I've been on SSRI for 15 years and probably tried them all! Prozac took the depression away but also the orgasms. On Paxil I was bumping into doorframes for 2 or 3 weeks and gained 25 pounds. Wellbutrin affect the norepinephrine (fight or flight response) so I was not depressed but very active and *****y! The one with the least side effects is Celexa for me. (No sexual problems) The doctor tried me on Lexapro saying it's the same thing but it didn't feel the same at all. So I was back on Celexa. It's a frustrating time while you try to find your best choice but it's worth it in the end when you can enjoy life again. Best of luck, Lilibug
I am new here but I had to find another place to ask questions. I have sufferered from depression on and off my whole life -- however, I think therapy helped me get through some of the dysunction relationships that just aggregated it. I had been on prozac for a long time and I functioned well but seemed to eventually grow a tolerance. My doctor changed me to Effexor and this was much better and I have been very stable on it. However, all the meds I have been on have totally prevented me from enjoying sexual expereinces -- its blocks every feeling and makes satisfaction impossible. I recently wanted to do something that would help me now that I am in a healthy and loving relationship. He changed me to Wellbutrin and overnight the side effects threw me for a scarry loop. So dizzy I could not drive, I ran into walls and the world seemed to move around me, no concentration, no sleep (3 hrs max), I am still dizzy to the point where people at work thought yesterday I was having a stroke. Understanding conversation was nearly impossible.
I have decided I'd rather go off antidepressants completly than go through this. I am not sure any of them can help keep me up and out of the dark hole and also allow me to have a good sex life. Can anyone give me some ideas? Thank you.