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I just can't live this way (meds vs. sex).

Posted by abitscared on April 6, 2005, at 6:12:21

I'm a gay male.

I was on Celexa (80 mg/day), and things were going OK. I was celibate, so no big deal. But then, after 34 years of self-hatred, I started to feel dateable. I started building the social life I never had. A lot of this was due to my meds. I also take Depakote (2250 mg/day) and meds for hypertension and a thyroid issue. Anyway, I had major roblems with anorgasmia, but not erectile dsyfunction.

I've tried going off the Celexa, and that totally fixed the anorgasmia thing, but then I fell apart. What it boils down to is that I keep trying my meds and not being able to have sex, then going off my meds and becoming an emotional basketcase. Neither situation is conducive to a good relationship or dating situation.

I've tried Wellbutrin instead of Celexa. The anorgasmia got a little better, but not fully. Also, the Wellbutrin was not working for my depression. I've tried Gingko Biloba, with no success. Has anyone tried arginine? (ArginMax?)

Anyway, if I'm on my meds, I'm well enough to attract a guy, but I'm horrible in the sack, and that sure doesn't want to make anyone stick around. Also, "discussing" the issue and explaing your depression and med use isn't so attractive to a potential new partner either.

I don't know what to do. There's this guy I really like, but there are some emotional issues on my part. If I take my meds, I can handle these issues and be somewhat likeable, but then I can't perform. So, I go off the meds (because I want to please him) and I totally freak out and show him what a weirdo I am emotionally.

I can't live like this. Are there even any REAL treatments being developed for this anorgasmia from SSRIs?




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