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?)
What is your current age, height, weight?
March 1993 (25), 1,68 meters, 54kg
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
Paroxetine and 5-htp
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
Paroxetine from 2012, started on 20mg, from 2014 5mg. I never had problem with Paroxetine. On august 2018, my neurologist advised me to take 5htp. I took 200mg for “just” 9 days. My life is ruined.] 66
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
. Paroxetine from november 2012 to september 2018
5-htp from 6th august 2018 to 15 august 2018
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
paroxetine 19 yo
5-htp 25 yo
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
paroxetine taper off, 5-htp cold turkey
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
after 3 days of 5-htp
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
ED, loss of libido and sex drive, weakness, testiucular pain, penis pain, anxiety, diarrhea, liquid sperm
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.
Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Erectile Dysfunction improve if i take Tadalafil 5mg
Loss of Morning Erections improve if i take Tadalafil 5mg
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections improve if itake Tadalafil 5mg
Watery Ejaculate improved before 2 months, sometimes come back
Reduced Ejaculate improved with time, sometimes come back
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility improved with time
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 fixed with clonazepam
Severe Depression / Melancholy
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease started on march 2019. Never before
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
Frequent urination fix when i take Tadalafil 5mg
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
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.
I took Paroxetine for panic problems. I have never had too strong adverse effects. Only in the early days, it made me sweat. For over five years I took Paroxetine and I could also stop it without side effects. One day a neurologist suggested I take 5-htp. Since then, my life is over.