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Old 10-13-08, 07:35 PM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

I had the opposite effect. Stopped for one day and everything's back to normal, or so it seems.
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Old 10-13-08, 10:11 PM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

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I had the opposite effect. Stopped for one day and everything's back to normal, or so it seems.
I think you mean that like myself you noticed it being and issue and then it pretty quickly resolved itself. Is that right?

I think that I am pretty much free of WB related sexual side effects right now. I am just not sure if the occasional lack of steam is related to WB, if at all. Time will tell... SSRIs definately gave me some problems, and this is better for sure.

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Old 10-14-08, 04:31 AM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

I mean like i stopped the meds for one day and everything seemed fine again
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Old 09-02-10, 09:47 AM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

that nice to hear, usually over intake of stimulants sometimes is bad
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Old 09-02-10, 05:59 PM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

Whew... y'all were scaring me for a minute... lol

I was diagnosed with ADHD last week and my doc is hesitant to start out prescribing stimulants, so we're going with Wellbutrin first. Started on 100mg 3 days ago, and up to 200mg after a week... haven't seen my wife in a month and she's flying in tonight... hope in in the majority that DOESN'T have a problem with ED from it... lol
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Old 12-21-10, 02:01 PM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

glad to hear I'm not the only one-- not because I want anyone else to have to go through this, but because it means it IS an actual side effect.

so I was switching from Lexapro to Wellbutrin... tried 5 weeks. ... things weren't working down there! to be specific, no "on cue" erections or staying power although I could orgasm, sex was not really pleasurable or interesting. For the first time I ever, I was looking for excuses to avoid sex!
On lexapro on the other hand the main problem was ability to orgasm, yes that's frustrating and annoying and thus I wanted to try something to get rid of it, but I never contemplated that wellbutrin could actually eliminate the ability to maintain an erection.

today is day 3 with no Wellbu in the morning and everything is back to normal!

unfortunately this doesn't leave me in a good place re: depression and anxiety! argh. back to the drawing board!!
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Old 12-21-10, 04:39 PM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

I take prozac normally and have added wellbutrin with no problems. Cymbalta, on the other hand..... left me with a wet noodle.
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Old 03-13-14, 10:38 AM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

Hi guys. I found this thread through a Google search. I'm currently trying to quit Wellbutrin after using it for about 25 days.

For those of you that found your sexual function returning after two or three days, did you also experience withdrawal symptoms? It's hard to me to tell if that's what I'm experiencing, or if I'm just now experiencing the effects of the medication (I've read it takes about a month for the drug to kick in). I'm on my second day after stopping cold turkey. Last night I was up most of the night, slept only two hours, and feel awake but jittery. My limbs started feeling cold a few days ago, and I gradually have been losing sexual function. I'm sure part of what I'm feeling right now is jitteryness from only sleeping for 2 hours, but I'm still concerned.
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Old 10-02-14, 01:49 PM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

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glad to hear I'm not the only one-- not because I want anyone else to have to go through this, but because it means it IS an actual side effect.

so I was switching from Lexapro to Wellbutrin... tried 5 weeks. ... things weren't working down there! to be specific, no "on cue" erections or staying power although I could orgasm, sex was not really pleasurable or interesting. For the first time I ever, I was looking for excuses to avoid sex!
On lexapro on the other hand the main problem was ability to orgasm, yes that's frustrating and annoying and thus I wanted to try something to get rid of it, but I never contemplated that wellbutrin could actually eliminate the ability to maintain an erection.

today is day 3 with no Wellbu in the morning and everything is back to normal!

unfortunately this doesn't leave me in a good place re: depression and anxiety! argh. back to the drawing board!!
I was on the same medication therapy as you. I have anxiety and questionable ADD.

1st trial
20 mg Cipralex, I had a stone hard erection without any need for Viagara or Cialis. The only side effect was it took forever to ejaculate, which makes me look like a machine in bed.

