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Seriously 10-16-2011 08:30 PM

Off Celexa - raging libido
I discontinued Celexa on Tuesday Oct 11 after 15 years. I have come to believe the drug is evil.

I calculated the duration of this drugs effect. Half life is 33 hours. That said, and given the milligrams I was taking, I am looking at 60 days before a full exit.

They should warn patients that getting off this medication is very difficult and most patients will simply buckle under and resume their dose because they can't take it.

My withdrawals continue to be horrible. 24/7 brain zaps, dizziness, nausea, insomnia, blah, blah, blah, and now a raging libido that's insatiable and keeps me up all night trying to satisfy myself.

I have had no libido 15 years and almost immediately after stopping the last pill I am faced with raging desire. Needless to say I was online ordering "products" to help relieve the problem.

Has anyone else had this situation and will it go back to normal?

I realize most people would be thrilled with this situation but I am a bit concerned and wondering if it will level out.

Dancerl14 03-03-2012 12:01 PM

Hi there!
I have been taking celexa for about 13 years now (started at age 6, and am 18 now.) I've always been on an extremely low dose since I am super sensitive to
Medications. 10 ml. I just recently started tapering off about 2 weeks ago and have had the same problem as you. My libido is going crazy. And it keeps getting worse as I get closer to quitting celexa all together. I am also experiencing insomnia at night to the point where I can't get any rest until 4 or 5 in the múning and even then the rest is limited. I'm dizzy all the time, and nauseous all the time. It's horrible. Hopefully my sex drive will go back to normal. I don't know how I would be able to live like this! Has yours gotten better?

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