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by Thomas
Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: Speculations and hypotheses
Topic: New therapist, new theories
Replies: 10
Views: 11545

Re: New therapist, new theories

I am currently tapering off. I had stayed at 200mg/day for four months.
By feelings, I meant emotions. I had my first emotion (sadness and joy) in years. But so low….
by Thomas
Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:21 am
Forum: PSSD related research
Topic: Cutting the First Turf to Heal Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction: A Male Retrospective Cohort Study. 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

Re: Cutting the First Turf to Heal Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction: A Male Retrospective Cohort Study. 2022

This is one of the studies that motivated me to try vortioxetine last month. Here's my report I can’t see your report but I don’t see either how a report about a shorter-than-one-month trial could be relevant regarding a drug known to need at least a one-month period to lead to results. Am I missin...
by Thomas
Sun Jan 28, 2024 6:02 am
Forum: Speculations and hypotheses
Topic: New therapist, new theories
Replies: 10
Views: 11545

Re: New therapist, new theories

Btw, lamotrigine seems to be a good way to manage depression for people who are afraid of antidepressant sexual side effects (lamotrigine has none) or any PSSD usual suspects (works differently from SSRIs)
by Thomas
Sun Jan 28, 2024 5:58 am
Forum: Speculations and hypotheses
Topic: New therapist, new theories
Replies: 10
Views: 11545

Re: New therapist, new theories

After six months, we decided to stop lamotrigine because the benefits (slightly improved sleep and feelings, but far from normal) / side effects (tremors - which are documented side effects) ratio wasn’t good enough
by Thomas
Sun Jan 28, 2024 5:54 am
Forum: PSSD related research
Topic: Cutting the First Turf to Heal Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction: A Male Retrospective Cohort Study. 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

Re: Cutting the First Turf to Heal Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction: A Male Retrospective Cohort Study. 2022

I am quite surprised that this study wasn’t discussed more here, whereas obscure theories from users lead to hundreds of comments. This is the first and only study I have seen about curing PSSD. And it's what my psychiatrist has just prescribed. I am going to try it.
by Thomas
Fri Jun 16, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: Speculations and hypotheses
Topic: New therapist, new theories
Replies: 10
Views: 11545

Re: New therapist, new theories

After some further consultations, she prescribed lamotrigine.
I haven't come across any negative or positive reports about it here (unlike the rather positive feedback about lithium), but I will start the trial.
by Thomas
Thu May 25, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: Speculations and hypotheses
Topic: New therapist, new theories
Replies: 10
Views: 11545

Re: New therapist, new theories

I am not discussing your case specifically; that would be better discussed with a psychiatrist and psychologist. I already have a psychiatrist and that's exactly the process I am following. There are many types of bipolar. Common sense thinks it is necessary to have a full-blown manic/psychotic epi...
by Thomas
Thu May 25, 2023 5:30 am
Forum: Speculations and hypotheses
Topic: New therapist, new theories
Replies: 10
Views: 11545

Re: New therapist, new theories

Thanks for your kind and smart (as always ;) ) answer. It makes sense about how I was feeling while taking AD, although I am not fully convinced of what it implies (I would have suffered all my life from undiagnosed bipolar disorder, without a single manic phase and stuck in a "depressed" ...
by Thomas
Wed May 24, 2023 10:20 am
Forum: Speculations and hypotheses
Topic: New therapist, new theories
Replies: 10
Views: 11545

New therapist, new theories

After (already!) 3 years of PSSD (my main symptom is emotional blunting, including no libido) with little to no improvement (except for sleep, which is now manageable through medication), I decided to seek out a new therapist. She presented two interesting theories: 1) My strong reaction to a very l...
by Thomas
Wed Dec 07, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: New Member Intros
Topic: Escitalopram induced PSSD?
Replies: 34
Views: 9715

Re: Escitalopram induced PSSD?

Hi, it's been a while since my last post. I updated OP. My most obvious and measurable news is that my sleep (which was my biggest issue at the beginning, 2,5 years ago) has been almost normal since almost one year. I thought other symptoms were stable but reading my logs shows my emotional numbness...