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Re: Sexual Side-Effects--Emmeline/Brandymac ROO

Posted by Brandymac26 on November 6, 2002, at 19:36:52

In reply to Re: Sexual Side-Effects--Emmeline/Brandymac, posted by ROO on November 6, 2002, at 14:22:45

> Emmeline--
> I'm on 5 mg's of Lexapro...I've noticed maybe being
> effected a _little_ bit sexually, but even that I'm not really
> sure because I take Topamax and it effects me sexually to
> some degree, so I'm not sure which is the culprit since both
> are relatively new drugs I'm starting. I can tell you that I
> think my DRIVE has INCREASED since starting the lexapro...I feel
> less depressed and hornier. Even so, the lexapro isn't effecting my
> ability to get aroused and orgasm to a great degree (I assume you want specifics, I
> would if I were posting). I know from my past experiences with
> TCA's (isn't imipramine a TCA?) they effected my drive WORSE than
> the ssri's, although the ssri's effected my ability to orgasm worse.
> I'm hoping I'm going to be able to get away with this lower dose
> of Lexapro, precisely because I'm scared I'll have sexual side effects
> at a higher dose. That's where you come in Brandymac--what dose are
> you on?
> Worse comes to worse, you can just try it and go off if you don't like it...
> I'm like Brandymac, I've been pleased and have had minimal side effects...I like
> that I can sleep on it too...most ssri's have effected my ability to sleep, which
> is a pain. Let me know how it goes.

I'm on 10mg's and have been since day one. I wanted to get all the side effects over with at one time if I had any, but honestly i really havent had any bad side effects. I think the worse side effect is the jaw clenching, other than that it's not too bad. And my sex drive is a lot better too!




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