Libido problems with Venlafaxine

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Hi, can I ask has anyone here ever experienced loss of libido problems with Venlafaxine? My libido has never been great but now it's totally gone? Seams odd, Is it normal? 

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    yes, I would describe myself as you described you.  Never a great drive, but pretty non existent on it.
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    Thanks so much for yr reply. Well at least it's a normal side effect, and I guess it's not the end of the world smile

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    Yes and it affects my urine too
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    I’m now as of today down to 37.5mg 

    I feel absolute rubbish dizzy nausea shaky and was a few hours late taking any pills and had the most horrible brain zaps 

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      Are you trying to come off, Carl?  What did you drop down from?  There is a research paper looking at serotonin receptor occupancy (blocking) rates for several SSRIs and venlafaxine (an SNRI), and at 37.5 mg receptors are still blocked by 80%!  So, though this is the "minimum dose," there is a huge way to go between 80 and 0%  You do not want to jump off from 37.5 mg!  

      If you have the kind with extended release beads inside, remove a small percentage of beads every few weeks.  Only cut if you are STABLE, not while having withdrawal symptoms!

      Good luck!

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    Ive been on 150mg for years and have zero libido my husband does not understand or even try to understand. im still deeply depressed and lately have had very severe jaw clenching which really hurts

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