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I still feel the same. No enjoyment in life at all. My emotions are numbed. my state now: First went the pleasure, then orgasm, then responsiveness, then all thoughts of sexuality or meaningful romance. I have lost it all. Waiting for a miracle. Heard the healing process is slow. It will take time.

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Hello there I was on risperidone a few years back for about 3 months and what a horrible drug that is couldn't feel literally anything for 2 years after stopping the drug either emotionally or sexually totally destroyed my life, luckily very luckily thank god after 2 years free of this abominable drug I was able to feel again both emotionally and sexually although my sex life isn't quite what it used to be it is at least bareabe, oh yeh and I've lost an inch in length of my manhood due to not getting regular erections. So with reply to the post does sexual function come back, after about 2 years yes it does although not all the way but bareable.

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I don't personally believe any of the drugs can cause permanent anything...

Simple reason being..if they did cause permanent changes wouldn't that mean an antidepressant could essentially cure depression permanently?  However when has that ever been the case?  They give you some relief while on them, but so many people relapse when they're removed, or go back to struggling with what they had before.  I would even go so far as to say the majority end up needing to continue the medication or some form of it.  People who get off the drugs without the problems coming back probably have their lives in better order, or something else changed.

I have had sexual problems on the ADs pretty much every time and on seroquel maybe to a lesser degree.  They definitely suppress sex drive....But if I stop taking it, things come back.

Our minds and bodies have the ability to repair and replenish.  It usually takes some time.  I've been lowering my Effexor and seeing results.

The things that help sex drive:  Exercise, Sunlight, Don't masturbate or look at porn, being around girls (or guys) 

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My  [really sexy] guy is struggling with the same thing-he has lack of interest in sex and almost no erections. He's  67 years old, has diabetes, too. He's on risperidone and fluoxetine, and I'm wondering if there's any med tweaking his dr. might be able to do to help us out? Naturally, I don't want him to decrease or go off vital medications w/o his dr.'s approval, but I really need us to have some sort of halfway normal life together with some sexual activity, I mean if it isn't asking too much...Anyone have any suggestions?

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On 1/6/2015 at 6:09 PM, krawt said:

Hi,

 

I was hospitalized after a bipolar episode and given a mood stablizer and olanzapine(Zyprexa) for the 3 weeks I stayed there.

After being released, I was switched to risperidone for 3 or so months, I experienced extreme sexual dysfunction while on it that has not gone away since I discontinued it two months ago. I have erectile dysfunction to the point of not being able to get a semi erection for more than a few seconds before it becomes flaccid again, if I do orgasm then it's weak and premature. I thought that these effects were only for the duration of taking the medicine, I didn't expect them to continue 2 months after discontinuing it, I checked my testosterone and it's low which might explain the low libido.

 

Please help me, I feel like I've been castrated because of this medicine, it's been driving me to the point of being suicidal and making me more depressed. I just want to live a normal life again and feel pleasure as I once did before. I've only found other stories of people who haven't recovered from this which scares me.

 

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Hey bro, i have the same problem due to anti-psychotics.  It's torture looking at pictures of beautiful women all day and not being able to be aroused in any form.  I'm curious do you have any other side effects because I have many.  It's made me suicidal as well.  Actually I'm surprised I haven't committed suicide already since I've been going through this for 4 years.

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Greetings all

I have also had erectile dysfunction when on Risperdal. My doctor told me it was one of the "side" effects. 

When I discontinue taking it my sex drive and function returns to normal.

This effect was strange to me but after watching videos on vacines which cause Autism and the intentional sterilization of people receiving free vaccination in Africa.

I can only draw one conclusion that sexual dysfunction is not just a side effect and is an intentional effect by design. 

It seems the powers that be dont want mentally ill people procreating and spreading bad genes. Is this just conspiracy ? or is it, think carefully.

What made me more aware of this is because my neighbor who was on these meds for many years and married for like 15 years and have no children. When I asked them why dont they want to have children. They told me they have tried many times and no luck and they gave up trying.

 

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On 1/15/2018 at 9:27 PM, L33_Zn said:

Greetings all

I have also had erectile dysfunction when on Risperdal. My doctor told me it was one of the "side" effects. 

When I discontinue taking it my sex drive and function returns to normal.

This effect was strange to me but after watching videos on vacines which cause Autism and the intentional sterilization of people receiving free vaccination in Africa.

