How are you now?

Polls.

How are you now PSSD-wise compared to when you got it?

Worsened
1
9%
Did not improve at all but did not worsen
3
27%
Improved only a little
5
45%
Improved significantly but still far from full recovery
1
9%
Mostly recovered
1
9%
Fully recovered
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 11
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How are you now?

Unread post by frhfu398hhf9hf3hf8 »

Also it will be useful to comment your current state+the time since you got PSSD.
Last edited by frhfu398hhf9hf3hf8 on Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
Intro || Fluoxetine for 2 weeks in October 2020
CFS (since long ago),
Anesthesia (mostly genital), Anhedonia (both sexual and general),
Slight ED and libido loss (possibly due to psychological factor)
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Re: How are you now?

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Your survey misses the "worsened" option, which seems to be the majority, depending on the definition of "when you got it".
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=3828

My PSSD had worsened for one or two months after quitting. Since then, it swings between lower (when mood or sleep are bad) and some very short windows (days) when I tried some psy drugs (benzo, hydroxyzine, buspirone).
Escitalopram, 10mg/day, Jan-May 2019. Fluoxetine, May-Sept 2019. Mirtazapine, November 2019-January 2020. Escitalopram, Feb-May 2020.
Symptoms: low libido | sexual numbness | insomnia
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Re: How are you now?

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Thomas wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:21 am Your survey misses the "worsened" option, which seems to be the majority, depending on the definition of "when you got it".
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=3828

My PSSD had worsened for one or two months after quitting. Since then, it swings between lower (when mood or sleep are bad) and some very short windows (days) when I tried some psy drugs (benzo, hydroxyzine, buspirone).
I added that option. Unfortunately existing votes (2x did not improve) got deleted. I am very sorry for all of us.
Intro || Fluoxetine for 2 weeks in October 2020
CFS (since long ago),
Anesthesia (mostly genital), Anhedonia (both sexual and general),
Slight ED and libido loss (possibly due to psychological factor)
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Re: How are you now?

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1998 PSSD from Sertraline (though didn't know thats what is was or what was responsible, found out subsequently in 2016) reduced sensitivity, reduced semen volume, no reaction to visual stimuli, erections more difficult.

2016 Sertraline again (3 days) . Tinnitus, memory problems, insomnia, worsening of sexual sides.

2019 Levothyroxine 2 month trial for hypothyroidism. Drastic loss of libido and CFS started (CFS remission after 5 months)

2020 Hydrocortisone cream for 7 days for fungal infection. Genital pain, penile atrophy, further reduction in libido, CFS returned, tinnitus increased and depression.

2021 Avena Sativa 2 days (from homeopath, but not homeopathic dilution) . Worsening of tinnitus, CFS, pain, libido and depression. I took this 10/2/21, symptoms worsening by the week.

So take note! Don't mess with herbs, supplements or anything involving hormones.

Never had any windows in 23 years.

2016 crash seemed to have made me ultra sensitive to virtually everything.

I was fairly happy and acceptably functional til the 2019 crash, now I'm in misery. There is no limit to how far you can fall.

Thank god I have a wonderful understanding girlfriend.

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PSSD after 3 days on Sertraline (50mg) (Aurobindo) December 2016 to date.
Tinnitus, insomnia (1.5 hours/night sleep) poor memory/cognition as a bonus!
Possibly PSSD from October 1998...just didn't realise what I was suffering from! (pre internet)
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Re: How are you now?

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I voted "Mostly recovered"
I got PSSD around 3-5 years ago from Venlafaxine + Clomipramine. I can't remember the exact time.

I'm mostly recovered because I no longer experience sexual and cognitive symptoms. I still suffer from anhedonia and blunted affect. I'm taking drugs for symptomatic relief of anhedonia. Blunted affect is very stubborn, though.

If one day I recover naturally (or otherwise) from anhedonia and blunted affect without needing any symptomatic relief drugs, I'd say I'm fully recovered/cured.
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Meso wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:41 pm I voted "Mostly recovered"
I got PSSD around 3-5 years ago from Venlafaxine + Clomipramine.
What would you say the biggest factor in your recovery was? I was reading up on your trials a bit, but I was unable to find what it was that cured you.
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Sb919 wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:49 pm What would you say the biggest factor in your recovery was? I was reading up on your trials a bit, but I was unable to find what it was that cured you.
The DXM + Naltrexone trial helped significantly followed by the Lithium + TRT trial that left more permanent effects.
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