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Test Friendly Depression Medications


#1

Hello All,

If anyone out there has experience with depression I am looking for information on medications that are more T friendly. I have heard that some of the more traditionally prescribed ones (Paxil, Zoloft) can have negative effects on testosterone.

Thoughts?


#2

Wellbutrin and SAMe are probably the best test friendly antidepressants.

This is overly simplistic but anything that increases serotonin will tend to decrease test and anything that increases dopamine will tend to increase test. Serotonin and dopamine levels are usually inversely related.