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is depression is the reason resulted bad sexual health?

I am taking treatment for depression for the past 21 days, I had the following medicines prescribed by my Doctor : Paxidep CR 25mg and Clonam 0.5mg, from then I lost sexual arousement, even erection and to ejaculate I struggle . Kind of impotency. I before this used to have hard rock erections and premature ejaculation whereas now even ejaculation delays, I never had sex only masturbation. I asked my Doctor he said nothing to worry , but I want to know what it is all about? Please reply.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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You are facing only side effects of medicines for depression. Those side effects are quite provisional. After leaving these medicines, gradually you will come back toward the previous state of health. So, don’t be worried. Get well soon and try to leave those medicines as soon as possible.
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