I have been on Effexor for about 6 months and about a month ago I meet someone and became sexually active well for the first time in my life my solider has not been standing at full attention….The sex drive is there but the pluming is temporary out of order.
OK, according to the information this happens to about 10% men.
So, here is my dilemma. I am without insurance so seeing a doctor is at this time not an option. The Effexor has worked well on big head but not so well on my, well enough with the jokes. I am sure get by now.
Has anyone else had to deal with this and what did the doctor do for you?
And be happy
PS the Effexor has worked well on my sense of humor too
Hi there Haapy,
Unfortunately, I am not one of the moderators who is a nurse, but I do know a little about your problem. It can either be a physical cause or a psychological cause. Physically, it could be a decrease in blood flow (due to high blood pressure, smoking or excessive drinking), depression or possibly medications. Psychologically it could be Stress, Anxiety or the fear of not being able to perform. These could all be the cause and there are lifestyle changes you can make in order to eliminate some of them. (For example Smoking, Drinkning etc...) Did you have an issue before you started taking the Effexor? It is possible that this is the problem and you need to change your AD. BUT please seek professional medical advise before 'experimenting' with meds. With regard to stress... try meditation half an hour before to clear your mind of your daily stresses.
I hope this is of some use to you.
Post Edited (ShynSassy) : 9/25/2007 6:10:21 AM (GMT-6)