tryp Posted April 20, 2009 Share Posted April 20, 2009 Well, after all that kerfluffle about SSRIs and sexual side effects and my freaking out about the whole thing, turns out the Celexa actually does render me completely incapable of getting off (and trust me, I've tried very hard, on several occasions over the past two weeks). My pdoc had originally said that if it happened, we could add Wellbutrin, probably not right at the moment, but once the Celexa has had time to fully settle in and I'm done with my exams. Is Wellb okay for people with anxiety problems? I'm concerned that doing that would just amp me up and knock out all the gains I've made on ADs (other than the sex stuff, Celexa seems very promising, even though it's early days yet). Is there anything else I can do that would have a lesser chance of fucking with my anxiety problems? Should I look into switching to Lexapro? Pdoc doesn't like to use Lex because she says she has less freedom in dosing, but she might do it if I asked her to. Would that help without risking the gains I've made on Celexa (sanity IS more important than sex, if it comes down to that)? How long should I let the Celexa settle in for before thinking about an add-on? Also, I don't want my cocktail getting any bigger than it needs to be - I don't want to fall into the polypharmacy trap. Will the sexual side effects subside with time? At first, I felt completely numb down there, but now I just feel less and I can't get off. Pdoc says they won't go away with time, but I've heard that sometimes they do. I'm in a serious relationship at the moment, but we're not having actual sex involving anything below the waist, even though it may go that way eventually. And even if we did, I guess I wouldn't NEED to be able to have an orgasm. It would just help, that's all. Pdoc is understandably concerned about my ability to have sex, because I have about a million sexual hangups already, and we both think I don't need a million and one. But I'm seriously considering just sucking up the anorgasmia. I guess I have mixed feelings about running down the medication road too fast or too hard. On the other hand, 19 is a little too young to give up on the idea of having proper sex. Pdoc offered to take me off the Celexa, but it seems to be helping so far, and I really don't want to go off without being able to say that I gave it a good, solid try. So - ignore or medicate? And if medicate, with what? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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