Our expert says:
Antidepressant Drugs and Side Effects
Prozac side effects are quite well known. For many sufferers of depression, Prozac and other SSRI (Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressant drugs are highly effective but they have one odious side effect: they seem to trigger sexual dysfunction in both men and women . Not everyone is affected in the same way, and some scientists theorize that depression causes the loss of libido, not the medication.
But are your Prozac side effects solely responsible for FSD? Or would you cease taking Prozac or any other SSRI antidepressant drugs because side effects have a negative impact on sexual desire?
Many women and their physicians feel that deep depression and the misery that accompanies it should be treated first. Prozac side effects notwithstanding, physicians encourage their patients to persist with their antidepressant drugs, knowing that the depression is likely to go away in a few months. Left untreated, depression may cause problems in both the mental health and sexual health areas that will only get worse.
Can anyone help me?
Many types of FSD can be alleviated. Your physician, gynaecologist and therapist all have strategies and recommendations for you.
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