Diagnosed with OCD aged 19/20.
Started taking anti-depressants aged 22. Paxil. Noticed it was difficult and sometimes impossible to climax when masturbating.
Diagnosed 2001 with Varicoceles.
On and off SSRI anti-depressants over the years, mainly Prozac.
Diagnosed with colitis: 2005. Flareups now and then over the years.
Currently taking Prednisolone and about 2 weeks ago I stopped taking Prozac, having begun to take it for about 2 or 3 weeks.
I take Melatonin on week nights to help me sleep as anxiety keeps me awake. It helps a bit. I read that taking it can lower Dopamine though.
Now I think that I may have been permanently affected by the drugs, and not just because of the latest drugs use and the colitis flareup.
I did it successfully yesterday, but today, I actually tried to masturbate again, and although I could get a fairly good erection, I found myself unable to climax. It's like the penis loses its senistivity and my mind is emptied of all sexual thoughts, and it is like you are rubbing your wrist - there is no sensual feeling. If I leave it for 2 or 3 days, my ability to masturbate comes back. At the time, it is like there are no sexual thoughts in my head, and even if I had sexy images in front of me, it's still not happening. It's kind of like there is no 'x factor' - there is nothing for my mind to bite onto that will allow me to climax. I don't know if its a dopamine issue, perhaps some permanent damage by SSRi, as I understand that SSRIs can leave permanent dexual dysfunction effects in some people.
It seems to be the case that my penis is not as sensitive as it used to be. For example, when I was a teen, in the shower I could climax just from the jet of water, but now, it either feels pleasant or else, like today, I feel nothing at all. I should add that this can happen even without having taken any SSRIs. What gives?