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Re: Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ginkgo and Sex

Posted by lizzy on April 14, 2001, at 12:47:16

In reply to Re: Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ginkgo and Sex, posted by Bill L on September 28, 2000, at 6:54:19

> Don't switch to another AD since the Celexa is working. Other AD's such as Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft, have the asme side effect of sexual disfunction- even more so than Celexa. It seems that about 90% or more of patients are effectd by that side effect. Four months isn't that long. Maybe it will get better on it's own. Keep experimenting with the ginko and Wellbutrin but don't stop the Celexa at this point.

Hi, I'm a 31 year old female. How much ginkgo biloba are you taking each day? I have been on Celexa for 4.5 months - dosage range from 10 mg to 30 mg currently. I have decreased sensation in the important areas! and find I can only orgasm by penetration now whereas I could also orgasm by manual stimulation. Even masturbation doesn't seem as interesting (although I was able to orgasm by manual stimulation but it was more difficult than usual). I have taken Ginkgo before for a ringing in my ear and did notice it increased blood flow and helped my sex drive. I have not taken Wellbutrin. My husband did for a while and was angry a lot and couldn't concentrate or remember anything. He also had a rash from it. I never asked him about sexual side effects. Best of luck.
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am a 22 year-old guy and I have been on 20 mg/day Celexa for four months. At first, I was unable to achieve orgasm. I began to take Wellbutrin to counteract this. 150 mg a day had no impact. I was desperate, since I had been with a new girlfriend for a month and had never been able to orgasm during intercourse (imagine the suffering! but an interesting role reversal...), so I upped the Wellbutrin to 150 mg/twice a day and also began to take Gingko Biloba. Here's what I found through a little trial and error of going off one medication at a time for a few days:
> >
> > The Wellbutrin did not noticeably affect my ability to have an orgasm, but it did _dramatically_ increase the intensity of my orgasms.
> >
> > The Gingko Biloba enabled me to have an orgasm.
> >
> > As far as the AD properties, the Celexa made a marked difference in my mood, but I'm not sure if the Wellbutrin has complemented that. In fact, I'm not sure if I'm getting anything out of the Wellbutrin other than amazing orgasms (what? that's not enough?!).Ideally, I would like to take more Celexa, but my ability to orgasm is borderline and I'm already taking Gingko three times a day.
> >
> > I'm wondering if I should consider switching to a different SSRI, but I'm hesitant to do so, b/c the AD properties of the Celexa have been excellent.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> >
> > TJ




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