I'm starting this medication tomorrow, I'm already on Trileptal... Reading the reviews on Celexa I've noticed some women stating it's lowering their sex drive and its hard for them to climax? I'm wondering how many women this REALLY effects because it's kind of important for me in my relationship.
Urinary retention and galactorrhea have been reported with other SSRIs.
The estimates of the incidence of untoward sexual experience and performance may underestimate their actual incidence, partly because patients and physicians may be reluctant to discuss this issue. In placebo-controlled clinical trials ejaculation disorder (primarily ejaculation delay) was reported as a treatment-emergent side effect at an incidence of 6% and at least twice the incidence in placebo-treated male patients.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal orgasm (female), amenorrhea, decreased libido, dysmenorrhea, ejaculation disorders, impotence, menstrual disorders, polyuria
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Breast enlargement, breast pain, dysuria, galactorrhea, increased libido, menorrhagia, micturition frequency, nonpuerperal lactation, vaginal bleeding, vaginal hemorrhage, urinary incontinence, urinary retention
Rare (less than 0.1%): Gynecomastia, hematuria, oliguria
Frequency not reported: Metrorrhagia, priapism[Ref]
I know everyone's experience with the different ssri's are different, but my experience with Celexa was it did nothing for my depression and my sex drive absolutely tanked. Had no desire whatsoever.
I dont know how it happens in every day terms that a person can understand. All i can say is that ive been on nearly all the depression drugs. Every one of them except low dose Cymbalta messed with my sex life. My sex drive left and worse than that i couldnt reach orgasm. Its just a side affects of antidepressants you have to live with. You can learn to work around them though. Just takes time and experimenting with your sexual partner.
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