I was diagnosed w/ anxiety in high school, around age 16 (I'm 24 now). I was put on fluoxetine, and over the next few months to a year or so was bumped up to taking 50 mg. I didn't really notice that things got progressively more difficult than they had been before, until I much later read online about
the side effects of the medication.
Anyways, I "lasted" a long time, and this presented some frustration for my girlfriend (not to mention myself!) in sophomore through junior years of college. On more than one occasion, we just gave up trying to make me orgasm.
Long story short, I eventually cold-turkeyed myself off the meds (not for that reason), thinking I was all better and no longer needed it. However, as of late my anxiety has been getting worse and worse, and I needed something; I spoke to my doc and a pharmacist and I'm currently one week into taking fluoxetine again, at 20 mg right now, and going to bump up in increments of 10 every few weeks until I'm back at the dose I was at before. But one week in at only 20 mg, and *already* I'm extremely frustrated—try as I might, I just can't orgasm! Maybe I could if I had more patience, but still, it's annoying the crap out of me.
I gather that this is a pretty prevalent side effect of fluoxetine? Does anyone have any advice in terms of other medications, or anything? I hate having anxiety and admittedly I do tend to feel in a better mood when on the meds, but as a very sexual young guy, this side effect is a killer. Sorry for the TMI; just trying to find an outcome in which I'm happy in all ways.