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User Reviews for Bupropion to treat Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced (Page 2)

Also known as: Wellbutrin XL, Wellbutrin SR, Aplenzin, Forfivo XL Budeprion Budeprion SR

Bupropion has an average rating of 6.8 out of 10 from a total of 67 ratings for the treatment of Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced. 55% of those users who reviewed Bupropion reported a positive effect, while 19% reported a negative effect.

Bupropion Rating Summary

6.8/10 average rating

67 ratings from 74 user reviews.

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Reviews for Bupropion

boniver July 22, 2011

“After being on Lexapro for 6 months I had lost all desire for sex and it felt like a chore that sometimes could not be completed. Did I mention I am male and my wife is amazing. Anyway, I felt missing out on one of life's greatest pleasures and the intimacy missing in my marriage was no longer tolerable. I spoke to my doctor and started Bupropion. After about 3 weeks I began having sexual desires that had been missing. Sexual focus returned to my whole body in a lose your breath- heart skip a beat- sort of way. I may someday give up the Lexapro (20) but I am not sure I am ready and outside of the sexual side effect I have to give it credit for doing wonders for me.”

10 / 10
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lovin it in cali September 25, 2011

Wellbutrin (bupropion): “I was put on 150 mg of Wellbutrin twice a day. It has completely helped my depression and amped up my sex life. Things could not be better. Our sex life has always been amazing but without the depression in the way its even better.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2017

“I've been on Bupropion for about 10 weeks now, and while Bupropion has significantly helped me with depression, I have found that it has reduced my sex life tremendously! I'm glad to see it has increased others, but it has done the exact opposite for me.”

8 / 10
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No Nick · Taken for less than 1 month February 2, 2013

“Male 59, in excellent health no prior problems. Started taking bupropion 3 weeks ago as adjunct to citalopram. Seems to have improved my mood, but for the past 2 weeks I have not been able to achieve orgasm. Erections are fine, just now cannot get to the happy ending. I am stopping this medicine.”

6 / 10
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Druskee · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 4, 2013

“I have tried several anti-depressants and this is the only one that has not taken away my libido or inability to reach orgasm. No libido can cause depression, the whole point of taking these medications. I have not mixed Bupropion with an SSRI so I can't give an opinion on the two together and how they interact on sexual issues or lack of. So for those wondering (men especially) this medication will give you energy and NOT affect your sex life negatively.”

10 / 10
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Peter Piper · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 28, 2015

“Took the medication for a while. Worked well for depression and overall well being, but I did notice it killed my ability to get a solid erection and sex drive was reduced. This trickled into performance anxiety. Trying to figure out how to overcome that now has made things worse for me.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous October 23, 2010

Wellbutrin (bupropion): “I was put on 100mg Wellbutrin for PMDD issues, and stayed on it for about three years. I ended up having many side effects, such as added anxiety, horrible headaches, and constipation. Also lost some weight. However, the mood swings stopped, and I have to say sex was never better. Added to my sexual response for sure, and I really miss that part. If not for the constipation and heart flutters, I would have stayed with it.”

7 / 10
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SwitchedoffSally · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 31, 2017

“I have been on anti-depressants/ anxiety medications for the last year now and have been on 3-4 (Lexapro, Celexa, Trintellix and Wellbutrin) to try to find one that doesn't give me sexual side effects. Lexapro made me feel the best but has the worst sexual side effects. Wellbutrin was my last hope and sadly it hasn't worked for me at all!! I see so many posts on here that says it is magical, which is great for many of you but so hard to believe. I still want to have sex but can't reach an orgasm the conventional way. I have lost all sexual sensation and that is so depressing because I never had issues in the past. Like another person remarked I would rather deal with my anxiety than deal with these side effects!”

