Anyone taking Zoloft with Effexor?
- 16 Mar 2011 by crickster
- 6 Oct 2013
- effexor, zoloft, depression, dosage, sex, enhancer
I have been taking Zoloft for years and swear by it—at least for depression and self-esteem enhancer. Unfortunately when I increase the dosage to 200mg's, I loose all sex drive and even feelings of intimate emotion, which is very frustrating. The only other antidepressant that I can think worked was Effexor. I am going to discuss with my doctor about decreasing the Zoloft to 100mg and adding Effexor to balance out this side effect.
Does anyone have any comments, suggestion, or tricks that worked or them?
You may want to look up Wellbutrin as it's an antidepressant med that is most often used to augment other antidepressants. Also, it's known to have the ability to correct the sex drive issue. This may or may not work for you, but would probably be a better bet than the Effexor. Then again, we all react differently to these sorts of meds, and I'm by no means a doctor!
Hope that this is of some help!
I can only reiterate what jk13 has already shared. My doctor recently put me on Wellbutrin along with my other antidepressant to combat the lack of sex drive. Wellbutrin is suppose to help with sexual dysfunction.
Of course, if you are a man, then you have the possibility of Cialis or Viagra. Best to discuss with the doctor, though.
I think you are approaching this from the point of view that puts it in the doctors court, you are being honest enough to tell him what the problem is and he in turn can advise you concerning the safety of using these medications together I wish you the very best of luck
I have been taking Effexor 300 for a while now and still having extreme anxiety. My doctor added 100 Zoloft in Addition to fight the anxiety. I was on Zoloft 2 years ago but maxed out on the dosage and still felt depressed, anxious, and had lots of body aches. My doctor thinks the combo of the two will help but I'm still within the first two weeks and I cannot tell. I am only allowed 2 mg Xanax a day but I'm still finding it hard to get through my day. I didn't want to get off Effexor because its a snri which helps with pain as well and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. If this combination does not work I will be looking at moving to a tricyclin medicine which I am not looking forward to.
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