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I hate sex on Effexor. Anyone else?


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I am on 300 mg of effexor, and I don't think it has affected my sex life at all.  I have not been interested in sex lately, but that has had more to do with my depression than anyhting.  When I am feeling good enough to want sex, the sex is amazing.  I have only been on this dose for about 8 weeks after a severe bout of depression though, so it is a little hard for me to gauge how/if it is affecting my sex drive currently. 

 

However, I was on 225 mg for over a year, and was able to have mind blowing sex with my wife without a probem.  Everyone is differnt, Your mileage may vary. 

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How long have you been on it for? It may get better if it's something that you've started more recently. I know sometimes side effects can take a few months to properly settle down.

It's not something I really noticed when I was on it but then I've never had a particularly high sex drive to begin with. Even when I'm manic, I'll crave attention and everything leading up to sex but then show little interest in sex itself.

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I've been on it for about a year now. I am also starting to notice something else that is weird. I take effecxor twice a day, so basically about every 12 hours. I swear I start to feel withdrawals about 9 hours after I take it. This is something that started about 2 months ago. I'm familiar with the terrible withdrawals from these drugs and it feels the same. I have no idea why this would be happening though.

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