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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Anorgasmia

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I've got anorgasmia. How to deal with this?

I've got anorgasmia. How to deal with this?

Why?: The most common cause of anorgasmia in otherwise healthy people is drug side effects, particularly SSRIs and SNRIs. The physiological correlative of orgasm (i.e. the muscular contractions) is mediated by the sympathetic nervous system. Isolated anorgasmia at the autonomic level is unlikely. If drug effects have been ruled out, organic causes need to be sought. ...Read more

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Is anorgasmia from Prozac (fluoxetine) permanent?

Is anorgasmia from Prozac (fluoxetine) permanent?

Generally not: The majority of sexual side effects from the ssri antidepressants resolve after the medication is stopped. Sometimes, they ease up with time while still on the medications, sometimes we add other antidepressants such as bupropion to counter the sexual side effects. Please consult with your treating physician to get this remedies. ...Read more

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What to do for sexual dysfunction or anorgasmia as a young woman?

What to do for sexual dysfunction or anorgasmia as a young woman?

Information: Learn more about and understand human sexuality. Information on female sexuality is available in books and on the internet from reputable sources. Get to know your body well and what brings you pleasure. If this seems overwhelming to you, a therapist that specializes in sexuality can be very helpful. If you have a history of sexual trauma, find a therapist to work with. ...Read more

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What are natural or medical ways to fix anorgasmia?

Usually: If you have this issue i would suggest you start with your primary care provider. The may be health issues that need to be addressed. Also, they will likely be able to direct you toward a specialists in your area. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the percentage of women who have anorgasmia?

Please help! what is the percentage of women who have anorgasmia?

10-15%: The overall rate is about 10-15%. Most can still achieve orgasm through masturbation but not through intercourse. Sexual therapy can be very helpful to over come this problem. A small vibrator (sold as neck massages in pharmacies) can also be useful. Certain medications can cause this. Dont be embarrassed to ask your obgyn about this common problem. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes anorgasmia in males?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes anorgasmia in males?

Rescue, ronpo: The most common cause of anorgasmia in otherwise healthy people is drug side effects, particularly SSRIs and SNRIs. The physiological correlative of orgasm, i.e. the muscular contractions, is mediated by the sympathetic nervous system. Isolated anorgasmia at the autonomic level is unlikely. If drug effects have been ruled out, organic causes need to be sought. ...Read more

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List of all medications that can help with nardil (phenelzine) anorgasmia ?

List of all medications that can help with nardil (phenelzine) anorgasmia
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Very short list: Being an MAO inhibitor, Nardil can cause many interactions with medicines that would be safe to try otherwise. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is commonly used to overcome ssri-induced anorgasmia, but isn't safe to use with nardil. Might you & your doctor consider reducing your Nardil dose to see if this helps, but doesn't cause your other symptoms to return? I hope my colleagues will have additional ideas . . ...Read more

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My bf has anorgasmia possibly induced by his SSRI meds and was given Cialis. Could this help with the anorgasmia?

My bf has anorgasmia possibly induced by his SSRI meds and was given Cialis. Could this help with the anorgasmia?

May not be...: Anorgasmia is well known to be one of SSRI side effects, and Cialis is only to enhance penile rigidity for longer penetration, but still will have limited effect to improve ejaculation. Despite readily availability of drugs for almost any mental or physical complaints, they all come with their unique side effects one way or the other. In reality, always take healthy lifestyle as foundation of care ...Read more

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Cutting my 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) in half to see if anorgasmia disappears. Haven't felt much benefit from 10mg after 16 days, so is 5mg a legit dose?

Cutting my 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) in half to see if anorgasmia disappears. Haven't felt much benefit from 10mg after 16 days, so is 5mg a legit dose?

You sound smart: And yes, using a taper by half for a week, then another half if needed sounds safe - but it is still best to pass it by the Dr who Rx'd. They learn by getting this sort of feedback and can protect you from a bad reaction only if they know what's happening. Best wishes! Consider CBT therapy to learn skills for living. ...Read more