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Yaseen: can you help me with my pssd


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Hello everybody i am 22 years old male i am sorry about my English it is not my mother language i have taken Luvox for about two years not continuously the highest  dose i had is 250 

my Symptoms i have no arousal , weak Erection i get Erection when i watch porn , i have no penis sensitivity , and my big problem is that i have to get married soon and that is my final chance to get married , can any body who has pssd get  married ??   i did not  say that i have stopped ssri before two years without improvements on my Symptoms  i have heard about many drugs that may care pssd i remember buspirone , betahnecol , cyproheptadine and mianserin  i did not try any of them i want your advice any body try any of them ?  and what was the result ?

 and what about marriage can i do that ?   

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Hello Yaseen, welcome to SA. I am sorry to see that you are struggling with PSSD and can understand why you are anxious about it when you are a going to be married. 

Can you tell us when you stopped Luvox, and if you tapered or just stopped taking it? Do you take any other drugs? 

We ask all our members to fill in their signature with a brief list of drugs and doses, with any tapering history. You can find how to do that here... 



We do not recommend any drugs, except in some cases reinstating the drug that they are withdrawing from. 

We have a PSSD topic where others have shared their experiences and what might help. It is a worry for you but the best thing to do is try not to force the feelings. Psychiatric drugs and withdrawal can all cause sexual dysfunction but it does get better in time. The nervous system is unstable because of the drugs and it controls everything including sexual feelings. The human body is remarkable and can heal from the drug use and withdrawal but it takes time. 

Here are some topics for you to read. When you understand what is happening to you it is easier to cope with. Trying to force sexual feelings leads to disappointment and more frustration. 


What is withdrawal syndrome 



PSSD forum 



**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.



Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014


Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 


My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33


Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible



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