I can only draw one conclusion that sexual dysfunction is not just a side effect and is an intentional effect by design. 

It seems the powers that be dont want mentally ill people procreating and spreading bad genes. Is this just conspiracy ? or is it, think carefully.

What made me more aware of this is because my neighbor who was on these meds for many years and married for like 15 years and have no children. When I asked them why dont they want to have children. They told me they have tried many times and no luck and they gave up trying.

 

You only draw one conclusion, and it's that the "powers that be" have engineered medication for mental illness as a form of eugenics?

One hardly knows where to begin...

First of all, FOR THE LOVE OF DOGBARKING PETE, VACCINES DO NOT FUCKING CAUSE AUTISM. If I hear one more person raise this utterly, completely, absolutely debunked falsehood on these boards again, I am going to do something rash. Whatever video you watched was horse shit, plain and simple. If that's what you're basing this theory on, it's based on nothing.

Second, not all psychoactive medications have sexual side effects, those that do only affect a minority of users, and some medications actually have the effect of increasing libido, causing premature ejaculation, and similar effects. Not only this, but people taking these medications do, in fact, quite frequently become parents. I have two of my own.

Third, the science of the human brain, as well as the science of genetics, is not far enough advanced at this point that the "powers that be" could even know what genes are "bad genes" in terms of mental health, and even if they did, the vast majority of research clearly indicates that most conditions may have both genetic and environmental causes.

Fourth, psychoactive medications are not solely reserved for the "crazies". Antidepressants are prescribed widely across the population; central nervous system stimulants like ritalin and concerta) are routinely (and likely excessively) prescribed to "overactive" children, and drugs like valium and xanax are prescribed to people from all walks of life as a means to simply cope. If the plan were to prevent the nutjobs from reproducing, it ought to be happening to everybody. (It's not.)

Fifth, who are these "powers that be", anyway? Big Pharma? The Government? (If so, which party? Or are we talking about the Deep State, the Shadow Government, the Illuminati? Our alien overlords? Our robot masters? Believe me, I can do this all. day.) Simply by propping your ludicrous notion up on the back of some unnamed and unnamable power-that-might-be, you mire it immediately and inextricably in the crackpot column.

The reason we experience sexual side effects when taking these medications is that the affect the way neurotransmitters do their work in the brain - part of which work includes the rather fickle processes that govern human sexual response. Science doesn't fully understand it all yet. If it did, our medicines would be better adjusted to weed out the side-effects. For now, we have to take the rough with the smooth, and decide which sucks less, being crazypants, or not being as sexy as usual. Regardless of which of those conditions you choose, either would be just that little bit worse, in my opinion, with the addition of a tinfoil hat.

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22 hours ago, Cerberus said:

You only draw one conclusion, and it's that the "powers that be" have engineered medication for mental illness as a form of eugenics?

One hardly knows where to begin...

First of all, FOR THE LOVE OF DOGBARKING PETE, VACCINES DO NOT FUCKING CAUSE AUTISM. If I hear one more person raise this utterly, completely, absolutely debunked falsehood on these boards again, I am going to do something rash. Whatever video you watched was horse shit, plain and simple. If that's what you're basing this theory on, it's based on nothing.

Second, not all psychoactive medications have sexual side effects, those that do only affect a minority of users, and some medications actually have the effect of increasing libido, causing premature ejaculation, and similar effects. Not only this, but people taking these medications do, in fact, quite frequently become parents. I have two of my own.

Third, the science of the human brain, as well as the science of genetics, is not far enough advanced at this point that the "powers that be" could even know what genes are "bad genes" in terms of mental health, and even if they did, the vast majority of research clearly indicates that most conditions may have both genetic and environmental causes.

Fourth, psychoactive medications are not solely reserved for the "crazies". Antidepressants are prescribed widely across the population; central nervous system stimulants like ritalin and concerta) are routinely (and likely excessively) prescribed to "overactive" children, and drugs like valium and xanax are prescribed to people from all walks of life as a means to simply cope. If the plan were to prevent the nutjobs from reproducing, it ought to be happening to everybody. (It's not.)

Fifth, who are these "powers that be", anyway? Big Pharma? The Government? (If so, which party? Or are we talking about the Deep State, the Shadow Government, the Illuminati? Our alien overlords? Our robot masters? Believe me, I can do this all. day.) Simply by propping your ludicrous notion up on the back of some unnamed and unnamable power-that-might-be, you mire it immediately and inextricably in the crackpot column.

