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Cigarettes/alcohol/other drug use and PSSD

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:22 pm
by lost_soul
It just occured to me that substance use might have fucked up my brain and sexual functioning further. I've not noticed any changes, but they might have impeded recovery.

I don't know what to look for but I would appreciate it if someone with some knowledge could try and find out whether any of this might effect PSSD.

-Heavy smoking most of the time since my first SSRI including while on Risperidone, Risperidone + Sertraline, Risperidone + Vortioxetine
-Heavy daily alcohol use both on and off SSRIs
-Heavy cocaine use for a 2 month period while on Risperidone + Sertraline and Risperidone + Vortioxetine
-Light ketamine use while on Risperidone and Vortioxetine
-Moderate cannabis use without any concurrent medication
-Moderate benzodiazepine use while on Risperidone + Vortioxetine

And looking forward, would it make any difference to quit smoking cigarettes? I smoke enough at the moment that it probably always has an effect on bloodflow etc, but in the past I've smoked a lot less and it's not seemed to make any difference. I've quit for a month or so as well since PSSD and it made no noticeable difference. I'm more concerned with the effect of nicotine on the dopamine system which I don't understand. Should I abstain from drinking? Drink a lot? Drink a small amount?

Advice on any of this would be appreciated.

Re: Cigarettes/alcohol/other drug use and PSSD

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:28 pm
by DoIt
lost_soul wrote:-Heavy smoking most of the time since my first SSRI including while on Risperidone, Risperidone + Sertraline, Risperidone + Vortioxetine
-Heavy daily alcohol use both on and off SSRIs
-Heavy cocaine use for a 2 month period while on Risperidone + Sertraline and Risperidone + Vortioxetine
-Light ketamine use while on Risperidone and Vortioxetine
-Moderate cannabis use without any concurrent medication
-Moderate benzodiazepine use while on Risperidone + Vortioxetine


Wait, you want to say taht you did all these things? Do I understand it correctly?

Re: Cigarettes/alcohol/other drug use and PSSD

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:49 pm
by lost_soul
DoIt wrote:
lost_soul wrote:-Heavy smoking most of the time since my first SSRI including while on Risperidone, Risperidone + Sertraline, Risperidone + Vortioxetine
-Heavy daily alcohol use both on and off SSRIs
-Heavy cocaine use for a 2 month period while on Risperidone + Sertraline and Risperidone + Vortioxetine
-Light ketamine use while on Risperidone and Vortioxetine
-Moderate cannabis use without any concurrent medication
-Moderate benzodiazepine use while on Risperidone + Vortioxetine


Wait, you want to say taht you did all these things? Do I understand it correctly?


Yes. Not wise but it's done now

Re: Cigarettes/alcohol/other drug use and PSSD

Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:31 pm
by Merker_51
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Re: Cigarettes/alcohol/other drug use and PSSD

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:59 pm
by mjj123
There is no way of knowing what may cause it because in your case SSRI's were involved.

But I do know any drug that produces a high will eventually cause anhedonia through withdrawal. Some drugs its weeks, others its months or years. But it doesn't seem to be oddly permanent like what happens from SSRIs