I have been taking SSRI pills for 12 years. 3 months ago I wanted to stop cause I felt good. About a 3 weeks after stopping I started to feel very restless and i had a short fuse. the only plus was I was able to reach an orgasm really fast like when i was younger and it felt great. I went back to my doctor and he said to go back on ssri . So i went back and again I had sexual problems . I decided to stop again with the pills and after 2 months i became really depressed. I told him I don't want to go back because of the sexual problems so he gave me wellbutrin to try. After 3 weeks on wellbutrin i became very restless and angry . so I stopped taking wellbutrin.
now i am stuck between trying to fight depression and wanting to have a good sexual life.
The doctor said to try to mix wellbutrin with ssri but im afraid it will not work and or make me angry again.
I know ssri works on me cause i tried 3 different pills (prozac, Escitalopram and Sertraline) and they all workd but they all made me have sexual problems. i am stuck .
SSRI works on me but can't handle the sexual side effects?
- 1 Jul 2016 by Rodzila
- 11 March 2018
- side effect, sexual dysfunction, ssri induced, ssri, pill
Hi, just new to this page. Have you tried to take your old SSRI ? medicine with the Wellbutrin? On other pages I read thats what some people did.
I was on Citalopram 20 mg for about 10 yrs ( recently stopped it fully- started weaning off it last June) I was feeling better so decided I can come off it. The sexual side effects were also affecting me ( which I only started to notice in Sep when I started a relationship ) Its hard for me to ejaculate in vaginal sex ( no problem by myself ) so am looking to see if I am ok completely off Citalopram or maybe if I need it along with Bupropion to counteract the bad side effect ( of delayed ejaculation , hard to reach orgasm with partner)
I dont sleep well, have low appetite. I do try to eat healthily and exervise and practise Yoga. I know Yoga is excellent for balancing and controlling my sexual energy. I am.going to try some sex therapy aswell as I think its a v good trigger for me and psychological, emotional baggage that is not helping either.
Hope you can find the right solution.
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