Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Comments by ThrowTheBall

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  • I’ve only just found out about PSSD tonight, while trying to help find a timeframe for when one of my closest friends would begin to get their libido back. I never really got why people enjoyed sex and masturbation so much when I was growing up, because it just didn’t do much for me. Come to find out, because I was put on so many different SSRIs when I was young – starting with Zoloft at 8 years old – chances are, I’ve been suffering from this for 24 years. It hurts me so deeply that these kinds of drugs are allowed to be given out without any knowledge of PSSD being disclosed, because I knew there were some side effects while taking them, but never knew that it could extend beyond, let alone being a life-long problem.

    My friend’s libido was always something very important to them, and when their psychiatrist suggested zoloft as an anti-anxiety medication to help deal with their panic attacks, I reassured them that whatever sexual side effects there might be would only be temporary. It breaks my heart to think that I have had a hand in potentially ruining one of the most important facets of their life for them, and I don’t even know what to say to them. How do you tell someone you love that you’ve ruined their life?

    Thank you for sharing your story. This needs to be spread, this needs to become common knowledge about SSRIs, so that people can fully understand just what they’re risking to lose when they decide to try them. There needs to be -something- that can be done, some way to help, not just for us, but for those before, and after us as well. For everyone who has ever or will ever think that anti-anxiety or antidepressant medication is the right answer.