Hi. I didnt wanted to fill that boring ass wall off text.
I’m just here cuz i wanted to tell my short story here so people can think and feel calm for a second.
22 year old male.
started using fin when i was 20. Stopped in April 2020 due to low ejaculation volume.
Only side effect was low ejaculation volume. Hardness and libido was good.
I wanted to have kids and stuff and things were going good since quitting.
My Momma died from COVID-19 and I blamed myself for it. I thought i was the carrier. Even thou i just had a little cough i was feeling good. I was also tested NEGATIVE for that but after she visited us she became sick.
I had Anxiety attacks. It was hard to overcome. I couldnt handle it very well. My wife insisted that i should see a psychiatrist. I did.
Psychiatrist gave me Fluoxetine. Wasn’t aware of side effects and i thought It’ll be good for me cuz I’ll have less stress.
I took it for 2 months.
First 2 weeks was OK. Libido was %50 less but i thought it was from anxiety. I was waiting to drug to kick in…
Then it did. End of the first month. There was almost zero interest for sex. No libido whatsoever.
No morning woods. It sucks. I could get erected but it was like %30.
I told the psychiatrist and he told me It’ll subside if you continue the drug.
I did. And in the second month I developed some shit called “retrograde ejaculation” . It was hell.
I was barely getting an erection and when i ejaculate almost nothing was coming out.
So i decided to quit fluoxetine and turned into weightlifting.
I did some heavy ass powerlifting routine just for eliminating stress out of my life. Even thou i couldnt get properly erected, my lifts were strong. So i continued.
I slowly healed in 3 months. I did nothing besides lifting heavy and eating healthy i guess. I took vitamin D every month. I always did. Even before fin. It was a sports habit.
I took ZMA for 2 weeks but I felt nauseous on it so i quit too. I wanna try L-arginine for better power output.
Now for 2 months my sex drive, erections, even morning erections turned normal. Even my ejaculation volume turned normal. I got my wife pregnant.
I’m writing this wall of text just for people who feels bad and thinks they wont even be able to have sex again. Cuz i thought that way. Fluoxetine f*cked me up bad. Even worse than finasteride. And they prescribe those pills like they’re flintstone vitamins.
I think in my story the key element was : putting your attention to something else. if you’re anxious about your sex life 24/7 , Bad news : It’ll never be great. Cuz anxiety kills boners.
Turning into weightlifting and getting focused on my lifts and my finances really took a huge weight of my shoulders.