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What Antidepressants Will Not Affect Libido
I was wondering about ssris. Why do some cause weight gain and others don't? They both affect serotonin. Does it affect metabolism? Thyroid?
It depends : Different ssris have different chemical structures can affect not only the serotonin reuptake but other hormonal patterns including the thyroid function norepinephrine uptake Dopamine uptake or other hormones in the body. Hence different ssris effect weight differently. Zoloft and Effexor (venlafaxine) are usually weight neutral and Paxil and prozac's cause some weight gain. ...Read more
Im happy wellbutrin (bupropion) it really reversed the Zoloft sexual problem as erection and libido do that result well stay permanent?
Wait ...: Two-day use may not be long enough to see result from Wellbutrin (bupropion) yet. So, give additional 7 days and see. If not improving or evolving as planned/expected, report your condition to the treating Doc so to decide / adjust for what you need. Besides taking all such drugs, don't forget practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence is the foundation of healthcare & the ke ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does anxiety effects swimmers performance other than mentally what does it do to the hormones? Does it affect muscles? How ?
Anxiety's impact: On performance depends on the level of anxiety. At low to moderate levels it can enhance performance at extremely high levels it can lead to reduced performance or freezing up and inability to perform. For sports having the right amount of anxiety is important to help athletes do their best. Zero anxiety can also be connected to poor performance and an apathetic attitude toward the task at hand. ...Read more
Doe s taking Zoloft (sertraline) affect your sex drive? Is there anything that can help with this?
What is the point of having paxil (paroxetine) or Zoloft to treat premature ejaculation if its side effect decreases libido? How many doses will effect the libido?
Variable: Paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft can but don't always decrease libido. Not everyone experiences this side-effect which can happen with one SSRI and not another and can't be predicted. It can happen after the first dose or only after you have been on it for awhile. Unfortunately,there is no way to predict how either of these will effect a particular individual. Hopefully, personalized genetic medicine will help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight Possibility: Zyprexa (olanzapine) can have a side effect of sedation which could cause some slowing of mental processes and affect performance on an IQ test. However, it is also possible that zyprexa (olanzapine) could help test performance if ii is being useful for the resons it is being prescribed. For example, if it is being used for mood swings or aggression, the medicine could help a person function better in a test situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any anti psychotic med that will unlikely cause weight gain and will not cause low sex drive?
Reduced fertility: Being obese has been shown to be a factor to reduced your chances of getting pregnant. Since being overweight also decreases your health, one should lose as much weight as they can, get healthy, and then get pregnant. You'll have the best chance of getting a healthy baby that way, and less chance of having complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strong coffee and ADHD meds significantly improve my mood yet SSRIs don't do anything. Is it safe to conclude that my mood drops are Dopamine related?
Safe vs correct: It might be true and it's not more dangerous than any other unsubstantiated conclusion. There is supportive research and since your experience is what matters - sounds good! Definitely taper SSRI use if pertinent but it sounds like you don't need them. Do watch for too much or too long use of ADHD drugs. Moderate caffeine is fine! Mood psychotherapy can help too. ...Read more
Will depression medication such as Prozac (fluoxetine) affect pregnancy tests? Also can they make periods lighter?
No I do not think so: Medicines like Prozac (fluoxetine) are not known to affect pregnancy testing or bleeding significantly. I found this article to help answer your question about bleeding- it appears there is no association. "Serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants and abnormal bleeding: a review for clinicians and a reconsideration of mechanisms." J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Dec;71(12):1565-75. ...Read more
How does high testerone levels affect ones moods and ability to think? He does not take anything , never has but behavoir is erratic.
It can, but...: High testosterone can increase anxiety, aggression, sex-drive, etc. But that only happens when you're on supplements, particularly excessive intake such as Anabolic steroids w/athletes. It is unlikely his behavior is due to testosterone or that his testosterone level is elevated if he is not on supplements. ...Read more
If Zoloft (sertraline) hasn't decreased my overactive sex drive at all, does that automatically mean that no ssri (for example celexa) will decrease it either?
Is there any medication for anxiety that does not cause weight gain and loss of libido? Wellbutrin (bupropion) caused extreme nausea and did not help anxiety.
Hi, i want to ask, how does phentermine affecting the weight loss, what neurotransmitters it affect. Also what are the withdraw symptoms .
Appetite suppression: Phentermine principally affects appetite due to its release of norepinehrine. It has lesser effects on serotonin and dopamine. It is typically used short term and withdrawal occurs in a low percentage of patients. Long term weight loss requires life style changes. Eat 6 small equal meals, manage stress skillfully, and move like pretend jump roping through the day for drug free wt loss. ...Read more
Why does Valafaxine Hydrochloride make ejaculation and orgasm difficult in men?What does it do in the brain to cause these problems? New user curious.
Serotonin: Sexual dysfunction with medications like venlafexine is common. The cause is the blockage of the reuptake of serotonin between nerve cells. The symptoms aren't due to impact on the brain, it's the way serotonin is affected in the male genitals. It can blunt sensation, making ejaculation difficult. Talk to the prescribing doctor about this troublesome side effect. ...Read more
No: Wellbutrin is not known to affect ability to conceive. But if you're planning to become pregnant while on wellbutrin, it would be helpful to discuss the potential risks and benefits with your physician beforehand. http://www.womensmentalhealth.org/posts/use-of-wellbutrin-bupropion-during-pregnancy/ and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16897811?Dopt=abstractplus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They are only: A solution if you have a problem that they are indicated for. ...Read more
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