Treating PSSD

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August 1, 2013 | 22 Comments

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  1. I use Ondansetron on a fairly regular basis to ward off nausea before an adrenal crisis occurs and it hasn’t improved libido.

  2. Re; the dreams and sleep. NO, i am not sleeping very well at all, due to pssd. Its a serious situation. we can imagine why not…. normal activity results in very deep sleep, and now my sleep is very bad. shallow, i am almost not sleeping at all. dreams : none. no deep sleep = no dreams. thank you for the analysis of these treatments for pssd. I would like to try all of these myself. again thank you for the good work. and I would like to learn more about the substances here listed and experiment cautiously myself with a prescription. I cannot have kids in my present condition, but I want to have kids. so i need a solution. thank you again for the research and info. 🙂

  3. Is ketamine’s effectiveness supposed to be a purely chemical thing — or does it depend in part on the kind of experience (“trip” or otherwise) it leads to? One reason I think this might matter: I’ve talked to lots of people who’ve had steroid injections in their spine and other minor but stressful medical procedures under ketamine anesthesia. They never talk about feeling euphoric or joke about wanting to go back for more, like some people do with nitrous oxide at the dentist. The steroid injections are a nasty experience even when they help. Maybe the minor trauma and overall bad atmosphere of Same Day Surgery cancels out the euphoria – if so, does a positive experience help? It wouldn’t have to be sex, necessarily – what you lose in this condition extends to all kinds of joy or empathy. Some people might want to spend time with the grandchildren, or go fishing, or listen to Bach, who knows.

    The articles I’ve seen about ketamine for depression all seem to miss this — many stress the need to develop a drug that works just like K but does not cause what one writer called “symptoms of schizophrenia” (an obvious reference to “tripping” effects). Most also assume people will have to be on ketamine maintenance for life, which sounds dangerous to me. None consider the idea of a “reset” experience that you mention, much less how to benefit from it.

  4. i have suffered from this for almost 4 years now. No sexual thoughts, no pleasure in sex, genitals are numb. I have not had a dream in all this time with the exception of maybe 10 or less. On these occassions I would say sentativity in the morning after the dream was somewhat improved but by very little.

    I definialty have noticed a lack of dreams and a lack of sleep activity i,e i used to sit up or imagine things like snakes or ghosts. None of this happens anymore.

  5. I have PSSD since 2009 and recently dreams have returned. About maybe 2 months ago I started dreaming again, or at least being able to remember that I dreamt. No improvement in sexuality though.

  6. Everyone should try valerian root, i used it for a couple weeks and i havent used it in about 3 now and its still fixed the problem of premature ejaculation. But i still dont have much interest in sex so only part of the issue was fixed i just believe there may be something to this so people should try it out and maybe it will help some of you.

  7. I tried the peptide PT141 worked awesome but felt like a artificial feeling. I also dont like knowing if theres any serious side effects.

    I just want to be feel normal with a natural sex drive.

  8. I have been struggling with pssd for some time, and I to have noticed that I only dream once in a very spaced out time frame. And even then Ithe dream only lasts what seems like a second.

  9. I’ve had pssd for about 13 years, and I’m 28 now. I used to dream a lot before pssd.I don’t dream anymore. I have very weak dreams may be once in a couple of months, which feel so the opposite of intense, and almost as if there is a layr of insulation between me and my own dreams. It sucks.And the visual arousal is totally not there. And i took fluoxetine only for a couple of weeks, 13 years back, and never before or after. I noticed lack of arousal two days into the treatment, and my pnis shrunk to a size I had never seen it before, and that small size has been my flacid size ever since. It sounds unreal, but its true, and sadly doctors are not aware of pssd, and claim that NY medicine when stopped, stops having what ever effect it may have had. That to me, sounds like insult to injury, afternharming me, kind of saying that my complaint is lies.

