Libido loss effect of Fluoxetine

We have 572 consumer reports for Fluoxetine. Libido loss effect occurred in 9%.

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  1. Kelly L. Deshazo says:
    2.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Aggressiveness; Depression

    I have intense dreams, every day … besides strong hair loss and hardly any desire for sex; I used to have multiple orgasms, now it’s very hard to get one at all … otherwise it often makes me tired and I do not think so much anymore. It has become easier

    Side effects: Hair loss; Libido loss; Fatigue
  2. Shannon A. McClellan says:
    3.5 rating

    Take fluoxetine for 1.5 years. Reason: anxiety disorder (social anxiety, claustrophobia, emetophobia) My first experience with an antidepressant. Started with 20mg, reduced because of too strong side effects after 3 days and then slowly rebuilt to 20 mg. Take now for over a year 20mg daily in the morning. The first weeks severe side effects: nausea, loss of appetite, severe lack of concentration (I was actually completely beside me), severe headache, forced yawning, dry mouth, tiredness, night sweats. Better after about 2-3 weeks. Conclusion after 1.5 years: I can go back to work and work. Emotions, however, have fallen by the wayside. I’m pretty much indifferent, I do not feel like doing anything, I can not get up to sport or doing business anymore, I’m generally not interested in anything. I’m almost always tired and sleep 9 to 10 hours – in the afternoon I’m often so sleepy that I have to lie down. In addition to the fatigue and indifference: night sweats, sexual aversion, orgasm inability. At the end of the year I would like to slowly reduce my dose and let it escape. I would like to – despite all the fears – once again feel something like enthusiasm …

  3. Jamey J. Perdue says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Burnout syndrome; Depression

    Fluoxetine has been shown to have an excellent effect when taken with 2 tablets of 20 mg. I was really fine with that. Unfortunately, significant erectile dysfunction and almost complete loss of libido occurred at the same time. 1 tablet was unfortunately too weak but also brought no / hardly any side effects. Positive aspect: weight loss. Cymbalta has a good effect with fewer side effects. Normal libido, only even easier erectile dysfunction. Especially if I forgot the tablets again 3 or 4 days and imagine I do not need them … and start again. During this time from the 3rd day heavy perspiration, slowed thought processes, nausea and strong irritability. With regular intake: o.k., but relatively strong weight gain.

  4. Jamal P. Cedillo says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    First of all, I do not want to stop anyone here from taking his prescribed medications or even getting someone to stop his drug therapy. However, it is important to me to mention a major scandal. I myself have had the fluoxetine bother me because of obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders. It was really imposed on me. With the most flowery reports a la success rate of at least 40% and hardly any side effects. Yes, I have been warned about side effects (NW). Also on sexual dysfunction. My question as to whether these NWs are reversible was answered unambiguously and unequivocally yes. Now I am sitting there, have discontinued the drug for 14 days and it is still completely dead pants. Libido and erection = 0. My therapist calms me down with the long half-life and that’s why it can take a while for the male force to return. However, I have now found out that there are enough people whose sexual dysfunction persisted after taking SSRIs (keyword for research: PSSD, there are also self-help groups). The phenomenon has long been ignored by experts or psychologically canceled. Meanwhile, there is also peer-reviewed scientific literature on this topic. I hope now that I am really too impatient and soon the problem has resolved itself. With psychotropic drugs, I am personally, however, through. For me, the ups and downs of the mental illness + fulfilled sex life was much better than the current state. Again, no one should sell his meds because of this report. They work too. Fluoxetine helped me noticeably to reduce anxiety after 2 days. Of course, seriously depressed people or people who can not lead a livable life without psychotropic drugs should have access to these substances. However, everyone should be aware that they can cause permanent damage. Even if neither the doctor nor the leaflet tell you. All the best.

  5. Harold S. Sharp says:
    3.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Burnout syndrome; Depression

    Headaches, hair loss, blurred vision, sleep disorders, loss of libido, fatigue, personality changes, aggressive behavior The first three weeks were hell with headaches, sleep disturbances, nightmares, sweats, palpitations, urinary urgency and howling cramps. After four weeks of taking recovery with euphoric conditions and a nice feeling. After 12 weeks of ingestion worsening with blurred vision, loss of libido, severe hair loss, crying cramps. After 16 weeks of ingestion, complete listlessness, pronounced Messie syndrome, personality change, aggressive behavior.

  6. Dorothy A. Hanson says:
    2.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Hello, I have been taking Fluoxetine 20mg for 7 weeks. I am suffering from anxiety and panic disorders. My fears are eig. Away but in between come again. I became very moody about it. Libido is completely gone! Weight loss up to now 3 kg (it worries me because instead of 49 I weigh now only 46 kg :()

  7. Frances R. Schiller says:
    4.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Nausea, Kopfschmerz_ leaves about 1Monat after receipt of nach..Konzentrumsstörungen, Racy, Aggressive, Depressive, Hypersensitivity (interpersonal), pain (eg, poke, cut, fall) sensation very low.Sexuelle aversion, retreat from social life .Heißhunger, weight gain. The first three years I was able to live well with a daily intake of 80 mg 80 mg. The last 9 years I have taken 40 mg 4 times a day. For two years at 7 13 18 22, then unfortunately I had to take additional drugs Diclo, Novalgin, .Vor 2 months ago I have withdrawn from hospital oxicodon. I have to realize, too much drug cause pain! The Schmerzgedächnis forget nothing. Can only guess, first of all to be checked by medical specialists, if and how much drugs are acceptable. If necessary calmly several opinions einholen.Man must stop again to learn a kind of trust. And one must necessarily want.

