Muted Sapphire (mutedsapphire) wrote in vaginapagina,
Muted Sapphire

Anorgasmia caused by antidepressants

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I was really hoping for some advice and I feel like this is a great place to ask for it.

My fiance and I have been together for over six years and, in the beginning, or sexual relationship was beyond amazing. I've always had a really high sex drive and I was happy to learn that he did, too. Unfortunately, he had some anxiety issues that caused him to become easily aggravated about the smallest things. A few years into our relationship, we found out we were going to have a baby and we decided it was time for him to find some help for his anxiety. His doctor put him on a low dose of Prozac. It helped with his anxiety, but very little, so she ended up increasing the dose a few times over the next two years.

After our son was born, we began to notice that he had less interest in sex and he was frequently unable to orgasm. It took a while before we realized that it was his medication causing the problem and by this point, we'd already been trying (and, of course, failing) to conceive our second child for several months. We talked to his doctor and she decided to put him on Paxil instead. She said there was still a chance that the problems would recur with this new medication, which it did.

We talked to his doctor again today and she gave us a few options. He could either stay on the Paxil for another two months and see if anything changes, at which point she'll add Wellbutrin if it's still an issue, or we can call his PCP and discuss Viagra. I'm a little uncomfortable with this last option because I feel like it's kind of extreme. I mean, he doesn't have ED and if he weren't on the Paxil, he'd have no problem at all. But I still wonder if it would even help, because at this point, we don't want to try anything new, especially since Paxil works so much better than Prozac.

So, has anyone else ever had this problem or do you have any advice on what we should do next? We really would like to have another child and, besides that, this is really affecting our relationship in a big way. Thanks for listening!

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