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Wed, Feb 26 1:50pm · Possible PSSD symptoms in Depression & Anxiety

That does indeed sound like PSSD. Your experience with medical professionals is unfortunately the norm, most doctors are completely dismissive and will tell you that what you are experiencing doesn't happen. Its truly disheartening.

I never had any itching or stinging.

Fri, Feb 7 11:13am · Possible PSSD symptoms in Depression & Anxiety

Unfortunately this does sound like PSSD. People have reported developing it from 5HTP. And indeed, its very difficult to get a doctor to even hear you out. The first step is to get a physical examination by a urologist and a hormone panel. You should also start seeing a therapist. If you can say you have tried all of these, other doctors will be more likely to help you. After that, see a psychiatrist. In my experience, the only way to recover from PSSD is with more medication. Wellbutrin and buspirone are both helpful in treating PSSD, and some people benefit from SSRI reinstatement.

Tue, Jan 28 8:42am · Possible PSSD symptoms in Depression & Anxiety

I take a whole stack. Buspar, lexapro, Wellbutrin, and many other supplements. My thread on pssdforum has details on each substance, dosage, effects, and backing research.

Sun, Jan 26 9:31am · Possible PSSD symptoms in Depression & Anxiety

@markc2008 it was the same for me. I accidentally quit cold turkey because I had no idea how serious it was. I thought id resume whenever I got around to picking up my medication.

you can look me up on the pssd forum for more detail (username: sovietxrobot). my impression is that whatever damage withdrawal did, its permanent. it can be mitigated with medication but I can't function without it.

what does of buspirone were you on? its pretty common to get a boost the first few days, and then it levels off. did you try increasing the dosage? its strange that Wellbutrin had a negative effect on you, I have no explanation for that. If viagra helps you, thats actually a good sign- when I was at my worst, I had no response to stimuli, so viagra wasn't able to do anything.

I think you should go have a physical exam by a urologist, and they can order a hormone panel for you. that should be the starting point. see how increased dosage of buspar effects you. you can also try nitric oxide or related supplements (l-citruline, l-arginine)- PSSD and SSRIs can deplete NO, which is an important part of sexual response.

May 10, 2019 · Starting Wellbutrin in Depression & Anxiety

Many people find Wellbutrin to be quite stimulating, so it is not surprising that you are feeling some anxiety. If it lasts more than a week or two, its probably not a good fit for you. I also agree with @merpreb in that switching medications can have unpredictable results, including increased anxiety.

These medications effect everyone differently so its difficult to generalize. If after a week or two you're still not happy on Wellbutrin, you could try Lexapro, which is quite different than either of the two you have tried. Buspirone is also a mild anti-anxiety that you could try, or add to Wellbutrin.

If you feel that your depression is mainly due to the loss of your father, then you should also seek counseling- medication alone won't fix the problem.

Feb 6, 2019 · Wellbutrin with clonazepam in Depression & Anxiety

the medscape interactions checker says there are no known interactions. I have taken the two together without issue, except maybe drowsiness. but again I am not a doctor.

Feb 6, 2019 · Possible PSSD symptoms in Depression & Anxiety

Yes thats what all the psychiatrists have told me. Unfortunately it wasn't the case at all. This incident happened over 6 years ago and I never recovered. The initial withdrawal that caused this in the first place was accidental. After withdrawal, I went back on citalopram and it didn't help at all. I switched to Effexor which was even worse, then no medication at all for a few months. Still no change.

Since then, I had to go on back escitalopram to manage my anxiety and depression. It improved my mood but had no effect on desire. Its worth noting, when I was originally on citalopram it had no effect on my sex drive.

Feb 6, 2019 · Wellbutrin with clonazepam in Depression & Anxiety

I'm not a doctor, but I think thats completely inaccurate. Wellbutrin is a dopamine/norepinephrin agonist. Clonazepam is a benzo which works on GABA. They are not comparable.

A much safer taper would be something like: alternate 300mg and 150mg every day for 2 weeks, then 150mg every day for 2 weeks, then 150mg / 0 mg alternating.