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what are the side effects of ssris?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Fatigue: The main side effect is fatigue. Sexual dysfunction is the second most common.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Fatigue: The main side effect is fatigue. Sexual dysfunction is the second most common.
Dr. John Rohm
Dr. John Rohm answered
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Side effect of ssri: In addition to the fatigue a little discussed side effect is the initiation and worsening of teeth grinding and clenching. This has become a growing problem that leads to fractured teeth and extreme wear. This in conjunction with the dry mouth that occurs with these meds has been very destructive to the oral health of patients.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are ssris?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Antidepressants: Ssri is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. There are 6 approved for use in the us. All are thought to work at the level of the synapse--the connection between one nerve cell & another. When serotonin is released, it's taken back up through the reuptake system; so, blocking that system effectively increases exposure to the receptor. How that helps with depression & anxiety remain unclear.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can ssris cause long term side effects long after its no longer in your system?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No long term : Studies have shown long term effects after they are stopped.
United Kingdom
A 35-year-old female asked:

What can be used if ssris cause sexual side effects?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Change meds: Depending on the specific side effect, your doctor may switch you to another ssri or another class of medication altogether.
Pawtucket, RI
A 32-year-old male asked:

Are ssris and nsris negatively, positively, or neutrally charged chemicals? Will a chelator that binds only to posetive charges interact with them?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
That is difficult: To answer but consider their ability to move through the brain, full of electrical conduction via ions. These ions do not affect the ability to of the molecule to land on and effect the protiens that effect reuptake. Chelation, for whatever reason you are doing it, should not affect this though ask the chelation person how it affects antidepressants. Gd luc.
Baton Rouge, LA
A 21-year-old male asked:

Do sexual side effects of SSRIs go away once the medication is stopped?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, but the resolution is over 1 to 2 weeks and not immediately.

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