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Big Cat
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27/02/2019 7:17 am  
Posted by: Nandi12
I experimented with Prozac when it came out many years ago to see if the claims that it makes one "better than normal" were true. In my case, I experienced nothing but said lack of libido.

Everyone responds differently it seems. Some experience no change in libido or sexual function. Others maintain libido but are unable to perform while the opposite occurs in some users. As you are likely aware, it is a fairly effective treatment for premature ejaculation.

So you would have to see which category you fall under, and as Qrios suggested experiment with different SSRIs or other classes of antidepressants.

To my knowledge there is no evidence that these drugs are addictive. Psychological dependence may be another issue, though.

Qrios, I don't think he wants to lower testosterone.

So prozac would be a good choice since it had no other effects ?

Good things come to those who weight.

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27/02/2019 8:07 am  

Paxil would be a better choice, as it seems to cause sexual dysfunction at a somewhat higher rate than does Prozac. The most extreme figures I've seen in any study are the ones reported here:

Dry mouth was the only other side effect I experienced, but nausea is frquently reported as well. The dry mouth seems to persist while the nausea abates during treatment.

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27/02/2019 8:39 am  

What about St Johns' wort as a natural alternative to the paxil or prozac? I am not sure if it has the same side effects.


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27/02/2019 9:33 am  

I've seen references to anecdotal reports of St. John's Wort induced sexual dysfunction, but I don't know what the incidence is compared to prescription SSRIs, or whether the effect is a loss of libido or one of erectile dysfunction. There are a couple of papers cited on Medline, but no abstracts, unfortunately.


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27/02/2019 10:10 am  

Prozac made me fall rather lazy in the weight room. (for what it's worth)


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27/02/2019 10:44 am  

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I doubt it will take me very long to get over it.


In the end, after all this discussion, that's what really matters and I hope you are right. I'm like you though and really tried to keep my dying first marriage alive, ultimately failing. A line by Pablo Neruda comes to mind though:

Es tan corto el amor, y tan largo el olvido...

(Love is short, and forgetting is so long...)


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Big Cat
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27/02/2019 11:35 am  
Posted by: Nandi12
In the end, after all this discussion, that's what really matters and I hope you are right. I'm like you though and really tried to keep my dying first marriage alive, ultimately failing. A line by Pablo Neruda comes to mind though:

Es tan corto el amor, y tan largo el olvido...

(Love is short, and forgetting is so long...)

I hope i'm right too, but luckily this time around I have a lot to focus on, which really helps. 18 months ago I got out of a 3-year relationship, with a girl I thought was the one. I was going to ask her to marry me not 4 months later, and she left me for someone else. At that point I had sacrificed almost everything for her. And when it happened I sank deep, and had the misfortune to see everything else in my life backfire on me. I had financial problems, I crashed my motorcycle, had problems with my studies, you name it. Since then I've been able to relativate heartbreak better (not in the least because its a happened a few times since). Anything, as long as I don't fall that deep again.

Sadly its a trade-off though. You learn to protect yourself better, but it goes at the expense of what you can give of yourself in a relationship, and with every relationship that foolish notion of romance dies a little. Love is a joke, no one really loves anyone, unless its their children. Women especially will easily perceive the grass as greener elsewhere at the first sign or trouble. Love is a fairy-tale, but its a great one, and don't we all want to believe in fairy-tales ?

But to get this back on track, the main reason for wanting less libido is simply because I seem to fall in love to easily, and want it or not, if I lower libido I'm less likely to go out and meet people. I've dated 8 girls in 18 months. I think its really time I took some time to sort shit out and focus on what's important for me. My training, my education and I'm even planning on going back to scotland later this year.

Good things come to those who weight.

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27/02/2019 12:08 pm  

with all the alternatives listed, it really seems to me that the best solution is a sexy magazine and a bottle of hand lotion. Why suffer the possible side effects of the chemical approach when an effective solution is handy!

jb


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27/02/2019 12:50 pm  
Posted by: Nandi12
Paxil would be a better choice, as it seems to cause sexual dysfunction at a somewhat higher rate than does Prozac. The most extreme figures I've seen in any study are the ones reported here:

Dry mouth was the only other side effect I experienced, but nausea is frquently reported as well. The dry mouth seems to persist while the nausea abates during treatment.

Sexual dysfunction could also include that it gets harder to come, right?
One effect I only get from paroxetin (and I know others get it to) is if you forget to take it, then it kind of feel like you get an electric shock but without the pain(hard to explain) now and then.
Guess that could be what they call nausea.

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27/02/2019 1:49 pm  
Posted by: jboldman
with all the alternatives listed, it really seems to me that the best solution is a sexy magazine and a bottle of hand lotion. Why suffer the possible side effects of the chemical approach when an effective solution is handy!

jb

My thoughts exactly.


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27/02/2019 2:36 pm  
Posted by: Big Cat
EC gives me a hard on all day long, same with clen, cocaine or any similar type of stimulant.

Wow, you truly are a rare individual. As far as I understand Ephedrine is used to treat viagra induced priarism. I wish I had your erection (reaction, lol) to EC, I'd never come off

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27/02/2019 3:32 pm  
Posted by: Big Cat
Sadly its a trade-off though. You learn to protect yourself better, but it goes at the expense of what you can give of yourself in a relationship, and with every relationship that foolish notion of romance dies a little. Love is a joke, no one really loves anyone, unless its their children. Women especially will easily perceive the grass as greener elsewhere at the first sign or trouble. Love is a fairy-tale, but its a great one, and don't we all want to believe in fairy-tales ?

Big Cat, I really hear where your coming from. The same thing just happened to me. I was with this girl for over a year, we were serious about one day living together and marriage, etc. So when I graduated college I moved 2 hours away to be closer to her (which seemed to be what we both wanted). That's when shit went downhill, fast.

I struggled to find a job, me and her constantly fought about the dumbest shit, and she was more distant than ever. Three weeks ago on Friday night she broke up with me, that Saturday my friend caught her eating lunch with another guy. Now, the bitch is dating him, and come to find out he's a deputy sheriff here. What makes it worse is the fact that I live in a small town now, and while I was out with my friends trying to forget about things, have run into them twice since then. What the hell can I do?

Bro, I've just now started being able to actually sleep through the night. But still at times I'll wake up and think about them together. The first week or so I wasn't able to eat a damn thing, no matter how hard I was busting my ass at the gym. It's starting to get better though, as I'm trying to focus on other things which should have been my priority from the get go. You live and you learn right? What you said is so true though, I feel you bro.


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27/02/2019 4:23 pm  

Where's Dr. Phil when you need him?


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debo604
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27/02/2019 5:19 pm  

LOL..forget Dr.Phil, i need a hired assasin.

I feel better after writing that though, sorry it's a bit much information, i know


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27/02/2019 5:58 pm  

It's not TMI. I was only joking.


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