Don't give your kids antidepressants.

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Don't give your kids antidepressants.

Postby Angelica » Sun Sep 11, 8:56 2016



Summary: At age 17, the author was prescribed Zoloft, a commonly used SSRI antidepressant. Even though she's been off of it for 8 months, sex is no longer pleasurable for her and is in fact very painful (presumably due to the lack of lubrication being produced by her vagina).

This problem isn't specific to females; males also experience incurable sexual dysfunction from these highly toxic drugs. Don't ruin your kid's life by listening to the drug dealers that this fucked world calls doctors. Their goal is to sell drugs; no more, no less. Obviously if you have sexual dysfunction from Zoloft, you need Viagra, right? The drug-pushing "medical" industry sickens me; we need to go back to natural remedies. I recommend St. John's Wort and fish oil as natural antidepressants. Masturbation is also a great mood lifter, assuming one's sexual organs haven't been disabled by SSRIs.

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Postby Taurwen » Sun Sep 11, 9:09 2016

Be careful here. A lot of people have legitimate problems with their brain chemistry that can be helped by prescription anti-depressants. Vilifying them can be dangerous.

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Postby rowan » Sun Sep 11, 9:17 2016

I'd also rather have side effects than be dead. *shrug* And of course anecdotes =/= data. Often depression itself reduces sexual function, and a side effect of taking SSRIs is to have your sexual appetite return.

Also water-based lube is your friend. ;)

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Postby octarineoboe » Sun Sep 11, 9:53 2016

Not wanting to have sex is OK too though. It doesn't make antidepressants inherently bad; lowered libido is a possible side effect that should be considered, but it's a tradeoff that some can choose to make.

Also, PSA: there are many medical conditions that can cause sex to be painful. The answer is to see a pelvic pain specialist who can figure out what the problem is and treat it.

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Postby rowan » Sun Sep 11, 10:04 2016

^I saw one for a different issue that never resolved after having the kidlet. We talked a little about pain, but that wasn't my problem. They do more than just pain!

Yeah it took me 8 years, I recommend not waiting that long haha.

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Postby rowan » Sun Sep 11, 10:24 2016

I think people should be able to make their own choices, don't you? Also your link is *one person* not a large group of people.

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Postby Taurwen » Sun Sep 11, 10:25 2016

I'd deal with zero/low libido over crushing depression (that doesn't do much for the libido itself) and suicidal tendencies that run in my family. I'm just one person though. If I were going to make a sweeping generalisation about how people would feel in this kind of situation I'd venture that a low libido is hardly the worst thing the world, plenty of people have them naturally.

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Re: Don't give your kids antidepressants.

Postby Sonic# » Sun Sep 11, 10:45 2016

I'm wary of advice that treats doctors exclusively as drug-pushers. Yes, there are problems with the overprescription of drugs and (especially in the US) prices for penicillin, epinephrine, and other drugs being raised by companies with impunity. My partner's doctor recommended she get an epi-pen for her allergies, but was unaware that it would cost us a few hundred dollars even with our insurance.

Our doctor is also awesome enough to be open when we ask for an alternative that might cost a little less, or to speak frankly about possible side-effects of medicines and whether it's best we be on them. She's not pushing drugs. She's helping us. This includes prescribing antidepressants that help my partner function.

So I don't see a basis for proclaiming antidepressants toxic in general.

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Postby MFS » Sun Sep 11, 13:04 2016

Risk vs. reward. There is no such thing ever as a no-risk medication. I dislike it when a medication is villified due to a super-rare adverse responder. I dislike it more when an entire class of medications are villified due to that same instance.

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Postby rowan » Sun Sep 11, 13:33 2016

I should clarify: it only took that long for me (again not a pain issue) because I waited that long to go see someone about it. But my healthcare team is pretty awesome, so there's that. Not everyone has access to as many choices of doctor as I do.

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Postby octarineoboe » Sun Sep 11, 14:03 2016

yeah, I got that sense from your post, I just like to share my fun facts.

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Re: Don't give your kids antidepressants.

Postby Bork » Tue Sep 13, 18:03 2016

There's a lot more to life than sex. Like, being alive for starters. Don't ruin your kid's life by preventing them from treating their depression with antidepressants, if that's what they need.
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Postby Angelica » Tue Sep 13, 18:47 2016

You don't need SSRIs to prevent suicide. Psychoactive drugs are a last resort for treating depression, in which case marijuana should be used. A combination of St. John's Wort and fish oil even without weed is more effective than SSRIs. Masturbation is a lovely natural antidepressant that doesn't even rely on any external substances (unless you're circumcised, in which case you need a lubricant). Adjusting one's attitude is a good way to come out of depression; if you don't suffer from physical pain or physical necessity, you have everything you need to be happy, so stop complaining.

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Re: Don't give your kids antidepressants.

Postby Angelica » Tue Sep 13, 19:42 2016

Why is it insulting? It's the absolute, unvarnished truth.

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Postby Bork » Tue Sep 13, 21:46 2016

Oh snap, I need to get fish oil for my dog. Thanks for the reminder!
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Re: Don't give your kids antidepressants.

Postby Nech » Wed Sep 14, 3:57 2016

As someone who struggles with depression, and have since I was a teenager (let me tell you that copious amounts of masturbation do not alter a damn thing), I'm still at a loss as to why you think circumcised men need lube to masturbate. Cause that's just false (never mind the rest of what you say).
Where there's smoke, there's fire. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. So just shut up, and bring some water.

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Re: Don't give your kids antidepressants.

Postby ladyhawk » Wed Sep 14, 8:18 2016

Really? More fucked up than you telling people suffering from depression and suicidal ideations to stop complaining and just be happy? Do you read what you post, or do you just turn your brain off and start keyboard smashing?
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