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After stopping citalopram, when will i be able to have orgasms again?

After stopping citalopram, when will i be able to have orgasms again?

Possibly: If the cause of your lack of orgasms is a side effect of citalopram then discontinuing the medication should alleviate the problem. There are other good antidepressants that you might try that might not have this side effect. Consult your prescriber concerning this. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


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Weird crawling pressure sensation around right temple. Started a couple weeks after taking citalopram and continued after stopping citalopram?

Citalopram effects: I understand your discomfort. “Weird crawling pressure sensation” can be a side effect of Citalopram, withdrawal symptom, or Anxiety. Citalopram is a medication for treatment of Depression. Side effects and withdrawal symptoms depend upon dose, duration, tapering or withdrawing suddenly. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of anxiety or depression, Citalopram effects and Therapy for stresses of life ...Read more

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Stopping citalopram antidepressents 40mg without reducing (cold turkey) in pregnancy is this dangerous?

Stopping citalopram antidepressents 40mg  without reducing (cold turkey) in pregnancy  is this dangerous?

Possibly : You should never stop anything cold turkey without discussing it with a physician. I know you may have panicked when you found out you were pregnant but if your body goes through withdrawals so does your baby. Consult your doctor. Take Care and All the Best ...Read more

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I been on celexa (citalopram) now for 10 yrs and I want to have another child. What is the best method of stopping celexa (citalopram)?

Talk with MD: Celexa (citalopram) should be tapered off rather than abruptly stopped. It is also important to wait a period of time once you are off the Celexa (citalopram) to make sure that depression does not return. Depression during pregnancy can have very negative effects on the developing child due to elevated cortisol that is seen in depression. You are also at higher risk for postpartum depression, so have close md monitoring. ...Read more

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How long for libido to return after stopping celexa (citalopram)?

How long for libido to return after stopping celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram) & libido: Celexa (citalopram) has a long (35 hours) half-life -- so it will still be in your system for just over a week once stopped. I hope you've been working with your doctor to taper this medication, and not stopping it suddenly. Sexual functioning may take a few weeks to normalize. If your libido was low because of depression and you're still depressed though, it may still lag. Other treatments possible, if needed. ...Read more

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Can you get headaches and nausea from stopping celexa (citalopram)?

Can you get headaches and nausea from stopping celexa (citalopram)?

Yea: Withdrawal can be unpleasant and can last for several weeks, depending on how long you have been taking it. ...Read more

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Started on neurotin 100mg twice daily. 4 my fibromyalgia ....After withdrawal''n from immediate. Stopping celexa (citalopram)...Should. I expect it 2 help?

Started on neurotin 100mg twice daily. 4 my fibromyalgia ....After withdrawal''n from immediate. Stopping celexa (citalopram)...Should. I expect it 2 help?

Not clear question: The way you wrote your "question" it is not clear what you were taking, how long you were taking it, what dose you were on, what you were withdrawing from etc. Please ask a specific question and provide clear details. ...Read more

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I have been thinking about stopping celexa (citalopram) because in the past, I acted on my suicidal thoughts. I won't tell my shrink but told my therapist. Bad?

I have been thinking about stopping celexa (citalopram) because in the past, I acted on my suicidal thoughts. I won't tell my shrink but told my therapist. Bad?

Let shrink know: Have your therapist speak to your psychiatrist if you want to stop Celexa (citalopram). Don't cut off communication on something this important. Your doc and therapist should be partners with you in your treatment. If you're feeling worse, possibly suicidal, your doc needs to know. All the best. ...Read more

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Can stopping celexa (citalopram) during early pregnancy cause a misscarriage ? I'm currently tapering off celexa (citalopram) and it's giving me "brain zaps" is this harmful?

Complicated answer: You ask a question that only your treating physicians can answer for you, specifically. Depending on why you were on the celexa (citalopram), (citalopram) tapering could actually cause harm to you and the baby after you are off the medications. In my practice, I have not had any patients have that particular experience when tapering off celexa (citalopram). Please discuss these questions in detail with your OB and your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What can be the physical symptoms of stopping use of citalopram after 2 months of using? Can burning tongue and mouth scars happen in this situation?

What can be the physical symptoms of stopping use of citalopram after  2 months of using? Can burning tongue and mouth scars happen in this situation?

Discontinuation Sx: Stopping citalopram or other ssri medication suddenly can result in discontinuation symptoms including dizziness, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fever, sweating, chills. Incomnia, myalgias, parasthesias, electric shock-like sensations, anxiety, agitation, crying, irritability, confusion, slowed thinking, etc. You might look for other causes of burning tongue and mouth scars. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more