New to Paroxetine, Side effect question

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Hi, I have just been prescribed Paroxetine and was wondering how sever the side effect of sexual disorders are? I have read that its common to have lower sex drive which I would probably welcome a bit of a decrease in that... I did also see that erectile dysfunction was common, how bad or common is this? I'm 36 and married and whilst at present my sexdrive is much higher than my wife (hence the welcome of a reduction) how bad is it likely to get with maintaining or achieving erection?

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Phill

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    Ive just started on it Saturday also but I lost my drive ages ago on other meds so it cant get any worse
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    I was on it for 4 years. Most of the time 40mg a day. My sexdrive was literally almost zero. I could somewhat get an erection if really exited, but I could not maintain it for very long. 

    Overall i did not desire sex while on it. 

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      Im just on 20mg over a week but have lost my sex drive with about a year now, came off Lexapro and Lyrica thinking it was caused by them but 3 months off them and it didnt return
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    Been on it for about 3 weeks, sexual effects for me so far is that it takes much longer to reach orgasm. Drive may be slightly effected but only a bit. Was usually too quick in the past so could be a bit of a blessing provided it doesn't get worse. 

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