Nebido every 12 to 14 weeks. This works for me and it may work for you – good luck.
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    I was on fluoxetine for a few months almost 30 years ago. It severely affected my sexual performance, and it has never recovered to this day. Of course, there may have been other factors over the years (I'm over 60 now), but it was and is the blight of my life.

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      I am only 20 years old and last year I took fluoxetine for depression. It felt great for a day but it seriously impaired my mood and feelings and overall perspective of people sexually. It has killed my sex life and I now have ED and I am fighting for my future. I am doing everything I can to find the source of the ED. I want to have kids someday. With my last girlfriend ED was embarrassing and s challenge and cause of anxiety. this was a challenge. It makes me hate life more and more everyday. I don't know if I want to keep going on if I can't live a regular life with erections and the ability to have a good libido and sexual attraction and great relationships with a partner. Honestly without these things I don't see much purpose. I just want to live my life the way it used to be. I cry myself to sleep a lot because of this and I'm trying to find answers but I just don't know anymore . 😭

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      are you feeling any better now? has your libido/erections ever come back to normal?

      i know it has been 4 years and u probably wont see this but im desperate and hoping ud see this and reply

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    You are so right. I put off taking ADs for years for mild depression and anxiety because of i was scared of sexual dysfunction. As a person who values intimacy in a relationship i found this a hard pill to swallow. However my mood and anxiety was out of control so i had to go on ADs. I am a woman 31 and have been in fluxoteine since mid last year, been on 20mg daily since november.

    I defintely find it has affected me sexually aswell

    . I take very long to orgasm and sometimes i just cant. I do still have a sex drive though and i have found that it has been increasing again to where it used to be before i started taking them. My partner is pretty supportive of the sex stuff, as he had ED issues when we first got together. He tried Viagra and therapy and mindfulness. He wasnt on ADs though. I wish you all the best and hope you find something that works.

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    Brother I feel your pain , I'm 40 years old I have 3 blown lower discs I've suffered from depression and A.D.D since I was very young , I struggled at school though as intelligent as most and had self medicated most of my life. Have been on Prozac a short Time and have noticed my already weak sex drive (pain and meds) go even lower along with the nearly impossible climax.  I already take .1 ml of testosterone cipianate weekly but only recently noticed the inability to (get off) ? I'm going to bring up with Dr on Tuesday? My wife is 11 years younger than I and has a sexual appetite that leaves me feeling less than suited . But emotionally I am a lot less agitated, more patient with kids and barely get anxiety/panic attacks ? I too wonder if it's worth the trade off , or maybe there's something else that can help? I know I don't want to go back to the way I felt before but I'm still not myself ? In my prayers man ! 

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    My friend. I am in the same position as you. I was on ad for Ocd particularly on prozac for 5 years on 60mg. I am experiencing now ED, i can not maintain an erection and i have not orgasms and libido. I am 28 years old. I saw that your message has been posted 10 years ago. Can you please tell me if you recover 10 years later? I want someone to give me an auspicious hope. Are these side effects permanent? I am really desperate.

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    Hi brother, I have a sexual problem same like you. Now I'm using FLUNIL 40 MG twice a day for OCD. just around 2 months I seek a sexual problem like you. Now you can cure from that problem ? Please reply

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    Good evening. I would like to know if there was a recovery from sexual side effects from past ssri use. I was 5 years on prozac and unfortunately thrashed my erections and my libido. I have never recovered yet. I am nearly impotent. It's a devastating situation but don't see an auspicious hope. I feel that there is an irreversible brain damage.

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