2nd trial
Tapered off Cipralex and introduced 150 mg Wellbutrin, I didn't try it out at 150 mg, but at 300 mg, my buddy can't hold a solid erection aka limp. I can ejaculate, but most of the time I experience premature ejaculation. Heck I can feel like buddy is like a prune most of the time. I feel sorry for him, he doesn't deserve this.

3rd trial
I'll be decreasing dose from 300 mg to 150 mg today, by day 5, I'll give 150 mg a test run. If that does not work, I will be tapering Wellbutrin off, which I'll be checking in 5 days afterwards.

I have to be clean as possible and will use Viagara when I experience sexual anxiety (before or during sex). This test will only be tried when I am completely off Wellbutrin for 5 days. That will be 15 days total from today. And I'll give you guys a report back to see how I am doing. If sex is compromised what's the point of living? That's the point of our existence, which is to be happy and pass on our genes to make our offspring experience life like we did.

PS: My psychiatrist suggest that I add Cipralex and Viagara, but that will just stack and complicate the problem more. What really sucks is the fact that 300 mg Wellbutrin makes me feel focused with the one task at hand, but not productive, which I have to work on.
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Old 10-07-14, 05:09 PM
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

150 mg Wellbutrin, I do not experience ED, however I do have PE (premature). It's important to note that Cipralex 5 - 10 mg promotes delayed ejaculation because of an increase in seratonin levels. In other words, seratonin delays ejaculation.

So I'll be sticking with 150 mg Wellbutrin and 5 - 10 mg Cipralex (higher the dose, the longer I can last). However I have to keep note of ED not from the Wellbutrin, but from the Cirpralex. Here's an interesting experience when I was on a max dose of Cipralex at 20 mg, I can last for 60 minutes.
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

I know this is a very old thread, but I'm glad I found it. I have been on Wellbutrin for a couple months, but within the last three weeks or so, I have been experiencing extreme ED. This is FAR from normal for me. I'm 42, and this came on very quickly. Also, the Wellbutrin completely arrested my GI system... which caused severe hemhorroids... I had thought that maybe those were causing some of the ED, but they have cleared up now, and there is no improvement. I'm thinking I may just go off the Wellbutrin and substitue exercise to help with my anxiety and depression. That would help my overall body response as well.
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

Talk to your doctor. Never quit medication cold-turkey.
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

Bupropion is a rare antidepressant whose side-effects with an exception of lowering seizure threshold are entirely positive. A typical SSRI will bring with it inorgasmia, low libido, inability to lubricate or get an erection and weight gain. Bupropion will make one lose weight and give one extra mental (albeit, unfocused) and sexual energy. Before drugs like Viagra became available college students used to bring bupropion on a spring break to places such as Fort Lauderdale for sexual escapades. It is frequently added to SSRIs to compensate for their detrimental sexual side-effects. But humans are a complex piece of machinery and there are exceptions to every rule. What some people are experiencing here are known as paradoxical reactions. Since it takes some time for the body to adjust to a new medication, one should give the process some time. From a personal experience I know that yohimbine can greatly increase the pro-sexual effects of bupropion, but it can also make one manic and create very sharp peaks and troughs in emotional cycle.
There are benign agents which can improve sexual performance without negatively affecting the body (for most people, but that is granted). Some of you might want to read up on damiana and horny goat weed.
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Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

Glad you've got it sorted.

I'm on 300mg of Wellbutrin daily and don't have any problems.
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Smile Re: Wellbutrin: Sexual Impotence Side Effect

I was taking Adderall 20mg and disliked the flaccid problem it was causing. However I found a lot of herbal mix meds that last for 5 to 7 days that worked amazingly well. they can be found at any sex shop or lots of convenience stores and are much less expensive then little blue pills and have no side effects other then mild heartburn. the doctor has now switched me to welbutrin so we will see how that works. I know with no meds in my system everything works amazingly well..
My favorite is called S.W.A.G you can find it online. no headaches, no side effects and lots of BANG for your buck so to speak
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