Antidepressants and problem with libido?

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So im an 18 year old guy, and I recently made a post about how I went for surgery on my appendix and ended up also getting antidepressants. I started on 20mgs of citalopram and had some major depression anxiety ect but that has since changed and is not so bad. HOWEVER now I seem to be having a problem with my libido.

They warned me that it could effect libido but there was meds I could take to *ahem* get it up. But my problem is not that simple. Infact it is reversed. I seem to be horny ALL the time. I was never this bad and it is HORRIBLE. I can honestly masturbate as many times as I want but it makes no difference its a real inconvenience. And I dont even have to be thinking about anything sexual and its harder than building a wall around mexico. Obviously when I was younger and puberty was more present it happened but im 19 in 5 months. also been eating ALOT and not sleeping well. Advice?

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    I am a 66 year old male, what sort of tablets are they, I want some.

    Seriously though, the trouble with meds is they can react differently to each and every one of us.

    That's why, when you read the side effects information that comes with the meds it may state:

    Can cause a runny/stuffy nose, may act as a laxative/may cause constipation, may make you sleepy/can cause insomnia.

    In normal circumstances I would say count your blessings, but as you are finding out sex without pleasure is a curse.

    Go back to your GP explain the problem, they may change or reduce the medication. AND, please, wear boxing gloves while in the waiting room.


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    Hi Nathan,

    Are you getting your antidepressants mixed up with Viagra? Ha.

    I've recently gone cold turkey from citalopram and fluoxatine tablets. While they helped with depression they actually stopped me from ejaculating. I could get the whole job done apart from the happy ending for myself.

    Worst side effect in the world!.

    Good luck


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    Sorry you are having this problem, you need to talk to your GP, although yes these medications can cause problems, this sounds very extreme. are you getting your medications mixed up ??

    You could always stick a flag on top, sorry.

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    I suggest exercise and changing ur anti depressants and just tell ur psychiatrist that u are having issues can totally relate as last was in cipralex and I feel hungry too
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