Our expert says:
Firstly, it is your doctor's sole obligation to look after you and your best interests, and not to insist on your sticking to a medicine that might not suit you --- but he can't take this common side-effect into acount and consider an alternative treatment, if he doesn't know what's happening ( or what's not happening !).
All antidepressant medicines have some potential for sexually inconvenient side-effects. But fortunately they all cause such problems in only a minority of the people who take them, and if one causes this problem for you, another, even a member of the same family, might not. So discuss it with your doctor --- Cipramil ( or the cheaper and equally effective generic equal Cilift ) is a member of the SSRI family of drugs, and there are several others available, some, like FLuoxetine / Prozac, also with cheaper generic versions, which may be just as good for your depression, and without having this effect. Alternatively, there are other families of antidepressant meds which are even less likely to have this effect. And counselling, if available, might help with the type A & related problems, and help you to be able to solve those, too.
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