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Viagra & Wellbutrin

I’m a 35 year old male and I have ED. Viagra has worked amazingly for me and, up until a month ago, taking Viagra, I never have had problems getting hard and staying hard during sex. It took forever for me to ejaculate during sex, so about a mouth ago, I was prescribed Wellbutrin. After taking the Wellbutrin for a month now, all that I’ve noticed is that I’m not nearly interested in sex as I was and worse, the Viagra that worked great for me, doesn’t seem to work at all now. I get hard and then approx 2 minutes into sex, I completely lose my erection.

In summary - Super high sex drive and Viagra got me rock hard and kept me rock hard. Bye bye ED. Wellbutrin seems to completely negate the Viagra and low sex drive.

I’m so embarrassed and would love some answers.


Please help.
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Wellbutrin seems to be an antidepressant and for helping with smoking cessation, not for helping people ejaculate sooner when having sex. In your shoes I'd talk to the doctor about its undesired effect on the results of the Viagra, and unless you need it as an antidepressant (or to quit smoking), stop taking it. Give it a while to get out of your system, and see if the Viagra works again.
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Thank you!! That’s what I’m thinking too!
I would ask, how long have you been on the Wellbutrin?  If just a very short time, stopping should be very easy, but if it's been awhile, you will need to taper slowly off of it, as you need to do with all antidepressants.  Don't worry, Wellbutrin doesn't seem to be one of the really hard ones to stop, it's just for safety.  But I'm not sure I would do this with your current doctor, or ever see this doctor again, unless you suffer from depression.  Wellbutrin is a stimulating antidepressant that can often cause agitation or anxiety because of that for those who are prone to anxiety and is a pretty pure antidepressant.  It is often used in conjunction with other classes of antidepressants, mainly those that target serotonin, that can make reaching orgasm really hard for men and women.  They can also destroy the desire to have sex, mostly with women.  I took them for a long time, and so I know that feeling of taking forever to reach orgasm.  Even after stopping antidepressants, that has stayed behind.  There are ways to finesse this problem you have with the Viagra, and that is to do a lot of foreplay first so you're closer to orgasm when you start intercourse, but alas, a lot of women say they like foreplay but a lot of them turn out to be lying, so if your partner really doesn't like that or isn't into what really turns you on, you're kind of stuck.  Been there, doing that.  But again, if you are not a depression sufferer or even more, have no mental issue at all, prescribing Wellbutrin is based on a mistaken understanding of the drug.  When combined with one of those antidepressants I mentioned, it helps some with both weight gain issues that go along with many antidepressants and with the sexual issues.  But to combine it with Viagra for this purpose, playing around with your brain neurotransmitters when you're doing fine mentally is malpractice.  Antidepressants have a lot of side effects and some long-term problems, and as Viagra also can have this problem for some, combining them is a really bad idea if you have no medical need for it.  I have never heard that Wellbutrin has this effect absent the side effects of other antidepressants causing it.  So if it were me, I'd find another doctor.  Peace.
Thank you for your insight, I really appreciate the support. .
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