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Sertraline 100mg is giving me sexual side effects and I'm going to talk to my doctor about reducing the dose to 50mg to try to reduce the side effects. I have anxiety with some depression. Is this a sound suggestion to make?
 
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Sertraline 100mg is giving me sexual side effects and I'm going to talk to my doctor about reducing the dose to 50mg to try to reduce the side effects. I have anxiety with some depression. Is this a sound suggestion to make?
What are the side effects? Most of those are only temporary.
 
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Mainly is difficulty to reach and orgasm, but also reduced sex drive to a lesser extent. I've been taking Zoloft for 12 years, I've always had those side effects to a lesser extent, but recently they've been worse
 
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Mainly is difficulty to reach and orgasm, but also reduced sex drive to a lesser extent. I've been taking Zoloft for 12 years, I've always had those side effects to a lesser extent, but recently they've been worse
When I first started Paxil about 30 years ago I had the same problem for a little while. I had no problem getting aroused and erect, but I didn't reach an orgasm fast. It took a lot longer than it used to before I started taking that medication (actually, I think my wife enjoyed the change. LOL). But, the condition was only temporary. After about 6-8 months, it abated.

If you've been taking Zoloft for 12 years you may want to investigate another SSRI with your doctor. That's a long time to be on one medication. I was on Paxil for 25 years and it had lost it's effect, I recently started taking Zoloft as a transition from Paxil.
 
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When I first started Paxil about 30 years ago I had the same problem for a little while. I had no problem getting aroused and erect, but I didn't reach an orgasm fast. It took a lot longer than it used to before I started taking that medication (actually, I think my wife enjoyed the change. LOL). But, the condition was only temporary. After about 6-8 months, it abated.

If you've been taking Zoloft for 12 years you may want to investigate another SSRI with your doctor. That's a long time to be on one medication. I was on Paxil for 25 years and it had lost it's effect, I recently started taking Zoloft as a transition from Paxil.
Thanks for the tip Alexander!
 
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Sertraline 100mg is giving me sexual side effects and I'm going to talk to my doctor about reducing the dose to 50mg to try to reduce the side effects. I have anxiety with some depression. Is this a sound suggestion to make?
im on 50mg at the moment for anxiety / low mood and lemme tell u it takes me forever to get there. Only been on them for 2 months but so far all theyve done is make me emotionally and sexually numb. Honestly preferred being an anxious bitch & actually being able to cum than a sexually frustrated husk of a person
 
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