The woman pictured above experienced 180 orgasms in two hours. She felt no joy.
Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD), originally called persistent sexual arousal syndrome (PSAS), Weiss Disease, and also known as restless genital syndrome (ReGS or RGS), results in a spontaneous, persistent, and uncontrollable genital arousal, with or without orgasm or genital engorgement, unrelated to any feelings of sexual desire. It was first documented by Dr. Sandra Leiblum in 2001, only recently characterized as a distinct syndrome in medical literature with a comparable counterpart increasingly reported by men.
My Story « on: September 12, 2015, 07:30:51 am »
I joined the forum survivingantidepressants.org shortly after things became extremely weird and complicated for me and I was at an all time low.
I guess it’s a journal of sorts of my journey over the last 12 months. Feel free to view it if you’re bored, I must warn you it’s LONG and it’s grim.
Broken PGAD following withdrawal, desperately in need of hope! Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:54 AM
I’m a 31 year old male, married with 2 beautiful little girls and as luck would have it during this difficult time in my life my wife is due to give birth to our 3rd within the next 6 weeks.
I’ve always coped reasonably well with depression and OCD and have done everything humanly possible to avoid it impacting negatively on my work and my family but I’m now dealing with what I believe to be PGAD and despite my best efforts, I’m a wreck.
I took sertraline for a grand total of 6 weeks and at the time I believed this to be the worst 6 weeks of my life but I could not have been more mistaken. Withdrawal has been testing to say the least. I felt horribly detached and believe I was experiencing depersonalisation, another symptom that ensued was akathisia and premature ejaculation.
About 4 weeks into withdrawal I noticed my genitals had become extremely sensitive which I would assume accounted for the premature ejaculation. For the last fortnight I have been constantly tormented by the feeling of arousal, burning and pain in my penis and testicles. My libido is non-exist and has been for some time, these feelings are never accompanied by an erection and I have no intention of making any attempt to relieve them via self stimulation.
I don’t feel perverted or guilty as some sufferers have reported just unfortunate. The depression that accompanies these symptoms is like nothing I’ve ever experienced in my life, I’m at an all time low. I have had to move home to my parents for fear that I might take my own life.
My family are my entire world and I love them more than I could ever put into words, I want nothing more for them than to be happy yet I’m seriously considering suicide as an option?
I took what was prescribed in an attempt to get my life back, to be well for my loved ones, I’ve achieved the opposite. I wish I had never entertained anti-depressants, I just hope I live to regret it.
Watching my pregnant wife crumble at the sight of my rapid deterioration is killing me.
Has anybody experienced these symptoms and did they ever abate?
I need hope more than ever, I presently have none.
Where is god?
December 2008 Prescribed 20mg citalopram (celexa) for depression and OCD.July 2013 stopped taking citalopram (celexa). November 2013 reinstated citalopram (celexa) following replapse at 20mg for 4 weeks, 40mg for 4 weeks and tapered off over 4 weeks as my condition had deteriorated. February 2014 started 20mg of fluoxetine (prozac). Didn’t tolerate it and stopped 4 weeks later, experienced no withdrawal. May 2014 started 25mg of sertraline (zoloft), increased to 50mg after 1 week. Remained at 50mg for 4 weeks before increasing to 100mg at the request of my psychiatrist despite advising of suicidal ideation for an additional week before stopping. Advised to drop to 50mg for 3 days before withdrawing altogether. I did as advised and horrendous withdrawal ensued. 11th August 2014 commenced escitalopram (lexapro), weaned off end of October 2014. Commenced Clonazepam December 2014 0.5mg twice daily, switched to Diazepam 10mg twice daily with a view to tapering of the benzodiazepine altogether. Tapering schedule presently at a reduction of 1mg of Diazepam every 1-2 weeks depending upon side effects. So far experienced no severe physical side effects except worsening of PGAD symptoms upon reduction which does seem to improve within a few days of doing so. Presently taking no antidepressants however still experiencing mild agitation, severe depression and PGAD which is currently being treated by a physiotherapist.