MY CITALOPRAM EXPERIENCE

MY CITALOPRAM EXPERIENCE

This is my personal experience and my personal opinion and as with all Tourette’s Sufferers my conditions although similar to others are unique to me.

It was decided I would start citalopram to try and stop myself harming.

I started on 20 mg and for the first 3 weeks I had bouts of yawning throughout the day and as I yawned my legs went very weak. I also had confusion and lack of motivation.

My tics were very low also

After the six week period these side effects wore off and I had a noticeable change to my OCD and found I wasn’t as argumentative.

My tics returned to their normal level.

I still had a high sex drive but my ability had been affected, I had trouble maintaining a strong erection and found climaxing harder than before starting the medication and climaxing had less feeling and strength.

No change to self-harm

My self-harming I worked out was not really what the specialists thought

And this is maybe why the citalopram did not work on reducing it.

My self-harming was something else. See link below

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After 3month I moved up to 30mg the effect on my OCD seemed to be much the same and still no change to self-harm

My ability to get an erection was severely affected and I could not climax at all.

This caused much frustration and had an effect on my relationship.

Self-harming had become worsened as I was going through a bad time with my ex employer.

1 month after starting 30 mg I decided the side effects of citalopram for me outweighed the benefits.

And the fact it did not help self-harming the main reason for starting the meds made up my mind to stop taking them

I spoke to my GP and told her I was stopping citalopram and I was stopping straight away and not weaning

The side effects of stopping were instant

I suffered dizziness and mild brain shocks; these were eased with anti-sickness tablets

My energy levels returned to what seemed better than before.

My copro and tics are a little worse but they were getting progressively worse any how

My sexual function improved in 24hours erections very strong and climax was very easy and enjoyable.

After 2 weeks my OCD back to full strength.

Personally I prefer me without meds to me with meds.

Once again this is my personal experience and my personal opinion.

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