SSRI's - Give me a break - Just tell me if these things can cause permanent sexual side effects, or not?
I showed the PSSD page on Wikipedia to my psychiatrist, who has been in the business for a long while and hasn't even heard of PSSD! Which is "Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_SSRI_ ... ysfunction
Basically everyone who has complained about this side effect being irreversible, responsible for writing that Wikipedia article, along with buggered medical professionals who wrote an essay or two about it, are member of the Yahoo support group.
A group with 1600 members.
One THOUSAND six HUNDRED!
And this is out of the how many million that have been prescribed and taken off this medication in the US alone?
It does sound like a coincidence to me.
This whole thing frustrates me because I need to take Zoloft for OCD, but I have these *possible* losers, who are discouraging people from taking the medication who really need it, like myself. I just don't know what to do; my psychiatrist basically said "How many causes of sexual dysfunction are there? Something to blame for these people? Perhaps unintentionally?"
Frankly, if this thing with "PSSD" holds no merit, then the few medical journals about it and that Wikipedia article which states it as fact, with a fancy name and abbreviation to it too, should be taken off. They can keep their precious little support group for the next loser who wants to blame SSRI's for their ongoing sexual dysfunction.
“Q: Will these side effects go away when I stop the medications?
A: As far as we know, these SSRIs do not cause any permanent changes. Usually once people stop taking them, they return to their previous state. There have been rare cases where people have complained of persistent changes in their sexual functioning after taking SSRIs. Because they are so infrequent it is difficult to know whether these changes occurred because of the medicines or some other, co-incidental reason.”
http://www.modernpsychiatry.org/sexual_ ... _ssris.htm
Damn, see how torn up I am about this? These people have created DOUBT and doubt is sometimes all a person needs to not do something, even something he knows he SHOULD be doing. I’ll probably end up taking it anyway, but if I do, I’ll have this constant fear because of these *possible* impotent losers who are saying all this.