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Re: Celexa is it the answer?

Posted by Melissa on May 19, 1999, at 17:24:43

In reply to Celexa is it the answer?, posted by Andrea on May 19, 1999, at 10:44:27

> My fiance and I are due to be married in a month, he has been depressed all of his life and tried several anti depressants. Before he and I started dating he found success with prozac except that it effected his sex drive to such a point that he didn't even think any sexual thoughts. This was fine for him until he met me. After we started dating, he stopped taking prozac because it was effecting our sex life (or lack there of). A few weeks passed and he was able to have an erection and another week after that he could ejaculate. Well, it has been 10 months since he has been off anti depressants and he is starting to slip back into depression. We are searching for an anti depressant that will do its job but not erase his sex drive. Is celexa the answer?

Obviously the people who write here are ones who have had problems with the drugs. My experience is that Celexa made me instantaniously non-sexual. I have found that whatever side effects I had with prozac, they were worse with Celexa-the tiredness most particularly. But when I took Prozac ten years ago I wasn't very functional with regard to sex any way. One side effect I had with Celexa, which I did not have with Prozac, was compulsive over-eating and quick weight gain. A number of people here have reported the same effects. But it is highly individual and it is not hard to get off Celexa if the side effects are too negative. Plus it might give a kick out of the depression. Celexa is marketed as the SSRI with the least side effects--though obviously not for the people reporting here. So I woould try it and wait out at least two weks and see how it goes.




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