Libido loss effect of Citalopram

We have 1383 consumer reports for Citalopram. Libido loss effect occurred in 12%.

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  1. Robert D. Evans says:
    2.0 rating

    Citalopram for Migraine; Depression

    First use: 20mg daily for 4 weeks in the morning. Significant decrease in migraine, few side effects but no significant decrease in depression. Only noticeable side effect: loss of libido and ejaculation disorders. Then increase the dose to 40mg. Thereafter, migraine attacks remained almost completely absent, with a loss of libido and ejaculation disorders, as well as fatigue and still sleeping problems. These were expressed by the fact that I woke up almost every hour from 02:00 o’clock in the morning and partly fell asleep again.

  2. Belinda D. Lareau says:
    3.5 rating

    Citalopram for Pain (back); Nausea; Sleep disorders; Depression

    I have been taking Palladon Retard 8mg for 2 years as a permanent medication & amp; Palladium 2,6mg (up to 4 capsules, after consultation with my pain therapist) if needed. Not even in the first few weeks after the start of intake, very serious side effects occurred. The only are digestive problems (constipation) but I have very well with psyllium, whole grains, dried fruits and of course a lot of drink. The only thing that really bothers me is my libido loss. Since I also got a depression a year ago, my doctor gave me, after previous contact of a psychotherapist, the drug Citalopram. She prescribed me 1×1 in the morning and then I should dose myself higher if I realized that this dosage would not be enough for me. In the first weeks I was totally knocked out and tired and I had to force myself to get out of bed, but when this was over I started to feel really good. Today I take 2 Citalopram for several months in the morning and I can cope with it without any side effects. I have been very bad at Ein & amp; By sleeping. Wake up several times a night and can not fall asleep again was part of my everyday life. Accordingly, then was my mood, mood as well as my desire for my husband. A friend I complained of had the same problem and she took Doxipin 50mg. She gave me three tablets so I could try them over the WE. Then I took half a tablet on Friday evenings and I was able to fall asleep pretty well and (which joy) also sleep through. Saturday and Sunday the same. On Mondays I am then to my doctor and have told her about this weekend and she has then also written me a pack of 100 Doxipin 25mg. The 25mg lost their effect after over a year, so I took two and got to sleep again. At the next prescription my doctor told me about it and she also approved it. I also tolerate the doxipin without side effects. Because of my crooked spine, I have a lot of heavy and painful muscle tension, so I’ve been taking Tetrazepam (Musaril) every now and then for more than 30 years and I still have the best experience with it. Of course, on days when I take the tetrazepam I leave the doxipin off. Even with this drug, I have no side effects. Since I often had a headache as a child, wrote me my former HA Novalgin (Novaminsulvon) against it. To date, and now over 40 years old, I still manage very well and have not had any side effect in the years. MCP drops & amp; I always have MCP suppositories in the house. Should I feel sick, because I accidentally overdosed myself (and only then I feel sick or I have to spit) then at least I have help for an emergency. Personally, I am very good with all medicines and I am grateful that they are there for me. Without these meds my life would not be so worth living. I can only recommend it to anyone. Now I want to say something to my family doctor and to my pain therapist: They trust me and they know that I would never operate with the drug abuse. Dewegen also often leave the decision to me to dose higher. Both say again and again that I know my body the best and could assess and dewegen leave me a lot of free hand. I am very grateful to them. Thank you for reading this long and I hope I could help you a bit. Biggi

  3. Jody B. Baker says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Eating disorder; Mood swings; Depression

    Have had childhood depression and strong mood swings, sometimes severe eating disorders (bulimia). For two years, I have been taking citalopram (first 20 mg, then 40 mg) and get along very well. The first 8 days after the start of treatment were very unpleasant: dizziness, nausea, extreme headache, tiredness. After about 8 days, the antidrug effect started and the side effects disappeared for the most part. What remains is tiredness (during the day) with simultaneous sleep disturbances (in the evening) and a complete loss of libido. Both side effects are tolerable for me and the benefit outweighs quite clearly (especially as sleep disorders and loss of libido for me would also be present in depression). The special advantage of the drug is in my eyes the reduction of mood swings with which at the same time the tendency to binge eating was reduced. Of weight gain I can report absolutely nothing (that would have been for me an immediate Absetzkriterium), on the contrary, in my opinion, the drug reduces the appetite. Overall, I can recommend Citalopram very much, but you should pay attention to two things in my opinion: take the drug in the morning in any case (otherwise strong sleep disorders), Caution with alcohol (one tolerates much less)

  4. Rita W. Mullen says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Stress; Aggressiveness; Sleep disorders; Depression

    I take citalopram for about 1.5 years, first 40 mg, then 30, now only 20 mg. I have become very quiet inside, am balanced and sometimes terribly lame.Mich can bring nothing to rest. Also sexually, to the management of my partner calm and restrained.haarausfall I had after a short time, now since the reduction I lose even though hair but not so many. Did not get any more crying fits, sleep like a stone, but I am sometimes quite impotent. Somehow the tablets change the essence.

