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3/10/14  HELLO, i HAVE BEEN ON ANTIDEPRESSNATS NOW 5 YRS AND WITHIN MONTHS OF STARTING THEM AND EVER SINCE I HAVE LOST ALL INTEREST IN SEX , NO  LIBIDO, IMPOTENT, NO ERECTION NOW OVER 4 YRS, AND NO RELATIONSHIPS BECUASE OF THIS, IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS THIS PROBLEM  ?

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    This is a realy common problem and your not alone with this.

    Although it didn't effect me that way it did when my brother was on anti-depressants another very common side effect is putting on weight which he struggled with.

    he returned to his doctor and tryed different medications but more importantly he changed his diet and started to exercise. this is so important because the execise is not just keeping your body in trim it also benefits mental health.

    So first thing speak with your doctor and see about reviewing your meds and secondly look at lifestyle changes. It may even benefit you speaking with a therapist or counsilor to help. Don't stay on meds because all to often doctors will prescribe a medication and just forget that you are in the cycle of just taking them they should only be a short term or balanced long term support but the proactive support also.

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    Yes, i was exactly the same. More so at the beginning when i first started taking the tablets. My libido still isnt like it used to be but it has got much mnuch better with time. xxx
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    I would change your antidepressants to ones that don't have that unfortunate side effect.  There are some on the market. /speak to a Dr and see if he will change them.

    Richard

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      3/10/14  hi rICHARD THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY, BUT MOST IF NOT ALL THE A/D CAUSE  SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION, BUT I WILL ASK AGAIN   CALLUM

      PS ITS EITHER HELP WITH CHRONIC DEPRESSION OR HAVE A SEX LIFE  ALSO PART OF DEPRESSION I LOST INTEREST IN SEX

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    Just wandering if you smoke as the nicotine in cigarettes can effect serotonin and Dopamine. Also some people benefit from adding the medication wellbutrin and have seen increases in sex drive when on an SSRI.
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