Antidepressants for Treating Premature Ejaculation:
My battle with Premature Ejaculation started after breaking it off with my Fiance of 2 years. I definitely felt more sexually secure when I was in the relationship. As a single man, hook ups were random, with long drouts and I would usually have all this pent up sexual energy inside of me. On top of that, I WORRIED about what the girl might say if I ejaculated prematurely. So, I would usually get in my head and set myself up for failure before we even started making out.
But to remedy the situation, I would drink a few beers and for a while that did the trick. When the beers no longer worked I started doing cocktails. About a year or so ago, I started getting serious stomach gas and bloating every time I had a drink. My Doctor informed me that I had developed an allergic reaction to alcohol that appeared to be getting worse.
I explained to him that I was not a frequent drinker and that I only had a few cocktails whenever I went out, because it helped me to relax. Reluctantly, I told him of my premature ejaculation problem and the anxiety that came with.
He did not say much about it at the time, but after keeping me there for approximately an hour just waiting on him as he bounced around from room to room and patient to patient... He finally came in and handed me a slip of paper. I had no clue what it was for.
That paper was a prescription for something called Paxil. My Doctor instructed me to take no more than 20 milligrams 1 to 4 hours prior to having sex. I was not allowed to take the Paxil for any other purposes. I could only use the Paxil prior to sex. My doctor explained the following:
Paxil is usually taken once per day with meals to help relieve severely distressed patients of a variety of emotional problems. It can be prescribed for serious, continuing depression that hinders an individuals ability to function. Paxil is also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic disorder. In addition, Paxil can be prescribed for posttraumatic stress disorder -- a condition that develops as a reaction to an unpleasant experience. In my case, that would be my record breaking 1 stroke ejaculation.
However, the side effects of using Paxil were usally reported as cases of Delayed Ejaculation.
After Receiving My Prescription:
I went to the local pharmacy where I was given 20 pills measured at 10 milligrams each. The Paxil turned out to be such a blessing! It enabled me to engage in sex without having to worry about premature ejaculation. And once I realized that I no longer had to worry about early ejaculation, my sexual appetite increased and my confidence did too. To stretch out the Paxil I would reduce the dose to 10 milligrams and it worked just as well.
I had sex without the Paxil on several occasions and did OK. I think this was because I was getting accustomed to being in contact with naked women. It was no longer a big deal that made my heart race with anticipation. I became more relaxed and did not get as worked up as I used to. Plus, knowing that I had the Paxil there - just in case - was always a bonus.
After the Paxil was finished, I requested another prescription, but my doctor refused. He stated that he had bent a few rules to get me the first prescription. And that he simply wanted it to serve as a confidence builder, not as a crutch. I was devastated. A part of me wanted to believe that I would not need it anymore, but another part of me was really stressing out.
Fortunately, my Doctor is a very cool guy and turned me onto Paroxetine, another version of Paxil that requires no prescription. He says they are the exact same thing. And in all honesty, I could not tell the difference. The Paroxetine came in 10mg doses and it seemed to work just as good.
These days, I hardly use it because my confidence is back and I am in somewhat of a relationship now. I am very comfortable sexually with my girlfriend at the moment and sex is no longer a big and stressful ordeal for me.
I guess the cool thing about taking the Paroxetine is that I never get too excited and lose control when my girlfriend gets worked up. I somehow maintain my cool when I take the Paroxetine. Without it I am pretty good but with it I am pretty damn good!
IÕm not saying that Paroxetine will work for everyone, but one Paroxetine, four hours prior to sex, certainly helped me in a big way. And if sharing my experience helps someone else, then I am more than happy to be of help.
Please read below for potential side effects as this may help you to better determine if Paroxetine will work for you.
Anyway, thatÕs my story. I hope it helps. ~ Todd Ramsey - Laurelton, Queens.
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The most commonly noted side effects associated with paroxetine are anxiety, sweating, nausea, decreased appetite, delayed ejaculation, somnolence (sleepiness), dizziness, insomnia, and male sexual disturbances. Dry mouth occurs in about 18% of patients taking paroxetine.
The withdrawal of treatment with many anti-depressants has been associated with troublesome symptoms. Symptoms have been particularly frequent with anti-depressants, like paroxetine, classified as SSRI's. Specifically, the incidence of symptoms upon withdrawal is between 17% and 30% with paroxetine and fluvoxamine (Luvox), but less than 5% with other SSRI's.
The most common symptoms of withdrawal have been dizziness, tiredness, tingling of the extremities, nausea, vivid dreams, irritability, and poor mood. Other symptoms have included visual disturbances and headaches.
Withdrawal reactions have been reported upon withdrawing SSRI's after an average of 12 to 36 weeks of treatment, but after as few as 5 weeks. Although most authorities have recommended that treatment be discontinued by tapering the SSRI (by gradually reducing the dose), symptoms have occurred despite tapering. Symptoms generally appear within a few days of discontinuing medication and persist for an average of 12 days (up to 21 days). They are relieved within 24 hours by re-administering the medication that was discontinued.
It has been suggested that SSRIs may cause depression to worsen and even lead to suicide in a small number of patients. These potential side effects are difficult to evaluate in depressed patients because depression can progress with or without treatment, and suicide is itself a consequence of depression. Moreover, the evidence supporting these potential side effects is weak. Therefore, no conclusions can yet be drawn about the relationship between SSRIs and worsening depression and suicide. Until better information is available, patients receiving SSRIs should be monitored for worsening depression and suicidal tendencies..