The reason we experience sexual side effects when taking these medications is that the affect the way neurotransmitters do their work in the brain - part of which work includes the rather fickle processes that govern human sexual response. Science doesn't fully understand it all yet. If it did, our medicines would be better adjusted to weed out the side-effects. For now, we have to take the rough with the smooth, and decide which sucks less, being crazypants, or not being as sexy as usual. Regardless of which of those conditions you choose, either would be just that little bit worse, in my opinion, with the addition of a tinfoil hat.

I'm pretty sure he meant our alien overlords.

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Hi, Krawt. I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm here to tell you yes, it most likely is permanent. I should know, because I was on the medicine for only three months (maybe even less) over 12 years ago, and haven't had a desire for sex since. I went from a female who was very easily aroused, to one with no sensation down there and no need for sex. I contacted a Dutch psychiatrist, who's a bit more knowledgeable on the matter, and I'll most likely get a consultation at his office in the near future. Most researchers appear to blame hyperprolactinaemia. I had slightly elevated levels of prolactin, but my prolactin levels turned out fine a couple of times as well. I actually also went to the people who gave me the drug. They denied the side effect was from the Risperidone. 

Ever since taking the risperidone, I also haven't felt in the moment. I can only describe it as a high feeling. I'm pretty much completely numb. The sad part of this story is that I was never psychotic to begin with: I merely couldn't sleep, and apparently, some geniuses in mental health care prescribe antipsychotics in low dosages to people who experience difficulty sleeping. 

 

Here's what I found online: 

https://rxisk.org/post-ssri-sexual-dysfunction-pssd/

Even though Risperidone is not an SSRI, all of the symptoms described on this web page match what I've been experiencing. And here's an interesting detail taken from the web page: 

''On September 12, 2017, we launched our RxISK Prize campaign to raise $100,000 which will be offered to anyone who finds a cure for PSSD, PFS, or sexual dysfunction after using isotretinoin.''

 

I was wondering if anyone had sought medical and/or legal help for this issue? I want to sue the ^$% out of the pharmaceutical company that brought this ''medicine'' (poison, obviously) into the market.

 

 

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On 15-12-2017 at 7:11 PM, spokety said:

Hey bro, i have the same problem due to anti-psychotics.  It's torture looking at pictures of beautiful women all day and not being able to be aroused in any form.  I'm curious do you have any other side effects because I have many.  It's made me suicidal as well.  Actually I'm surprised I haven't committed suicide already since I've been going through this for 4 years.

Hormone levels often have nothing to do with it.. 

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3 hours ago, ActuallySane said:

Hi, Krawt. I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm here to tell you yes, it most likely is permanent. I should know, because I was on the medicine for only three months (maybe even less) over 12 years ago, and haven't had a desire for sex since. I went from a female who was very easily aroused, to one with no sensation down there and no need for sex. I contacted a Dutch psychiatrist, who's a bit more knowledgeable on the matter, and I'll most likely get a consultation at his office in the near future. Most researchers appear to blame hyperprolactinaemia. I had slightly elevated levels of prolactin, but my prolactin levels turned out fine a couple of times as well. I actually also went to the people who gave me the drug. They denied the side effect was from the Risperidone. 

Ever since taking the risperidone, I also haven't felt in the moment. I can only describe it as a high feeling. I'm pretty much completely numb. The sad part of this story is that I was never psychotic to begin with: I merely couldn't sleep, and apparently, some geniuses in mental health care prescribe antipsychotics in low dosages to people who experience difficulty sleeping. 

 

Here's what I found online: 

https://rxisk.org/post-ssri-sexual-dysfunction-pssd/

Even though Risperidone is not an SSRI, all of the symptoms described on this web page match what I've been experiencing. And here's an interesting detail taken from the web page: 

''On September 12, 2017, we launched our RxISK Prize campaign to raise $100,000 which will be offered to anyone who finds a cure for PSSD, PFS, or sexual dysfunction after using isotretinoin.''

 

I was wondering if anyone had sought medical and/or legal help for this issue? I want to sue the ^$% out of the pharmaceutical company that brought this ''medicine'' (poison, obviously) into the market.

 

 

I’m sorry you were prescribed a drug you didn’t need, but antipsychotics are not “poison”. Some of us are prone to the delusion that our meds (that we need) are actually poison and shit like this doesn’t help.

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