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Old 10-11-2003, 07:51 PM   #1
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Question Celexa and sexual side effects

I started taking Celexa 10mg 4 days ago and I already feel the sexual side effects severly. I cannot have an orgasm and can't come even close. I have taken Zoloft before and never had this problem. I can't believe that it's already affecting me! My question is will this get better, or maybe I should stop taking it before my body gets dependant on it. I thought since it's only been 4 days it would be better to get off it now so I won't have as much withdrawl symptoms. I am a very happily married young woman and a this type of problem just cannot exist for me. Although I must say, I've been in a great mood for 4 days now. Ideas anyone? I appreciate it.
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Old 10-12-2003, 11:20 AM   #2
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I take this drug and it delays ejaculation for me. This can be a good thing and I can last a very long time but there are days when I cant climax.

Old 10-12-2003, 12:06 PM   #3
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I've been on Celexa twice. Orgams were hard to come by, and when I did have them they felt very strange (HARD TO EXPLAIN!!) The first time it took about a month for the sexual effects to go away. This time around, it took about two months. Give it a while longer. You'll probably get back to normal. If things aren't looking up within a couple months, talk to your doc. Good luck!

Old 10-12-2003, 04:53 PM   #4
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I have been on Celexa 20mg for about a month. For me sexual side effects have not been a problem at all. It actually has increased my sex drive. Give it time. Four days is not really long enough to see if that is the cause. Also 10mg is a really low dose. Talk to you doctor if it really bothers you within a week or two.


Old 10-13-2003, 09:17 PM   #5
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I had troubles having an orgasm when taking Paxil at first. It did subside. Eventually it just made me last longer which was handy (except of course when I was by myself).
But, I think it may have lasted longer than it should have because I kept thinking too much about it. I kept thinking that the reason I haven't climaxed yet is because of this medicine when I should have been thinking about the sexual act that was going on. A female friend of mine had the same problem as me and she told me that it was the same when she had her very first orgasm of her life. She eventually stopped "thinking" about why it wasn't happening and then it just happened. Make sense?

Old 10-14-2003, 07:09 AM   #6
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I have been on Celexa for about 4 years.

Sexual Side's are not too bad... They seem to be manageable...

Ejactulation is harder to come by, but do-able 85% of the time...

Old 10-15-2003, 06:42 PM   #7
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I take Celexa 60 mg a day and have for more than a year now. I noticed a little bit of difficulty reaching orgasm initially, but I have no problem any longer. It won't last long, and try not to concentrate on it. If you are worrying about it it will make reaching orgasm that much harder. Good luck!

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Old 10-16-2003, 07:41 AM   #8
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I got tired of the side effects from these prescriptions drugs. I was also on Celexa and had sexual side effects along with many other side effects.

I went off of all prescription meds and switched to vitamins/minerals/herbs. I feel wonderful. NO SEXUAL SIDE EFFECTS.

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