5 / 10
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Smitty · Taken for 5 to 10 years August 3, 2020

“The Arthritis doctor put me on Cymbalta for pain, but after a week or so I couldn't have an orgasm, erections were ok but couldn't get off. The wife tried to no avail. Talked to the doctor and he advised me to check my Urologist. Which checked me out and found nothing wrong. So I went online a for sex therapist that would take insurance as most only take payment at office visits. The therapist recommended this but didn't tell me if it worked or not. Wellbutrin for 8 years now & it's awesome. It took 3 weeks before I felt any improvement but the kick was amazing! Sensation has returned along was great. I have stopped Cymbalta after back surgery but still, use Wellbutrin 200XL daily, just using a shower handheld unit is great also. LOL, The therapist was happy that it worked well as she said some men really have good results as women but doesn't do so well for others.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 5, 2020

“I lasted 3 days on this. I had been taking lexapro for 1 year at 10mg and was up to 20mg. A few months after that my libido had entirely gone, I gained 20lbs and wasn't able to focus. My dr switched me to Wellbutrin. Huge mistake. Day 1 I was full of anger followed by bouts of anxiety and crying. I was sent home from work and put on leave for my mental instability. Day 2 I was extremely irritable and crying every few hours. Day 3 was the deal breaker. I was home alone and randomly started crying. Crying turned into a major panic attack and from there I was thrown into a state of hysteria. I had to call my mom to come over and it took her 3 hours to calm me down. I immediately stopped taking it. Im 28 with 2 small kids. I couldn't afford to let them see me that way and honestly was terrified of what had happened on the 3rd day. It seems to either work really great for some and really bad for others. I highly suggest taking precautions when starting this medication.”

1 / 10
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Nindelicato · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 10, 2016

“I've been on Prozac for just over a year now and one of the side effects for me was decreased libido (it was almost extinct before the Prozac..) and my psychiatrist thought adding this would help. I was excited because of the supposed weight loss and appetite suppression that goes along with this medication. Unfortunately it did not help me weight wise...but my libido went from 0 to 100! My husband couldn't keep up! I'd never, and I mean NEVER been that...ready to go..in my whole life. After a few weeks the effects wore down to more like a 20 so I still have that desire..just not 6 times a day (seriously...) I called it my women's Viagra lol! I also managed to quit smoking last year while on this too. Yay!”

9 / 10
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Bob · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 10, 2019

“Love that it helped take the edge off my depression. But I’m 35 and have a horrible time now getting hard (erectile dysfunction) - I’m stopping it today to see if in a few days, it’s better. Needless to say, I hadn’t had a problem before taking it.”

7 / 10
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I work in mental health · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 25, 2017

“A bit concerned over some of the comments. I took buproprion in the past for smoking cessation and am now on it again for depression. However I work in the mental health field and specifically requested it for the least likely to affect my sex drive. However, prescribers should not be prescribing it to people with anxiety issues as it's known to increase anxiety. I know when I requested it, I was grilled to ensure that I didn't. If your prescriber knew you had anxiety and prescribed this, I would find a new prescriber.”

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allison_G · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 29, 2016

“36, female. I have been on Lexapro 10mg since late March '16. I'm very active... running, hiking, yoga and still managed to put on 10lbs in 6 months and the sexual side effects suck! Pdoc added Wellbutrin XL 150mg/day to try to help with SSRI induced SE. I have been on the WB for 2 days now and I could not believe that it already brought back much of my libido, as well as sensation and faster orgasm. I hope this keeps up- if so the WB/SSRI combo may save us all! Good luck! UPDATE (3 mo use): Wellbutrin XL still doing wonders for my depression. Still helps with sexual side effects from the Lexapro, but not as much as the first week mentioned above. Def helping but not eliminating. I'll still take it though b/c I def need some serotonin too”

8 / 10
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22Female · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 19, 2016

“Have found it impossible to orgasm on this medication, and I will be in the middle of sex and suddenly loose all drive. It helps with everything else, but I'm in my prime. I miss the crazy sex I used to have.”

6 / 10
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SIA1979 · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 19, 2018

“My doctor switch me to bupropion 300mg because Zoloft caused me sexual dysfunction when I was changed to it at first it was great I had orgasms again but, after being on it for over a year I have lost interest in sex and when I have sex I couldn't have an orgasm so needless to say I'm no longer taking this medication.”