    Side effects: Libido loss
  5. Frank R. Smith says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Psychosis; Depression

    I take the two medications now 2 years ago, since 2004, I have received several tablets from different manufacturers. As a side effect is an extreme weight gain since 2004 about 40kg. Extreme at Risperdal I had 10kg per week at the beginning increased. Other side effects are listlessness, drive weakness, communication disorders and sexual listlessness

  6. Brent J. Sandlin says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Psychosis

    I just do not feel like having sex anymore. This puts a lot of strain on me. Often tiredness during the day. Delusions are no longer so threatening, somehow playfully deal with it.

    Side effects: Libido loss; Fatigue
  7. Thomas E. Knapp says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Post-traumatic stress disorder; Social phobia; Depression

    Standing completely next to me, as outside my body, – headache without end – sweating – dry mouth – pimple outbreaks on the forehead – tinnitus much much intensiever – libido loss, loss of interest, self-pacification hardly possible I could notice except the side effects, no positive effects, I was forced to drop it. LAIF900 has helped me the best so far

  8. Mason A. Swigart says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Psychosis; Drive disorders

    After the first 2-3 weeks I did not notice anything from Citalopram, but after the 3rd week I got a real boost and was also much better on it. I’m not so susceptible to stress for a long time anymore, somehow everything is much better off and my sleep behavior has changed for the better, catch up faster and I’m fit again after 7 hours. I have side effects, except for some loss of libido, but within limits, no. After about 5 months, the drive has slowed again, but does not necessarily have to be on Citalopram. All in all, I am very satisfied with citalopram and wonder if I should agree on an increase from 20 to 40 mg.

    Side effects: Libido loss
  9. Wanda J. Wilson says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    For several months now I have been taking citalopram alongside my therapy. My constraints have become much less, my condition has improved considerably. Since I started taking it almost at the same time as having a stay in a psychotherapeutic clinic, it is difficult for me to judge to what extent the medication and in which intensive psychotherapeutic therapy contributed to the improvement. I assume that both had a big impact on it. Now I’m in outpatient therapy and continue to take citalopram, by the way 60mg, and I’m still doing very well with it. Side effect is also Libidosenkung with me. Although I am often tired, but I was already before taking. I did not gain weight at all.

    Side effects: Libido loss
  10. Joseph D. Rufus says:
    4.0 rating

    Oxygesic 200mg a day + Oxygesic acute each 10mg if needed and 40mg citalopram. I came to Oxygesic only after repeated Drug rotating, ie changing the drug group. Before morphine, Jurnista and Palladon, also in combination with Lyrica, or gabapentin, dexamethasone, Novalmin Tr. Constantly increasing need for Oxygesic to cope with the pain. Permanent fatigue, weight gain 20kg, hunger, constipation, erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, forgetfulness, decreased brain power, irritability Despite Movicol, the constipation is terrible. Once a week, the tissue tears into the anus and then bleeds. Hellish pain. The pain-relieving effect is good with Oxygesic, which is why I stayed there at the moment. Eventually a setting on L-polamidon will be made soon. The ever growing Oxygesic needs make my pain Dr. Concern. Unfortunately, I am retired very early and can drive (by Oxygesic) no car. Sport is no longer possible and the hobby is only very limited possible. The positive attitude to life is almost gone. Contacts tear off and every day the question why am I good for what else can I teach my children what to offer my wife?

  11. Ora C. McCord says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    Citalopram must be taken with a meal, as otherwise nausea or stomach problems can occur very quickly. Special care with simultaneous consumption of coffee, here arises quickly great restlessness and trembling. Prefer to wait 1 hour after taking the coffee. Otherwise: sleep disorders, which has a depressive anyway, were more pronounced in me, but without these nagging negative thoughts. I also have a loss of libido, but a positive mood and serenity is much more important to me. I’m doing much better with the drug, more energy, open letters without fear, go to the phone, meet deadlines, all that I can do better now. I used to take citalopram for some time, but eventually the effect diminished. Possibly. would have helped a dose increase.

