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Re: Sexual side effects?? Re: Celexa and side effects?

Posted by Bob on December 31, 1999, at 13:18:32

In reply to Re: Sexual side effects?? Re: Celexa and side effects?, posted by Laurie on December 30, 1999, at 15:20:18

> Hi All,
> Well, here's what happened to me. I started out on 20 mg of Celexa, had horrible headaches, anorgasmia, etc., and then started skipping a day here and there. i talked to my pdoc about this, and insisted that I was super-sensitive to most meds. I cut myself down to 5 mg a day, and if the headaches reappeared, I'd skip a day. It took me a month or so to take 5 mg for the whole week. I incresed it up from there, but very slowly. After almost a year, I'm up to only 15 mg a day, which I do quite well on. I only had problems with anorgasmia for about 4-5 weeks. So far, so good! I'm not condoning that everyone take such a small amount, but I think it's important to start on a small amount, and work up from there.
> I have no need to even think about getting off of this stuff. For those that had problems getting off, I hope everything is better for you now! The trials will pay off! Hang in there!
> Good luck & good health to all!
> Laurie

I have been on Celexa for about 18 days and have experienced all the side effects that have been described, but only mildly. I have increased from 20 to 30 and have noticed no increase in all of them except for the dry mouth. I have pretty bad seasonal affective disorder, or the winter blues. Celexa has totally eliminated this condition for which I am very grateful. I would enjoy hearing from anyone else out there that suffers from SAD.
The sexual side effects had me concerned at first but am still able to enjoy sex, thank you, but have noticed a decrease in the old libido.




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