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Amy Nasseri
Mar 05, 2021
In General Discussions
I know it can be hard to be the first - so how about I go first? I take Sertraline 100mg for my anxiety and depression. But since seeing my sexual health specialists I now also take Wellbutrin. Wellbutrin is meant to help counter some of the adverse sexual side affects of taking an SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor - listen into my depression meds episode for more info!). For example, decreased interest in sex, low libido, diminished orgasm or no orgasm. LAME!! Wellbutrin on the other hand can help replace the body with more dopamine, which in turn can help with arousal (!). It's a tough thing - to need antidepressants but then to have it affect your sexual arousal and desire. Truthfully without sertraline I become overwhelmed quickly, I loose my ability to zoom out and see a situation for what it is. Instead I become unable to get out of my head. I sleep more, feel a constant weight in my chest and I struggle to focus. I loose my ambition and grit. My creativity dries up. I loose me. But I have to say...since taking Wellbutrin in addition to sertraline I feel more confident about my body's ability to feel desire and arousal. Which is huge. All kinds of pleasure are stripped away when you are depressed and anxious. Don't be okay with stripping your sexual pleasure as well. What kind of antidepressant do you take? Has your arousal or desire changed in anyway? Have you noticed a difference taking different types? Amy Nasseri
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While I have never personally experienced cancer, I know that it can take a mammoth toll on a woman's body. So educate me? Tell me and others what happens to your desire? What happens to your arousal? What happens to your relationship to your body? I hope you can find others here who will walk with you and inspire you to put your sexual pleasure back on the priority list. There are treatment options available to help. Listen out soon for the episode on Cancer and Pleasure. You are not forgotten. You deserve pleasure.
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Amy Nasseri
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It's hard enough to find good information on the web about sexual pain issues - so let meeting others with similar stories be easy here at the orgasm lab. My hope is that this becomes a safe space for you to ask questions of others in similar situations. There is help. There is hope! Do not give up!! Sex with yourself or with a partner is NOT supposed to be painful. There are incredible bounds and leaps being made in sexual health medicine. Also - check out sexmedadvocate.com for a great source of information on sexual pain issues.
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Amy Nasseri
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