Welcome to our community. Please fill in the following template as a way of introducing yourself, and helping others to understand your background and situation.
Where are you from (country)?
How did you find this forum (Google search – if so, what search terms? Via link from a forum or website – if so, what page? Other?)
google- PSSD and eventually found out about PFS
What is your current age, height, weight?
24, 170, 11 stone
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? Sertraline, fluoxetine, mirtazapine, amitriptyline
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
Varying doses of each anti depressant
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
Altogether 4 years
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
Straight away on ssri but mirtazapine reversed it while I was on it
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Check the boxes that apply. You can save your post first, then interactively check/uncheck the boxes by clicking on them. If your symptoms change, please update your list.
[x ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ x] Erectile Dysfunction
[ x] Loss of Morning Erections
[ x] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[x ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[x ] Watery Ejaculate
[ x] Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[ x] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ x] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[x ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[ x] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[x ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[x ] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[x ] Suicidal Thoughts
[x ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[x ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ x] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
[x ] Frequent urination
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
This is all new to me so only thing I’ve tried is ‘edovis’ supplement trial(ongoing)
If you have pre or post-drug blood tests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (please post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?
Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience?
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
Was put on 50/100/150 mg of sertraline in 2014 for social anxiety and depression, which left me completely impotent to begin with but after a month or so erections and libido came back but it would take an hour to reach orgasm(gf at the time wasn’t complaining) but it bothered me, next it was fluoxetine another ssri at a low dose but side effects(cognitive, sexual) were too bad so I was switched to mirtazapine 15/30mg which was great for sleep, erections, libido and organs were still great but sensitivity in penis was a little less than before starting anti depressants but still no issue. At the beginning of this year I was put on amitriptyline 10mg for 2 weeks but stopped after 2 weeks due to urine retention. I was feeling optimistic about fighting depression and anxiety med free but soon I noticed i had no feeling in my genitals, orgasms were pleasureless and I have severe Anhedonia, I thought they were just normal withdrawal symptoms and would go away after a few weeks but sadly this is not the case things have only gotten worse!
Been lurking here for a month or so and decided to sign up, I’d be interested in the survey if it’s still ongoing?