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    Hey all,

    Basically, I've been on Citalopram 40g for about the past six months. I've had one of the common side effects of sexual problems - loss of erection/maintaining one, and anorgasmia? (no cumming easily etc). I've been having sex with my girlfriend for around the same time period and she says she's never *** from having sex with me.

    Now everytime we have sex, I'm feeling the pressure to try and make her ***, plus feeling bad because she's feeling like a failure because she can't make me *** easily.

    I can *** easier if I masturbate and stuff, but I think it's partly the pressure and partly the drugs meaning that I find it hard to come when I'm with her.

    How can I get over/forget the pressure or talk about it - she's already quite understanding but I still feel bad :\
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    I'm on citalopram so I knew where you're coming from. Explain to her that it's the drugs that is causing this, nothing else. And maybe try and be lowered to 20g? It might help.
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    I've been on citalopram for about 7 months and also had problems. When I looked it up online someone suggested taking your medication in the morning (assuming you would usually have sex in the evening/at night). I tried it and it seemed to help a bit, but I'm not sure if that was just psychological. And I'm on 20mg so maybe the lower dose makes a difference too.
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    Do you know whether the withdrawal effects include dizziness? Because I haven't taken my pills over the last few days and I've been under stress and I got up today and have been dizzy all day
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    (Original post by DomTre)
    Do you know whether the withdrawal effects include dizziness? Because I haven't taken my pills over the last few days and I've been under stress and I got up today and have been dizzy all day
    Dizziness is a normal side effect, yes. I've been on Citalopram 20mg for about three months now and I can relate to a lot of the issues people talk about here.
 
 
 
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