Your opinion on SSRIs (experienced or not) PrE related
For the last month I’ve been reading up on SSRIs for premature ejaculation (PrE).
My original thoughts were, were that my health is more important than my PrE.
But I tell you, the more I try and deal with PrE, the more frustrating, and depressing it gets.
So I tried Tramadol, which I guess works similar to other drugs like Paxil and Prozac. I wish I could find studies comparing it to paxil, but I can’t find anything anywhere.
Now Tramadol helped a bit, but not enough to make a difference. I mean 1 minute or 3 minutes is an improvement, but doesn’t satisfy anyone. I’m lucky my girl orgasms in a few minutes, but I don’t care, I want to be able to last long.
I wasn’t too worried about taking a drug before intercourse, just didn’t want to use it on a regular basis to get the side effects. I know these drugs can really mess up your brain.
Now from all the studies I’ve read, you get the best effect from taking it regularly, I believe it keeps your serotonin levels at it’s highest.
Now I never wanted to do that, but a) Most studies they are on a very low dose and b) It’s not forever, it’s usually 4 to 6 months then stop.
So it’s not sounding like a too bad of an idea.
I read the other threads on it, but I want some more experiences of people that have stopped taking it and how they are doing now, people who never took it and have an opinion, etc.
Is a lower than normal dose for depression going to give side effects? I’m very body conscious and I read about weight gain on it… mind you I guess it would be your diet that would determine that, unless it affects your thyroid or metabolism?
*Note* I’d like to speak to a doctor, but I’m in a smaller city and I’m sure my doctor is not too familiar with SSRIs for premature ejaculation. And my doctor is a bit weird to begin with, so I don’t really feel comfortable getting advice from him, so I’m searching for advice here.
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