Citalopram sexual dysfunction

Common Questions and Answers about Citalopram sexual dysfunction

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All the SSRIs can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span>, but that doesn't mean they will ALL cause it specifically for YOU. Doctors usually prescribe SSRIs first, because they have fewer and weaker side-effects than the tri-cyclics. however, that's a generalisation, and maybe tri-cyclics would work better for you. Try talking to a doctor or pharmacist about that.
Almost every day now, or so it seems to me, I am hearing from young people who are taking antidepressant drugs and who are suffering from a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span> as a direct consequence. In men their <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span> may be erectile dysfunction, loss of libido or sex drive, loss of sensation during ejaculation or loss of ability to climax at all.
Overall, between 1 in 6 and 1 in 5 persons experience a side effect. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>citalopram</span> is also associated with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span>. Some patients may experience withdrawal reactions upon stopping citalopram.
Some people may experience somnolence/fatigue, anorexia, anxiety, agitation, difficulty concentrating, confusion, migraine, and even have episode of amnesia. Other side effects include rashes, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span>, abdominal pain, tremor, paresthesias, nausa, and sweating. The inability to move is concerning. Did you have an MRI performed of your cervical spine? Are you still symptomatic from this? Are you still taking citalopram?
Possible side effects of citalopram Nausea/vomiting/indigestion - common Diarrhea/constipation - common Anxiety/Insomnia - rare Headache/tremor - rare Dizziness/drowsiness - rare Dry mouth/ sweating - rare <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span> - rare Skin rash - rare * Do not stop the drug without consulting your doctor.
Forty to seventy percent of people taking them report treatment-related <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span> (SD). Reduced <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> desire is common, as is delay or difficulty in achieving orgasm. Men often experience erectile dysfunction. SSRIs include fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil), fluvoxamine (Luvox) and citalopram (Celexa).
After staying with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>citalopram</span> for around 4 weeks, there was no improvement to the original <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> disfunction (obviously as this is an SSRI like the Sertraline), so she took me back off this and put me on this new variation of citalopram called Lexipro. how exciting! The only follow-up appt that she had available was for around 2 weeks later. Needless to say, from the time I went off the Sertraline I felt absolutely awful.
I am recovering from severe depression, and was taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>citalopram</span>, which did not help the situation... Even prior to taking the medication I could not always reach orgasm... It was about 30% of the time I would have one, but always took a lot of time and concentration(never under a half hour of penetration)..... I have a new partner now, and to this point have not been able to achieve orgasm... its like my penis goes numb, and I have seems like I have sexual ADD(my mind wanders)...
This article highlights the relationships between changes in dopaminergic neurotrans-mission induced by SSRIs and the occurrence of certain side effects such as hyperprolactinemia, extrapyramidal symptoms, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> and cognitive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span>, galactorrhea, mammary hypertrophy, and, more rarely, gynecomastia.
anyway i want to ask about side affects of escitalopram especially the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span> induced by ssri drugs. are they serious that i should worry?are they reversible??will these side affects go away after i stop taking the drugs?will they affect fertility?is it safe to use alprazolam for sleeping while using escitalopram?
There is a condition called post SSRI <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span> for instance and can be permanent. Always withdraw from these drugs slowly as stopping cold turkey can cause major side effects.
Mirtazapine (Remeron) causes no gastrointestinal problems, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span>, or insomnia over the long term, but difficulties are likely to occur early. Patients should be advised that while somnolence at the start of therapy may be "overwhelming," it usually lasts only 2-3 days. "You need to counsel patients to stick with it," he said. Increased appetite and weight gain also may be marked in the first stage of therapy but will generally plateau after 2-3 months.
Good morning Mark, As far as taking the time to reply to you, you are very welcome. Don't apologize for the length of a post. As you can see, I write long posts too. You mentioned you have been on the drug, citalopram for 3 months. Was it your doctor who prescribed citalopram for you? The following information about citalopram comes from a resource book I own called The Canadian Guide to Drugs and Supplements.
It is a problem to drink because drinking and taking this medication will increase your chances of having a seizure, of gastritis, of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> dysfunction, and fainting. If you drink to excess, all of these risks can be increased to a dangerous degree. You would be much better going off the medication if you can in time, if you are intending to drink heavily.
venlafaxine is sedating at low dose and eneregizing at high dose (also good for rage); bupropion for patients with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span> on SSRIs (not for anxiety); avaid benzodiazepines For Anxiety or Irritability try: Exercise; avoid caffeine and overstimulating environments; nortiptyline; anxiolytics; psych consult; counseling/support programs For Insomnia try: Relaxation techniques; avoid caffeine; administer PEG in AM; hypnotics; inositol; B vitamins; avoid benzodiazepines For Thyroid toxi
I have been in and out of therapy for years and my last psychiatrist prescribed Adderall for me because I have absolutely NO energy and I drink about 10 cups of coffee a day just to keep me going. I also take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>citalopram</span> for major depression. I have always been very tired all of the time, I sleep when I'm depressed or to just escape from the world. I have no life, but my kids, whom I adore, they just drain me of everything.
SSRI's *sinus tachycardia, * myocardial infarction, * junctional rhythms and * trigeminy * anhedonia * apathy * nausea/vomiting * drowsiness or somnolence * headache * bruxism * extremely vivid or strange dreams * dizziness * fatigue * mydriasis (pupil dilation) * urinary retention * changes in appetite * changes in sleep * weight loss/gain (measured by a change in bodyweight of 7 pounds) * increased risk of bon
As for liver disease, most recommended starting doses are reduced if the patient has moderate to severe hepatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span> to lessen the possibility of adverse effects. Since depression is the number one treatment ender out of all of the side effects I recommend using them as a prophylactic. When the right AD and/or dosing is used there should be no side effects, whatsover. The patient shouldn't feel any different than before starting them. I consider it to be tx insurance.
I have been taking anti-depressants for over a week now and they have stopped my anxiety, well lessened it at least, but I'm really worried about the side-effects of taking SSRI's; for example weight gain and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dysfunction</span>. Has anyone experienced these? What I'm saying really is do the positives outweigh the negatives.
Now my therapist thinks I might have Adult ADD as well, what do you know. I've taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>citalopram</span> and buspirone for depression and anxiety. As I said, my dad was both physically and emotionally abusive with me when I was a child. I'm 31 now and still do it, but only while I'm alone. My boyfriend doesn't know I do it, although sometimes he rocks while holding me when we go to sleep (very sweet). I'm rocking now as I do this!
(The above cardio is a friend of my parents who saw me while I was on vacation in the US). GP put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>citalopram</span> which I went along w/ just to be cooperative, and propranolol to help regulate what he viewed as anxiety-induced tachy. Did not seem to find it significant that symptoms did not occur during periods of actual mental anxiety. Said it might be pheochromocytoma, but that he wouldn't bother testing as that's so rare.
A few years back, it was like this for nearly 2 years but went away for about 5 months the later part of 2007. Both reactions were right after I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sexual</span> relations with a partner. The coincidence led me to believe std related but negative tests say otherwise. I myself feel lost and not sure what to do because from what ive been reading, it seems like the creams/moisturizers and medications do not really help so much.
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