  12. Eugene T. Cowan says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    I suffered from severe generalized anxiety disorder and depression for more than 4 years, but did not dare to take psychotropic drugs and did not treat myself. A self-experiment with St. John’s wort (Jarsin) was unsuccessful. Finally, when I was about to commit suicide, I thought, now it does not matter, I’m trying – I went to a neurologist who prescribed Pram (citalopram) for me. I should start with 10mg and increase to 20mg after 2 weeks. Overcautious as I am, I preferred to start with 5mg (a quarter tablet), increase to 10mg after 2 weeks, and finally to 20mg after 3 or 4 weeks. This medicine has given me back my life! (But that has its price, and I’m not talking about money here …) After just a week with 5mg, I realized that something is changing. There were always small moments in which I felt better, and these moments became more and more frequent and longer. After a total of 3 weeks, two of them with 5mg and one with 10mg I was as newborn. I was the human being once again, many years ago. No fears, no depression, I just felt good, was able to live again and enjoy the beautiful things of everyday life. Although it went downhill a bit, but when I finally increased to 20mg, I remained stable. I’ve been taking Citalopram for almost exactly 5 years now, and have not had any serious and long-term mental health problems since as long as I took the pills (for the big one, see below). Side effects: After starting the intake and after each dose increase for about 1 week very severe headache, an unpleasant pressure on the chest, for about 2-3 weeks temporarily nausea and moderate dizziness. All of these side effects disappeared completely after 3-4 weeks at the latest. However, a very unpleasant side effect persisted – massive sexual disturbances to almost total impotence. Although an erection usually comes about, but then often passes along with the desire, the climax is rarely and then after a very long, sometimes hours of work, and even that is more of a relief that it is finally over. Overall, sex has nothing more pleasant and satisfying anymore. My weight has not changed significantly by taking the drug. Another very significant side effect is the so-called withdrawal symptoms, as they are called euphemism, to avoid such unpleasant words as dependence or addiction. The fact is, I am very dependent on Citalopram, and I can not get rid of it. I have now 4 reduction attempts from 20 to 10mg behind me, all have failed, a complete discontinuation is not to be dreamed. Lastly, I endured 4 agonizing months with 10mg, until I was finally completely viable at the end and thus practically voided the fourth attempt for failure and threw another 20mg one morning. 10 hours later, all complaints were blown away. It is NOT a recurrence of the original disease, as is often claimed. The complaints are predominantly physical in nature and differ in some cases considerably from those against which I got the drug at that time. The symptoms in reduction (I have tried it even with 15 instead of 20mg, did not work) is always in the same pattern: -2-3 days after the dose reduction nervousness and restlessness, but also a slight euphoria, overall good mood and Urge to move – After 1-2 weeks of anxiety comparable to those before taking, confusion and standing next to me, can no longer clearly think – After a total of 3-4 weeks of improvement, I’m fine for a few weeks, and I almost believe it A few weeks later, about 8 weeks after the dose reduction, gradual onset of physical symptoms reminiscent of a cold or flu: headache, cold feeling (runny nose with burning sensation in the nose, possibly slight sore throat, fatigue … ) is best compared to the day before a cold breaks out, only that the suspected cold never comes and the short-before-the-flu condition stops t -These complaints do not stop and increase over the following weeks. At some point I feel as if I have a fever of 40 degrees, my head almost bursts, I am seriously ill and can hardly get out of the apartment; every minute movement or physical activity is a terrible ordeal, I am practically no longer viable. Every examination at the doctor gives no result, I am physically healthy. No matter how long I try to endure this condition, it does not get any better, but gets worse every day. Longer a

  13. David M. Linden says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Social phobia; Depression

    Now take Citalopram for 15 days against depression, severe sadness, fatigue and fatigue. There is also a social phobia. For years I thought therapy alone would be enough. When I arrived at a point where I saw that alone was no longer enough, I had citalopram prescribed. The first 10 days I had severe side effects like nausea, confusion (feeling like on drugs), lack of concentration, difficulty driving my car, severe fatigue, libido completely gone. Because of all these side effects, I wanted to discontinue the drug several times. Luckily I kept it through !!! Because after 10 days the NW had disappeared. I can laugh again, really freed laugh by this drug !! I could not do that for years. Now I regret that I did not start using the drug much earlier. It is really recommended, you just have to survive the start time with the creep effects.

