I am new to the board. I have suffered from PTSD and depression for about 2 to 3 years now. I tried, unsuccesfully, to "just deal with it". Of course, I just sank lower and lower and at times had thoughts of suicide, which rationally I knew was not a good thing.
Anyway - I also began to suffere from chronic physical illness. Last week, I just decided enough was enough and finally dragged myself to the doctors. I was sick of exisiting instead of living. I felt like I was just in a dream and felt bored and joyless almost all the time.
So, the doc suggested I go on a 6 month course of 20mg Citalopram HRr (Celexa). I would say that I am feeling better already, and I am only on day 4. I don't want to jump the gun though, as I used to have ups and downs through the month anyway (PMT etc).
But - I have several disconcerting side effects. The first was nausea, which I had kin dof expected. The second is insomnia as I feel a little jittery. I have also lost my appetite, which may be a good thing since I have read weight gain is a common side effect. Worst though - and sorry to be blunt - but I have gone from finding it quite easy to orgasm to absolutely unable to do so within the space of 4 days
Is this a common side effect - I am pretty miffed about it. Despite my depression, my hubby and I have a pretty active intimate life, and I *always* reach orgasm - so this is very annoying. Is it something that will come back - has anyone else had this???