Citalopram for Obsessive compulsive disorder treatment

We have 1383 consumer reports for treatment of Obsessive compulsive disorder with Citalopram. Obsessive compulsive disorder used in 2% of cases.

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Citalopram Circle Diagram 27 consumers of 1383 reported about Obsessive compulsive disorder

  1. 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
  2. William R. Lucas says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Obsessive compulsive disorder; Depression

    Only with a few drugs is the relationship between symptom relief (depression, obsessional thoughts) and intake so clearly visible to me as with citalopram. Here are 10mg me, to maintain the improvement even sometimes 5mg. If I quit completely, the symptoms will return fairly predictably, sometimes with a few weeks delay, sometimes faster. After resuming, I feel more calm after the first dose, and within a few days I am stable again. Contrary to the general recommendation, it has turned out to be useful for me not to take citalopram in the morning, but only at closing time, as it seems relaxing for me. Also taking before bed is more conducive to sleep. When I take it in the morning, I get lazy at work, become more motivated in the evening, and can not go to bed. I have to complain about side effects: – Restless Legs (annoying, but not so bad as to prevent me falling asleep) – slight weight gain (in the acceptable range, but associated with the need to constantly pay attention to weight, which I do not without citalopram must) – Orgasm much more difficult (alone it always works, sometimes with difficulty, but with different women, I am despite erection failed) – erection much more difficult

  3. Angela B. Wilkie says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    I got Citalopram prescribed a few years ago, but I did not tolerate it at the first attempt. Although it had the desired effect, my panic attacks and obsessions were rare, but the side effects were too strong for me. So I set her on the advice of a doctor. After a few more failures regarding antidepressants, my mental health problems became more and more extreme and I decided to prescribe citalopram again. At the beginning I started with the lowest dose, an improvement of my problem was felt within a few days. There were hardly any side effects this time either. We then increased the dose to 40mg, which makes me very clear. Panic attacks I have only very rarely, compulsive thoughts hardly. Most of the time, they appear when I forgot to take the citalopram for more than 3.4 days. Meanwhile, however, some side effects have become noticeable that I did not notice before. On the one hand, I have become totally restless, can barely sit still, wiggle his legs. For a while I also had twitching all over my body when I wanted to sleep – but went away after 6 months. Migraines also appear from time to time for 1-3 days, but now only relatively rare. The most annoying thing, however, are my speech problems, which I never had before. I stumble, forgetting a word in the middle of talking, or can not pronounce it, having to repeat myself so that others understand what I really wanted to say. Since then, I speak much less, because it just annoying animal and is just blamable. Due to the many grating, I also start to lisp after some time, which is also very annoying. I’ll probably go to a speech therapist and hope that I get the problem under control. On the whole, however, I am very satisfied with the citalopram, it helped me a lot. Since then I have been able to go out of the house, meet with friends, make larger trips on my own, etc. Before that, I was massively restricted. I also think that just because you have not tolerated an antidepressant once you should not completely delete it from the list, but rather try it again later.