I was wondering if anyone has experienced sexual side effects from anti-depressants after they stop taking them.
I started taking Celexa (citalopram) 20mg about a week and a half ago. Before I started it I looked up basic drug info online. Then I found this article on ****pedia. http://en.****pedia.org/****/Post_SS...al_Dysfunction
It really freaked me out. I realize I need to do something about depression and I am fine with all sort of weird side effects but I always thought that they are only when I am on the medication (so that if I stop then they do too).
I had been on Lexapro and Strattera off and on for a couple years (last time about 9 months ago). I noticed some sexual side effects but figured everything wears off after you stop taking them. I've also noticed that some my natural sexual abilities decrease over the last couple years (even when not on anything). I assumed that it was (unfortunately) just part of getting older (I'm 23 now).
What do you think? Has anyone had sexual side effects stay even after you stop taking medication?
How about decreases in sexual ability from late teens to early twenties?