I have been taking 20mg of paxil for 10+ years to treat depression.
Patient :I was told paxil helps premature ejaculation,but I have been taking 20mg of paxil for 10+ years to treat depression and it does not to help my premature ejaculation at all. It this because i have been on it for so long or is there another reason?
Thanks for your query.
Yes, it is true that Paxil (paroxetine) helps in premature ejaculation also .
Since you have been taking this medicine for 10+ years the efficacy for premature ejaculation may not be effective as some of the effects wear off or get reduced as the body gets adjusted to the medicine.
And there may be other reasons causing premature ejaculation.
The commonest reason is the anxiety of performance, stressful life, discord with the partner, boredom of the same thing over again and again.
As you know the sex is a very personal and at the same time very complex process, involving nervous as well as humoral (hormonal) pathways. Anything at any part of this pathway can cause premature ejaculation.
You may please share the exact problem, its correlation as per your experience to the other events in life as mentioned above and it may be possible to find the reason and obviously the possible treatment.
I hope this answer helps you, please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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