Review: could Pristiq cause Anorgasmia (Orgasmic dysfunction)?
Summary: Anorgasmia is found among people who take Pristiq, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression.
We study 13,747 people who have side effects while taking Pristiq from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 have Anorgasmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Anorgasmia and more.
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Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Pristiq 15,576 users)
Anorgasmia (type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm, even with adequate stimulation) has been reported by people with depression, erection problems, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, neuralgia.(latest reports from Anorgasmia 1,544 patients)
On Dec, 1, 2014: 13,745 people reported to have side effects when taking Pristiq. Among them, 45 people (0.33%) have Anorgasmia.
Time on Pristiq when people have Anorgasmia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Anorgasmia when taking Pristiq * :
Severity of Anorgasmia when taking Pristiq ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Anorgasmia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (42 people, 93.33%)
- Anxiety (12 people, 26.67%)
- Major depression (8 people, 17.78%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 13.33%)
- Eye infection (4 people, 8.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (7 people, 15.56%)
- Klonopin (5 people, 11.11%)
- Lamictal (5 people, 11.11%)
- Nexium (5 people, 11.11%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I told my shrink I didn't want to try anymore antidepressants... that they make me crazy-stupid(pristiq), crazy-nympho(wellbutrin), or crazy-sloth(lexapro). I have complex ptsd, did, and gad. I really don't want to take anything... I just want to work out, eat right, and try to put myself back on track. It seems like every time I try these pills I get pushed off course. Anyways here's my experience with pristiq. Day1) dilation ofpupils was noticed with in a few hours, it started to feel like I was on sshrooms....I'd look in the mirror and feel so much love...just stand there staring. I slept better than I did in months. Day 2) Sadly though, when I woke up I couldn't climax, it was like I was numb. My pupils were still dilated and I still felt an out pouring of love and admiration while looking at myself. I tried hard not to fixate and get ready for work. I noticed that my tummy wasn't bloated anymore, I hadn't felt this much releaf in months. As I took my daily 50mg I reassured myself that it was ok not to climax in favor of all the good things I'm feeling now. Pristiq didn't interfere with my routine other than climaxing. Day 3) I awoke well rested with a happy tummy and it didn't bother me a bit not to climax, I jumped out of bed and started my day with vigor. The moment I took my dose and left the house is the last thing I remember! From what I wrote in my calendar, the notes I took, and my phone history I can piece together the things I did for 7 more days!!! I went to work, but my coworker was on holidays so it was just me alone in the office, I have no family or friends in this country (I moved to get away from a bad situation, hence cptsd) anyways I had no interaction. The only thing that brought me out was probably that I stopped taking the medication on day7 (According to the amount of medication left)....it's taken 14 more days to get out of the pristiq fog. During that time I've experienced nightly vivid dreams/ nightmares, extreme sweating and high body temperature, my stomach discomfort fluctuates but I can control it through diet, I'm able to climax again though it takes time, my pupils returned to normal a few days after I returned to myself...I seem to have memory impairment.
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