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Cymbalta Impotence?
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Canoe112 posted:
I took Cymbalta for 2 weeks. During the first week I developed impotence. I never had this problem before. I have been off of Cymbalta for 3 weeks. Impotence persists. Has anyone else had this problem? Do you think the problem will resolve itself?

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Canoe
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An_241042 responded:
I had similar results on Cymbalta. They market it as a pain medicine but when it was first introduced to the world it was an anti-depressant. Are you taking any other pain meds with it? I know that opioids like oxycontin, opana, etc... cause me to be impotent. I was able to get by on a lower dose and it helped. I know my G/F takes Paxil and she totally loses her sex drive, but when she stops taking it for a few days, she craves sex. Really ask your doctor about this, I also know part of my problem was very very low testosterone count. The doctor said that opioids can lower the testosterone levels significantly. Ask your doctor to run your FREE TESTOSTERONE levels and ask him about the Cymbalta. Viagra will do nothing if your testosterone level is low. You don't say how old you are, I am 52. You may need a combination of Androgel 1.62% & Viagra. Those greatly helped me, every person is different so ask your doctor. I hope I was able to shed some light.
 
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Canoe112 replied to An_241042's response:
I took it for PTSD. As of last night all systems are go. Guess it took a while to get out of my system.


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