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Godfuckingdamnit intro

Unread postPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 2:38 pm
by Godfuckingdamnit
Hi all. My mood is horrible right now, so all I can manage is a short introduction.

28 years old Italian here. I went to see a psychiatrist hoping to get Ritalin prescribed for ADHD. Was told I would have had to try Effexor for 2-4 weeks first, before he would consider whether to give me what I wanted. I had never taken an antidepressant before, and took Effexor (venlafaxine) for a total of 14 days.

On the 4th (3rd?) day, while I was lying in bed all of a sudden I felt a tingling numbing sensation and my dick shriveled. Contacted my doctor to report the erectile dysfunction, but was told to persist, since these symptoms generally dwindle and disappear.

On the 14th day, I started shitting blood, and I was told to discontinue the Effexor; I was shortly thereafter diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. My libido hasn't recovered ever since, and 4 different gastroenterologists told me it's not the UC. 3 weeks after discontinuing Effexor I started taking corticosteroids for my UC, which I'm still taking; don't know if that could possibly have had an impact on recovery.


Today, 2 months and 4 days have passed since discontinuing Effexor. Nothing has changed. How fucked am I?
Is there a list somewhere of all I could test for with a blood test, in order to understand what's going on with me?

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Unread postPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:56 pm
by Zant808
Sorry that this happened to you by your moronic psychiatrist and their useless psychiatric medications. There's a lot of different methods that people have tried or plan on trying to fix PSSD symptoms. You just have to search and browse around on this forum. Good luck.

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Unread postPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:44 am
by magnilo
you're still "fresh", so to say: my impression is that there is a big portion of people that recover from pssd in a matter of a few months after discontinuing
my personal advice would be to do all you can to get your erections back without focusing too much on any specific set of receptors/theory. that approach has never worked for me.
try maca, gingseng, if you can progesterone/pregnenolone or even a little testosterone cream. cialis and such too. fundamentally force your dick back to work.
ive also done some excercises (graphical content ahead!) like gripping your semi erect penis at the basis and pulling/pushing blood to the head. that sort of stuff seems to have effect for me.

was your ulcerative colitis caused by the venlafaxine in the docs opinion?

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Unread postPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:10 am
by been_too_long
Zant808 wrote:Sorry that this happened to you by your moronic psychiatrist and their useless psychiatric medications. .



Thought we was supposed to see an end to comments like this.

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Unread postPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:44 am
by buffkin14
u know i had shit blood a couple of times way back sometime where the months of pssd were worst for me but it didnt occur to me at all that it was related to pssd

could this be a sign that PSSD has something to do with the Prostate ?

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Unread postPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:56 am
by Luis Fernando Lopez
buffkin14 wrote:u know i had shit blood a couple of times way back sometime where the months of pssd were worst for me but it didnt occur to me at all that it was related to pssd

could this be a sign that PSSD has something to do with the Prostate ?

OP said he had ulcerative colitis so my guess is that inflammation is not far off.

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Unread postPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:55 pm
by buffkin14
and if it is something to do with digestion/inflammation in the colon/prostate this could also affect hormone levels?

and explains why some people have relief when taking licorice root?

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Unread postPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:19 pm
by been_too_long
buffkin14 wrote:and if it is something to do with digestion/inflammation in the colon/prostate this could also affect hormone levels?

and explains why some people have relief when taking licorice root?


I wondered a few times if system wide inflammation might not be a component. Prostate being culprit would seem unlikely as females are affected too. Cant rule it out though. Prior to coming down with PSSD I did suffer from chronic prostatitis with unknown etiology. Question would be how could SSRIs trigger the onset if it is simply inflammation.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:01 pm
by tenacity
I hope you're doing a little bit better man. Today will mark a month for me. I think we need to give it some time because it could genuinely be in our favor for recovery to occur, especially if there are still some signs of functioning. I took escitalopram for 4 days. Man, that stuff must be really strong to do that to someone in just 4 days. I have a friend who is on Effexor and I think I am going to try to convince him to go off of it when I can. I really don't want anyone else to have to go through the stress. Keep us updated on how you're doing and if you need someone to talk to who is kinda close to you in terms of time off the meds, I am here to listen man. Stay hopeful. Anxiety can make it worse. I honestly believe mine is a combination of both.