PSSD since 6 years

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)? Germnay

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?)

What is your current age, height, weight? 51, 180cm, 85kg

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? duloxetine

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 60mg/d

What condition was being treated with the drug? work overload

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?10 months

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?44, 07/2012

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 45, 05/2013

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? in 4 weeks 60-0

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? few days

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? no libido; weak orgasm

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Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Erectile Dysfunction
Complete Impotence
[x Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Watery Ejaculate
Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
Suicidal Thoughts

Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Pain
x] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Weight Gain
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Muscle Wastage
Muscle Weakness
Joint Pain
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Prostate pain
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Hearing loss
Increased hair loss
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? I took propanolol, Mianserin, acupuncture, vitamine d high dosis, saffron, pramipexol

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)? both, all values in normal range

Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience? orgasm intensity is about 20%

Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
After a work overload a doc gave my first mirtazapine, after 4 weeks cymbalta. my libido crahed down, the drugs had no positive effects to me, the doc raised the dosis up to 90mg/d, but I decided after 2 weeks to quit the drug, I tapped down from 90 to 60 to 30 to 15 to 0 in about 4 weeks. Libido raised up for a couple of days and crashed down to 0 since summer 2013. I tried a lot of things: propanonol, pramipexol, manserin…no positive results …I would like to participate the survey.


Thanks for sharing your story will and welcome. That familiar improvement then crash can often be characteristic of our experiences. You should have an invite to the survey by email in the next half hour, after which you’ll also be able to access your or personal survey via the graph icon at the top right when browsing the forum on desktop or laptop.


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