Medical Specialty >> Psychiatry

Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry Answers

Back to Psychiatry Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 8/24/2017.

Forum Name: Antidepressants

Question: Which antidepressant should i take?

 sprklchld - Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:04 pm

Hi I am a married female 22 yrs old 5'6" 220 pds. I am taking Yaz. I used to be on prozac 25mg daily a few years ago. I was stupid and went off of it cold turkey without my doctors knowledge. I am still suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, multiple mood swings, thoughts of suicide and more. I cry for no reason and even have pain during the anxiety and panic. I have considered going back on prozac because it worked well for me. I am concerned because i have heard that some antidepressants can weaken your sex drive. Can someone please suggest something?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:03 am

User avatar Hello,
If Prozac worked well in the past, that would be a good choice now. Since each person responds in his/her own way, it can take a bit of trial and error work to find the right one. A history of successful use is an excellent starting point. Not everyone experiences sexual side effects so all you can do is try it and see how it goes. There is not just one that does or does not cause this problem. Again, what works for one person may not for another. Also, since emotion and relationship issues such as communication play such a big role in your sexual response, there are other ways you can help to counter any ill effects along this line.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us