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Suggest treatment for anxiety and depression

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: Hi,
I have been battling anxiety and depression for the past 6 months. It all started with a failed attempt to have intercourse with my girlfriend. There were no issues before this. It lead to uncontrolled anxiety and major depression that has gotten better to a certain point but I still struggle with having any libido at all and I am still having trouble with erections despite trying Cialis, Viagra and Levitra.

I still feel kind of down, and I just can't seem to get over the hump and it is effecting my sex life (which has been non-existent since this all began). It does not feel like performance anxiety, as this problem is still present when I am alone and I am not having nocturnal erections.

I am currently on testosterone because it was found I was in the mid-low region of normal and my doctor wanted it optimized.

Would trying an antidepressant like Wellbutrin be a good next step? I have heard that it has limited negative impact on sexual issues.
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Answered by Dr. J Kingson John David (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Anxiety induced Sexual Dysfunction

Detailed Answer:
Hi Friend
Welcome back to Healthcare Magic ..

I am Dr.Kingson John David will help you answering your questions on sexual impairment in life for past 6 months .

Firstly take a deep breath and have good breathing exercise that will improve blood circulation to brain and increases serotonin levels and also good sleep with out any thoughts for one week will help sperm to mature and you will definitly improve your sex life .

Secondly If you switch to Wellbutrin, or add it to your treatment regimen, the only unusual side effects is somewhat more risk of tremor, which can be scary. Fortunately, after a few months, any tremors usually subside.
I will suggest you to try wellbutrin after going through first step for a week .

I am sure you will be benefited and you will have good life with your girlfriend.

If you have any query u van ask me .
Thank you.
Dr.Kingson John David
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Brief Answer: Anxiety induced Sexual Dysfunction Detailed Answer: Hi Friend Welcome back to Healthcare Magic .. I am Dr.Kingson John David will help you answering your questions on sexual impairment in life for past 6 months . Firstly take a deep breath and have good breathing exercise that will improve blood circulation to brain and increases serotonin levels and also good sleep with out any thoughts for one week will help sperm to mature and you will definitly improve your sex life . Secondly If you switch to Wellbutrin, or add it to your treatment regimen, the only unusual side effects is somewhat more risk of tremor, which can be scary. Fortunately, after a few months, any tremors usually subside. I will suggest you to try wellbutrin after going through first step for a week . I am sure you will be benefited and you will have good life with your girlfriend. If you have any query u van ask me . Thank you. Dr.Kingson John David