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A 27-year-old male asked:

on invega (3mg), lithium-300mg and divalproex - 500mg and recently when having sex been hard to reach my orgasm. any help? meds have been reduced too

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Heh,: might be the most common causes not the meds: lack of daily exercise for at least 20 minutes. depression forcing the issue with ejaculation more frequently than the body can keep up with.

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