    • Hi, just to say I’ve had PSSD since July 2014. My penis size has also shrunk and I also do not dream about sexual stuff anymore. Just like you experienced, the doctors say that I should be ok after treatment stops…but this is not the case. I’ve found the last few months difficult. I hope I won’t have years ahead of me like this.

  10. I have pssd since october 2010 paxil/escitalopram no sex drive numb penis – after doing tremendous amount of research I finally upregulated my dopamine receptors with a lot of supplements and drugs .. that solved the deprssion ahnedonia but did nothing for pssd .. I tried ropinirole with testo booster for a month and it caused me hyper sexuality .. i wanted to f*** every women i see . masturbated all day. and did nothing except sex . it felt amazing after all these years like70% improved sex rive and sensation was improved 60-70% after a month. too bad couldn’t tolerate the side effect.. adderal & weed had the same effect. so does PT141 …. epidium has benefit too .. moclobemide was awesome too. Mao’s are awesome..all are “take it as you need it” and it is suppose to work for 6 hours …
    I guess its not a cure because you have to take the pill everytime for making you normal and they are expensive .. also there are long term risk of dopamine regulation after 10-15 years of use !

    But still better than nothing !

  11. I am currently suffering from PSSD after a year on sertraline, and around 3/4 months being off it. I thought I was falling into depression again when I had my first symptoms (social anesthesia, absolute lack of sexual desire, anxiety, lack of memory), so after a quick search I stumbled upon this website and felt less lonely. I’ve always had a high sex drive, and feeling completely numb to sexual stimulation (physical or not), is a cretao or more anxiety and low mood.

    Are there any natural supplements that could improve this condition, or that somebody has tried, that might work? Anything from improvements in the diet, exercise regime (even regular masturbation, even if not completely aroused) or natural supplements like gineng? Even if it is a placebo, I think hearing from others could help us. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels completely out of their comfort zone – I don’t think we’ve ever realized how much our sexuality was linked to every aspect of our lives.

  12. My SSRI use 10 years ago has left me with some impairments to libido and major impairments to arousal. I pretty much can only get an erection from manual stimulation and I no longer feel like the sexual person I used to be.

    Pre-SSRI, I used to dream vividly regularly and had good dream recall in the morning up until the point when I was fully awake. I used to watch my dreams like a movie every night. Post-SSRI, I almost never have dream recall and only occasionally can I “watch” my dream while I’m sleeping but it’s so vague compared to how it used to be. I remember reading somewhere that SSRIs affect dreams and REM sleep somehow.

  13. tried everything,, combos the lot..

    erection drugs only helped slightly with penile rigidity… i believe the real issue is with the brain, neuro steroids dopamine etc,,,

    i self medicated for several months with buproprion… trust me, it helps a lot, penis became much larger (flaccid and erect), sexual dreams, and dreams in general… issues with buprproprion were memory problems with it being anticholinergic… i suprprising discovered that the combined use of piracitam helped reduce memory issues.and brain fog.. i then added dianabol (a powerful oral steroid) into the mix… the effects were astounding, anhedonia dissapeared, erections were the best (any time of day) sexual desire returned.. orgasms were out of this world… energy, sleep, all the good things in life came back… my friends and family commented on my changes.. i also made and consumed several potions, 1 colloidal gold, colloidal silver, and the schweitzer formula, the latter is zinc laden and easy to make with a few ingredients

    also tried seligeline… didnt seen to notice a difference, only made having a coffee a difficult experience as the jitters were out of this world.

    but the real success i had came from the combination of dianabol steroid and buproprion…

    other things i tried were home made DMT, magic mushrooms, etc etc etc

    dianabol is off limits for women as its a strong androgen, mayve lighter ones can help combined with buproprion…

    all of the above was done over several months with intense excercise, cardio and weights, and with abstinence from alcohol and recreational drugs,,

    this is just my experience

    i hope it can help, and if anyone else can add their experience please let me know…

    this is a real battle for all, were fighters…

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