Which antidepressants gave you the least sexual side effects?
January 15, 2014 2:56 PM Subscribe
I've had issues with an SSRI and SNRI having orgasms - would like your advice about potential other drugs. Wellbutrin not possible (gave me high blood pressure)
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (23 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Hello, 30F here. Yes, I'm already in therapy.
I have been on the border of dysthymic for several years now. At times it borders on pretty depressed. Several of those times, I went ahead and tried antidepressants, BUT:
1. within one day, celexa and cymbalta (SSRI and SNRI) both immediately killed my ability to become aroused or have an orgasm). I'm not cool with this - sex is one of the things in life that brings me joy.
2. Wellbutrin gave me high blood pressure, which I normally do not have, so please don't suggest that one.
3. St John's wort worked great for about 6 months then crapped out.
So questions is:
Especially females, but males welcome: which antidepressants gave you the least sexual side effects? If you want to break it down to arousal, desire, and orgasm, that would also be interesting to me.