  8. Virginia D. Pappas says:
    3.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    I got fluoxetine prescribed for my depression and it worked great and I had almost no side effects. The only side effects I found were Übelket or a very lethargic feeling in the stomach (but that was only if I took it without first eating something, if I had eaten before (what a little has served as a toast or ruffle ) then it was wonderful). Otherwise, I was generally less hungry than usual, which led to weight loss (very nice side effect). The only real disturbing side effect was that my sexual desire was significantly reduced and I had orgasm problems (which was more to the chagrin of my partner than my own). But I can only recommend it really helped me a lot! PS: I can not say anything about the price because it was paid by the health insurance company

  9. Dudley S. Butt says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    I take 20mg Fluoxitin for three months. The first three days were very tough. Sweats, total insomnia, irritability, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea. After a few days it went and I found only slight dry mouth and libido loss. Meanwhile, everything has settled down, I have no side effects and I feel much better. I am more active, I can get up better in the morning, I am calmer in stress and generally have a much better mood. Fingernails grow again for the first time in years – I used to nibble on them before stress. This medicine helped me!

  10. Lucia H. Elam says:
    2.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Eating disorder; Anxiety disorders; Depression

    Fluoxetine was okay in the first week. Then extremely sweats, nausea with vomiting, headache, total loss after sexual activity. Now I take Cipramil for 2 days and it starts all over again. So far headache, severe dizziness with nausea, nighttime extreme panic attacks. Strong tiredness. Let’s wait 🙁

  11. Jimmy K. French says:
    3.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    I got the medication for depression. I can only advise against anyone even taking one tablet of it. It works quite well, BUT there are occasional strong migraine-like headaches, even if you have drunk only a glass of alcohol. Fluoxetine has a strong impact on the sex life. The libido is close to zero and is unable to experience orgasm. The discontinuation is only weeks and months with very little dosage reduction in 5mg steps. When weaning you have a feeling of sickness as in a severe flu combined with severe muscle pain Especially in the neck area and in the thigh muscles. Furthermore, and the WORST are Zaps (see also Brain Zaps). They feel like electric shocks in the head and occur in almost every movement. I survived all this !! But only after the 4th attempt to sell it. The information about Zaps I have from the internet. My family doctor did not waste what I have and just smiled at me and my neurologist said: Since they have just take the tablets. My honestly counseled, keep away from the stuff !!! Nobody can be so sick that you have to take these tablets.

  12. Renee K. Scholl says:
    4.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Eating disorder; Drive disorders; Depression

    Fluoxetine / Prozac: I have taken this drug intermittently for several years, between 0 and 60mg. Against fears and obsessions it helps very well, on the whole it makes me more stable and emotionless, which I do not feel as negative. To test the effect, I have taken up to 60mg, but I was still driveless, if satisfied. At the beginning, I lost my appetite, but that soon disappeared. Overall, it slows down my metabolism (I think), I’m increasing faster. (Compared to other depressants but not bad). Fluoxetine reduces the sexual desire, but at low dose this settles down to some extent. Other side effects during the first two weeks were abdominal pain, headache, hair loss. The good thing about Fluoxetine is the high half-life of the drug, it stays in the body for a long time and it’s not that bad if you forget to take it. Also, it can be easier to slink it. !! This drug is dangerous in connection with alcohol. Alcohol and fluoxetine reinforce each other and so I am euphoric and completely detached by alcohol but also incredibly fast drunk which can change very quickly quite quickly. Also, the initial side effects have again shown very clearly. Too much alcohol means for the next day: anxiety, confusion, Depersonalisierungsgefühle, hair loss etc … Alcohol should not actually drink during treatment, in moderation, but my doctor has granted me, however, this measure with Fluoxetine is very very very low . !! Solvex / Reboxetine: Drive boosting! Although medications work differently for each one of them, I take at most a quarter of my 4mg tablet (and not every day) as it is extremely effective. I am much more structured, able to concentrate better and less hungry. I suddenly manage to keep my apartment clean and tidy; D strangely, I am also strangely better at my reflection (usually having a totally distorted self-perception) and greater sexual desire. Too much of the drug (and that’s already 2mg for me!) And side effects right at the beginning of the treatment: aggression, irritability, confusion, palpitations, pimples, sleep disorders (constant awakening, waking too early …)

  13. Amber J. Robertson says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Initially severe nausea, loss of appetite, headache, constipation, loss of libido and weight gain. This resolved after 2 weeks, except for the loss of libido, again. After dose increase to 40 mg again the same side effects. The desired effect has not set. Therefore, the intake was stopped.