4 / 10
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ChrisTexas · Taken for less than 1 month May 19, 2020

“Was on Zoloft and Trintellix for a year. I had sex drive and some hormone replacement therapy as well. It just killed my orgasms. I was cocked and load and could not shoot. Very frustrating for me and whoever I was with. Very excited about starting Wellbutrin. Most others just kill it. If I could get and erection it would just fade away and block the getting over the edge. SSRI's not my friends.”

9 / 10
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Weirdncrazyk · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 15, 2016

“I love this pill! I call it the happy pill ! 32f. After the first few months of nightmares - I've become the happiest person alive. After reading all the comments. - my sex drive seems to have increased but reaching orgasms has been hard. It does gives me energy. I quit cigs. And it possibly lowered my blood pressure. I can't comment on the weight part cause I'm already chubby and love food. I've been way more nice and friendly to people too.”

10 / 10
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Bullet777777 November 24, 2017

“I’ve been taking Zoloft for three months and after one month it was damn near impossible to orgasim. I still had the desire for sex and would reach the peak before the orgasm, however, the orgasm would never come! It was so frustrating that I gave up on even trying. I told my doctor and she added the lowest dose of Wellbutrin. I’ve been taking it for four days and I’m proud to say I had an orgasm within two minutes the other night. I also feel a lot better and a lot more calm. I also like how I’m able to focus on a task like I use to pre medication. With the Zoloft it made me so lazy and even took away my good anxiety. I have a high metabolism and felt the effects of Zoloft and Wellbutrin within the same day. Which isn’t typical.”

8 / 10
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Young Soldier · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 22, 2017

“I was prescribed this drug for my depression and I've been in it now for about 6 months. It's definitely made me a happier person over all. I feel great until I try to have sex... I'm 24 years old and the only significant change in my life recently has been this drug. At first I thought it was me, but I'm convinced it's the drug. I used to be a stud in bed but now it's nearly impossible for me to get hard. I'm going to talk to my doc about getting off this pill before it ruins my relationship.”

3 / 10
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Edward · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 26, 2018

“I was on Zoloft for depression for many years. It controlled my depression but I needed periodic breaks because it caused delayed ejaculation i.e. it prevented orgasm which really frustrated our sex life. After finally discussing with my doctor, I was prescribed Buproprion HCL XL 150mg. Within a week the delayed ejaculation problem has thankfully disappeared. I am also finding that this drug has had a favorable effect on my mood swings as it seems to better smooth them out. Have had no negative side effects so far. As a result, I am very happy with this drug.”

8 / 10
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Woweewow · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 6, 2016

“Male 30. I've been taking it to control add and depression and as a pleasant side effect it allows me to go 2-3 times a night if she'll let me. I have not been this horny since I was 13 . Thank you magic chemists for making this drug.”

10 / 10
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Anonimo · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 15, 2015

“i been on celexa on the past totally kill my libido nothing work down there get soft mostly time doc chance to welbutrim hcl xl 150 it really help increase my libido never get soft l guess get the job done for me plus keep me motivated”

10 / 10
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Husband68 November 21, 2017

“My husband is 49 and I am 36 and since he has taken this med now for 5 yrs we have no sex life! Makes me mad! What other med can he be put on to help bump it up to even 1 day a week?!! I thought about having him stop taking it but the only problem is with that.. He is horrible and very mean without this med. CAN SOMEONE HELP?”

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Indianapolis, IN, Male, age 38 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 29, 2016

“This is my third time on this medication for depression. I struggled with e.d. off and on. In June I started testosterone replacement therapy. It had me feeling like I felt in my early 20s. My wife couldn't keep up. I suffer from anxiety and depression, so my doctor recommended that I start Bupropion again. I believe that it causes sexual dysfunction in men. For the last month and a half, I have had no desire to have sex with my wife and I wake up with the most weakest erections possible. I'm still on testosterone replacement therapy and having suffering again with e.d. Today is November 29, 2016. I'm stopping the pill and will take my chances with depression and anxiety until I'm prescribed something different.”

2 / 10
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