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Old 26-09-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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Fluoxetine and Sex (Adult I suppose)

I've been on Fluoxetine (Prozac) for about 6 months or so now. It's really helping me, and I don't want to stop taking it, but it's really affecting my sex drive.
I either have no desire for sex at all, or cannot climax.

Does anyone else have this problem? Any advice?


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Old 26-09-2008, 06:12 PM   #2
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That's a pretty common side effect of most antidepressants, unfortunately. I don't know how you'd get around that! Maybe see your GP about it?

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Old 26-09-2008, 06:37 PM   #3
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I know some antidepressants have less of this side effect than others. However, if it's really helping you perhaps it's just something you have to put up with, after all if you were still really depressed your sex drive would probably have been killed anyway. You've just got to weigh up the pro's and con's for yourself. But speaking to your gp does sound like a good idea.

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Old 26-09-2008, 07:32 PM   #4
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I get this problem on citalopram, it's awful, when you are actually in the mood and you can't climax.. ergh it's frustrating. I wish I knew a way around it :(

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Old 26-09-2008, 10:19 PM   #5
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Yeah. See, I tend to stop taking my meds for like a week just so I can have sex.

But I tend to turn into a bit of a fruitcake when I'm off them.


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Old 28-09-2008, 11:23 PM   #6
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I was on citalopram and I had the same problem, and I was switched to fluoxetine and it went away. BUT fluoxetine made me really bad.

Anyway, you should mention it to your doctor because he may be able to switch you to a medication that is in the same class as fluoxetine to see if the side effects goes away.

It's not really a good idea to go on and off your meds like that because it just messes everything all up.

Like was said above, it's a pretty common side effect, so don't be embarrassed about talking with your GP about it because they've heard it before.

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Old 29-09-2008, 12:03 AM   #7
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Urgh that happened to me on fluxotine but I wasn't bothered then.. I would be now. My AD's do that to me now too but not so bad. I can live with it. But if its doing your head in go to the doctors like aidey and others have said, they may be able to suggest a diffrent medication or suplement it with something.

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