I've been going through a tough couple of months dealing with persistent sexual dysfunction due to SSRI'S and Quietapine and I hope you can help me.
I've read through hundreds of posts from here and other forums online and am losing hope. I'll give you some background on me in hope that you can help.
I am 34 and have been taking Fluoxitine (Lovan here in Australia) 40mg since 2010 for OCD and Anxiety. During that time my libido had dropped a little and Morning Erections had completely disappeared. However I still functioned.
In late October due to work and relationship related stress I was having problems sleeping and got a prescription for Seroquel (Quietapine) 50mg. This is when most of my problems began. My Erections became weaker followed by complete ED. I soon lost ALL LIBIDO and my Penis is almost completely numb. I now believe this combination of drugs triggered PSSD.
I stopped taking Seroquel on the 1st of Jan 2017 and tapered off Fluoxitine by 15th of Jan. I thought getting of the drugs would help me regain my sexual function but it hasn't. In fact around January 5th I had a complete emotional shutdown for about 3 days. No emotions positive or negative. I haven't been the same since, I feel my empathy has completely disappeared. Even my constant anxiety has now disappeared. I also developed restless legs syndrome which seem to be returning back to normal.
So I'm here asking for your help seeing as how you seem to be one of the only sources on PSSD.
I've tried Ginseng, Ginkgo, Ashwaganda, Tribulus, Maca and there has been absolutely no change so far. I've gone to my General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Hypnotherapist, A sexual health doctor, Endocrinologist and their only response seems to be that I'm probably depressed and to consider going back on Antidepressants. This doesn't seem right to me. Soon I'll be going to a Urologist and perhaps a Neurologist in hopes of finding a way of fixing this but I've lost almost all faith in doctors.
Can you offer any guidance on my healing Erectile Dysfunction, Morning Erections, Loss of Libido, Genital Numbness, Loss of Emotions.
Inositol? Nystatin? Wellbutrin? Curcumin? SJW? Licorice Root? Mianserin? Anything which can bring me back to the person I was.
Anyway I hope to hear from you (Sorry for the massive post).