  14. Matthew G. Knight says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    Am 56 years old and suffering from a malignant melanoma of depressive moods and anxiety disorders. First, I took 10 mg of citalopram in the morning. Side effects such as dry mouth, tiredness and word finding disorders are, except for dry mouth, not resolved after four months. Added to this was then after increased dose to 20mg / day weight gain, massive inner restlessness, eye flare and sexual disorders (absence of ejaculation), little sexual interest. Through a personal jogging program, however, I can narrow the weight gain, although in the evening there is an increased feeling of hunger for sweets. The most uncomfortable, however, is the constant leaden fatigue, although I do not know how to ever pursue a regular working day. Will probably sneak the drug out and then stop.

  15. Lawrence L. Bergan says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Social phobia

    At a dosage of 20mg per day, it has taken a little bit in everyday life. Unfortunately, the libido was gone and to come to orgasm it has always taken forever and was more work than fun. I also had almost no saliva and the emotions were pretty much contained (no high and no lows).

    Side effects: Ejaculatory; Libido loss
  16. Kathleen R. Young says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    I’ve taken citalopram for 3 years now and I have to say that it helps with acute deppression, but should not be taken for such a long time. Because of an Op, I could not take it for 3 days and found that every day I became a little more awake in my mind. Previously, everything was in sync. No excessive joy when my grandson was offered and no grief, although my father and brother within 2 months of cancer. In the long run you will become less emotion-free, libido is severely limited, muscle pain and unfocused. My QT worth is a disaster. So as already said take ONLY to take over the acute phase and then work on yourself.

  17. Walter H. Johnson says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Fatigue

    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) cause sexual dysfunction in many people when taken. This is well known and is also in the leaflet. However, only very few people know about it and what is nowhere being warned: the sexual disorders do not disappear in some people even after the SSRI has been discontinued. In addition to SSRI, at least SNRI (selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and possibly SSRE (selective serotonin reuptake enhancer [Stablon]) can cause permanent sexual dysfunction. This medication damage is called PSSD (Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction). The following symptoms are typical of PSSD (they may not all be present together, but many of them are common): – decreased or absent libido – impotence or reduced vaginal moisturization – difficulty causing or maintaining an erection or sexual arousal – persistent genital arousal disorder despite lack of sexual excitement – weak, delayed or missing orgasm (anorgasmia) – orgasm is less or not at all satisfactory (ejaculatory anhedonia) – premature orgasm – decreased sensitivity of the penis, vagina or clitoris – genital sensory dustiness – no or diminished response to sexual stimuli reduced sperm volume – chronic erection (priapism) PSSD can last weeks, months, years and more after discontinuation of SSRI. The exact cause of PSSD is not yet definitely known. At the moment, however, there are many indications that SSRIs permanently alter the brain at the genetic level (including the serotonin receptors). In rodents, at least, this defect is proven to be inherited. It can be assumed that it behaves the same in humans. There is a real risk that PSSD will be transmitted to the children. How often PSSD occurs is also not determined. However, these are definitely not absolute isolated cases; There are simply too many PSSD sufferers. Fortunately, only a minority seems to be affected. The vast majority of doctors do not know about PSSD. As a rule, it is simply assumed that the sexual disorders are of a psychotic nature. This is partly true, but not with PSSD – a neurological problem. In the meantime, the existence of PSSD has been recognized in research. There are numerous scientific studies demonstrating PSSD (see the wiki article). Unfortunately, this knowledge does not penetrate, or too slowly to the public. You normally only learn from PSSD when it’s already too late. In addition to further research, it is therefore urgently necessary to educate people about PSSD. Currently, there are no known therapies / remedies that fix PSSD. After all, some sufferers recover over time by themselves and others help certain substances (vitamins, amino acids, herbs). In addition, experiments with rodents are underway that give cause for cautious optimism. It’s not about scare or antidepressant bashing, but about people making an informed decision when it comes to SSRI & amp; co. goes. And PSSD is just a possible consequential damage. It is undisputed that the knowledge of PSSD can make people very difficult to weigh up; but the reality can not be changed. To be aware of our own responsibility as a patient, we need to know what we are considering. We recently founded a German-speaking self-help group for PSSD sufferers. We would be delighted if people who had sexual problems following the discontinuation of antidepressants would join. So we can exchange ideas and search together for solutions. The site is still in its infancy. But we plan to add some documents bit by bit. Most of all, we hope for new members to work together. Our suggestions to all those who would like to do something in terms of PSSD: – Doctors (especially psychiatrists and neurologists) address the problem, preferably by submitting the wiki article, which refers to specialist literature. – If you know someone who is or might be affected by PSSD: Please alert to PSSD. – If you suffer from PSSD yourself, you may also report it to the drug authorities. Attention! Please do not stop treatment with SSRI due to this post! If at all, this should always be discussed with the attending specialist and, if necessary, be slow. Incidentally, could a