Fort Worth, TX
A 26-year-old male asked:
down to 15mg of valium from 30, over 8 months. quit ssri because of sexual sfx. buspar (buspirone) made me very dizzy. feel very sad and depressed. any advice?
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A Verified Doctor answered
Many possibilities: Psychotherapy is effective for many anxiety disorders. In addition, sexual dysfunction (SD) with one SSRI/SNRI does not mean that this will happen to all of them, and non-SSRI antidepressants can also be tried. Alternatively, Wellbutrin, even in low doses, may reverse the SSRI-mediated SD. Buspar (buspirone) may have been tried in too high a dose, or escalated too rapidly. Consider second (or third) opinion.
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Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
DEPRESSION: The most complete evaluation for medication is with a Psychiatrist. First have a physical exam by a Dr. to rule out a physical problem. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you change & find better coping mechanisms with ZOOM.com sessions. There is extra anxiety due to covid 19- stay safe, cautious & hold on to hopefulness to elevate your immune system.
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Last updated Nov 15, 2020
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