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Sampo - The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:03 am
by Sampo
Hi!

I'm man who is 28 year old now. I have had PSSD since the end of the year 2013. I started Sertraline in november 2009 and I hadn't sexual side effects during the time when I was on the drug. I quit taking it at the first time on the autumn of the year 2013 and few months after that I noticed that I had lost my sexuality. At the begining I didn't realize that Sertraline was the reason why I didn't have sexual intrest anymore because I had prostate problems at the same time. Now I think that those problems were also caused by the SSRI. I turned very sad and depressed because of my condition and I cried often. I didn't know that what I had faced was SSRI withdrawal so I started the drug again what is the worst mistake what I have ever did! After continuing the drug I started feel better emotionally but I worried still where is my libido and morning woods. So I started googling what was happened to me and very soon I realized what the truth is. So I stop the Sertraline finally on the november 2014.

So I still have PSSD but unfornately Sertraline have caused me many other problems too. My life is emototionally very poor even if I felt things very strongly naturally. I can't cry anymore or feel things so deeply as normally before the drug. I didn't lost just inrtest of sex, I also lost of intrest of the music. It hurts me very badly because I loved play guitar and bass. I loved writing songs and just laying on the bed and shut my eyes during when I listened the music. I saw colours when I was deeply in the natural trip what the good music was to me. My imagination is very poor too and I also lost huge amount of my spirituality.

My condition is physically very bad too. I lost my appetite and lot of my weight at the begining of the withdrawal. Luckily I'm able to feel again when I need to eat something. Sadly my stomach is very sensitive so I need to avoid the stress and eat very healthy. I also have problems with urinating and often my sleeping isn't deep enough. One reason for that is that I wake up often because I feel like my legs are freezing. I feel cold often and I got flu very easily. I got tired very easily and I'm sensitive for strong lights and screens. Exercising it's difficult to me because it feels too stimulating. On the next day my head is foggy and I feel very tired if I play soccer.

Once I was healthy guy who loved the music, girls, being with friends, deep conversations, playing soccer, being and fishing in the pure nature and pot smoking. The drug ruined my life and I hope that I or someone find the solution how to fix it. Now I try to live healthy by eating and sleeping properly and being without alcohol and pot. I also try to stay so positive as its possible.

I'm sorry if my english is hard to understand sometimes. I'm not native user of the english as you surely see! :D

Re: The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:01 am
by Bigmum
Sampo did you have any periods of improovements if so can you atribute it to any substances or events?

Re: The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:16 am
by Hades
same here musician with lot of interestest cant be creative because of antipsycotic drugs

Re: The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:03 am
by Sampo
Bigmum wrote:Sampo did you have any periods of improovements if so can you atribute it to any substances or events?


I don't ejaculate prematurely anymore. That is the only improvement. I have tried buspar two years ago but it caused very foggy head to me. Also I tried inositol over year ago but it wasn't good for my stomach. After the first night during the period I took it I saw an erotic dream but nothing else happened to me. I have thought that maybe the next thing what I like to try would be St. John's Wort because it is natural stuff. I'm also interested in licorise root. Salvia divinorum is quite interesting too because if I don't remember wrong its natural dopamine agonist but I'm not sure could my head handle the trip in this condition. Once over two years ago I drank poppy tea and it boosted my sexuality very much for a short time. I don't want to take it anymore because I don't think that its the final solution that cures me and I don't want to take a risk of being opioid addict. '

I can still have sex and I think that I can do the tricks well what I need to do in the bed to cause pleasure for girls. The main problem is almost fully dead libido and weak orgasms. I just have lost the intrest of girls at the sexual way. They still look quite pretty to me but not as much as before. I don't feel the passion like before. My body feel quite dead too. For example if some one kiss my neck it feels almost as erotic as handshake. This is very frustrating condition. I noticed beautiful things like sun sets, music, northern lights and girls but I just can't feel how beautiful those things really are.

Re: The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:41 am
by Bigmum
Thans Sampo every info can be useful i have same sympthoms.

Re: The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:45 am
by sjv16477
It seems I have actually wrote this thread, same story for me.

Re: The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:12 am
by Glitch
Another story just like all of ours. This shit needs to end.

Re: The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:11 pm
by fasttrack1982
One thing that you mentioned that is very much the same for me is; I still have the capability to get an erection and ejaculate, and have "sex." But I feel no attraction to anyone, and no desire to do so.

Re: The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:19 pm
by Juvo
fasttrack1982 wrote:One thing that you mentioned that is very much the same for me is; I still have the capability to get an erection and ejaculate, and have "sex." But I feel no attraction to anyone, and no desire to do so.


This sounds like a symptom of emotional anhedonia to me. Just another devastating characteristic of PSSD.

Re: The story about what Sertraline did to me

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:00 pm
by Ghost
Welcome to the forum.