Medication shutdown

By Anonymous - 29/09/2011 09:46 - United States

Today, I realized that due to my anti-depressants, I can no longer orgasm. At. All. Which depresses me more. FML
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saurik 0

well that's depressing...

Exercise and orgasms>antidepressants in a lot of cases



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fthislyfe 22

It's ok, you can still eat crispy bacon

So choose, orgasms or depression.

HowAreYouToday 34

It's not like your gonna have sex anytime soon...

nixter5 18

So when you're depressed, you can ******, but when you're happy, you can't? Makes sense...

Prescription: more orgasms. Also more cowbell.

rexgar2000 10

that kinda sucks... I wouldn't take them

proxxX069069 7

She needs a pill that will get her motor running :D ... not stop it. Lol

enonymous 8

It's ok there's always chocolate you can eat to make you forget about sex. Helps me all the time

ShroomsOnAcid 16

14 Antidepressants don't necessarily make you happy. Most just make you numb and thus unable to feel depression, rather than actually improving your mood. That's why they could cause sexual difficulty.

Forever Alone...

marpay 11

I wouldn't recommend anyone who is depressed to stop taking their medications without talking to their doctor. If you just randomly stop it can lead to withdrawals, mood swings and possibly suicide. Op talk to your doctor, mine put me on an anti seizer med to stop the interference in my sex life. not only did it cure my treatment resistant depression I was able to ******. :)

Are you on an SRI? Maybe see your doctor and change prescriptions. This kinda medication is not one size fits all. I'm on celexa for my panic disorder, I can relate.

Don't be such a moron, 14.

OP the same happened to me when I was on antidepressants. It sucked balls. Or didn't... Anyway, ask for a prescription change or maybe a lower dose is applicable. Force yourself to be positive and get a social worker. Good luck and don't give up. With help I got myself out of depression. :)

kriswhitecock 0

can i eat your crispy bacon :-)

tandem123 6

I read somewhere that antidepressants don't work too much better than a placebo. So maybe you could tell Ou doctor to give you fake pills every now and then to see if there is a difference for You? I don't know, I may have the wrong info on that.

Just fake an ****** then

It depresses her more so not taking them will just make her less depressed than with the drugs. Before you comment learn how to read

saurik 0

well that's depressing...


kwchambers92 10

Haha now that's good humor! It really is depressing though, what kind of sick person would write a script for such an awful pill, "what you need to do is take some xanax, because it basically makes you feel good, I take it for the common head cold"

nollid7 5

Op should stop being so depressed, life is way to short. Cheer the F$$k UP!

Mean_Mr_Mustard 9

137- Clearly you don't understand the many causes of depression. Generally it needs to be treated to fix the initial problem. Pretending to "cheering the F up" does not cure a chemical or hormonal imbalance. Way too many people go without treatment because they feel it is something they can or should be able to fix on their own when they need help.

try peeling the name off I'm sure it will reveal the name "****** represser", darn those sneaky medical geniouses.

connorsan17 12

This is what you would call a medical condition. Why don't you cheer the hell up and understand that. I deal with loads of depressed friends and a mother that's been diagnosed with depression. Think before you say shit like that.

connorsan17 12

The last comment was @ 137

Nico_Belic 0

awesome profile pic.

Smoke a joint. Works every time.

Georgieeporgiee 9

At. All?! FYL!

ceilingfans 1

You could be depressed, oh wait...


MizzErikaHart 8

I like how some people have a totally random username but the pic matches

35- Why you hatin'


Ur an A$$•, Tryin to not get a warning from the servers

Exercise and orgasms>antidepressants in a lot of cases

TheRealHouse 7


iamaleccarlson 0

Ant-****** pills

marpay 11

If you are just mildly depressed exercise will work but for the clinically depressed, and bi polar it won't. It can help but they need the medications they are on.

i have an awesome sex life and get tons of exercise. if i go off my meds, i'll kill myself. you can't just assume running and ******* will fix mental illness.

If OP is a guy, he better not tell his girlfriend, or she'll be after constant sex.

Petunia888 13

Notice how #4 put "a lot of cases" rather than "every".

FINALLY someone who knows what they're talking about!

Splurgeaholic 4

Ask for new anti depressants ?

I agree!(: There should be others on the market without such a drastic side effect. Especially, since the one you're taking is still causing you to continue to be depressed.

xk75 4

Heard of wellbutrin? It's specifically designed to have less severe sexual side effects. These types of treatments require trial and error to find the right fit. Good luck!

Wellbutrin also has a load of other side effects on mood and personality, especially if it's the "wrong fit." It made me pretty irritable and irrational, so we ended up switching. Ask your psychiatrist if there's any other treatment options, because you can often use a combination of a less powerful medication, along with vitamins and supplements. Even checking your diet to minimize junk food and lots of starches goes a long way (Also iirc cutting down on junk foods can help with libido problems anyway)

ShroomsOnAcid 16

Anti depressants should be a very last resort anyway. Pills aren't made to heal the body, and for whatever problem they seemingly fix, they create 5 more. OP should try going to a psychologist first if he or she hasn't already done so. They treat the condition without drugs, which when successful yields a more lasting effect. Plus, there are many natural herbs and even vitamins/minerals that can make a dramatic difference for depressed individuals. Depression is a common condition but it stems from different roots for everybody.

I have the same problem, but it's because of my birth control. Alot of medications that affect hormones can cause you to not have orgasms or have less intense ones certain people.

MsMeiriona 2

As far as I know, in most cases you're not getting treatment from a psychiatrist without first seeing a psychologist.

It's funny because the majority of the comments come from #5 being hot.

megapeyt 17

It REALLY sucks to be you

cbdee 8


When in doubt... The answer is always either noodles or crispy bacon!

I agree with bacon. Om-*******-nom.

It's called anorgasmia and it is actually very common with antidepressants, especially certain types. Some people find it goes away after a few weeks or months of usage, others find it persists. You can either wait it out and see if it improves or go back to your doctor and ask to try something else. Definitely talk to your doctor about it if it doesn't improve though because there are alternatives available which are less likely to produce sexual side effects. I hope things get better soon. :)

MariSB 1

I was just about to say that. :)

12. Thank you, I'm on anti-depressants too, and that made a lot of sense, I'm on Effexor and I have those side effects also. So thank you! I'll definitely talk to my doctor about that. I know you were talking to OP, but it helped me also

matt120784 0

A+ for the serious, helpful response. That's rare on here. Now everyone go get your rocks off!

thatguy326 0

Thank you dr oz lol

I know this is far less helpful information, but there is one other factor to consider: Practice makes perfect. Or, makes perverts.

You guys aren't alone either, my ex had the same problem when she was on Lexapro (atleast I think it was lexapro...). Just don't sweet it op, it should eventually go away, but if it doesn't, or u just can't take it anymore, talk to a doctor, and even ask an OB/GYN if u do get a new script, to c if it will have the same result.

I've been on anti-depressants for years and had this, I just never knew it had a name! thanks for the genuinely helpful comment :) Definitely time to talk to my doctor about trying something else.

If you're a guy, then why are you complaining?:D, if you're a girl then darn

savagearmz 6

If she was a girl, then that would be y shes complaining...

This is a common side effect for anti depressants. You should change brands. You should not live with having a dead sex drive if you don't have to.

It's not necessarily a dead drive. Anti-depressants can make climax difficult. Prozac is often used to treat premature ejaculation. Hey - how's hermiston these days? Love the watermelons!