Our expert says:
Check the Forum for yesterday, as I discussed the issue of sexual side-effects of antidepressants in some detai then. Loss of libido can occur in up to 60 % of people takign most antidepressants, but the condition usually soon rectifies itself after one stops the medication . Yesterday, I wrote :
" ALl antidepressants have this effect in some people, none has this effect in everyone. Even changing to a different member of the SSRI family to which Nuzac belongs, may help. Depnil is Moclobemide, a reversable MAOI, so you'd need to discuss this with your prescribing doctor, and plan how to change from one to the other, as some caution is needed when swiching between ADs with major differences in chemical actions.
Moclobemide does indeed see to have few if any sexual side-effecits in most people, and this is a pointn in it's favour. Bupropion ( Wellbutrin ) also tends to have few or no sexual side-effects. Both are chemically different from the average AD in use. "
As anu generic version of any drug is required by law and regulation to be chemically identical to the original drug, I find it very strange that you should apparently be experiencing a loss of benefits and new side-effects on Nuzak which you didn't experience on Prozac ( if that is what I understand you to be saying ).
However, as you have apparently become so distressed on the new medication, and don't seem to feel confident in your doctors ( apparently GPs ? ) I strongly suggest that you arrange to see a good local psychiatrist a soon as posible, for a full re-assessment of your condition, and a discussion of your treatment options, which should include the possibility of CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) a highly effective talking therapy for depression and other conditions, that helps you regain control of the situation.
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