I've been doing really well on Celexa so far. I'm beginning week 4. My moods are noticeably more even keel and I feel a renewed sense of calm.
However, about midway last week, I was bummed to find out that I have developed total anorgasmia. I've tried numerous times with my boyfriend (including using the tried and true rabbit) and nothing. It's like I"m completely numb down there. He says he understands and it's okay, but let's face it, having sex with someone who really can't reciprocate the enjoyment is not fun. It's depressing him and it's depressing the heck out of me. I also noticed my libido rapidly slipping.
On top of that, I am still experiencing GI upset. It's sporadic, but I'm hoping it goes away. It's a bummer since my IBS was pretty much under control prior to starting celexa. I didn't experience the dreaded morning diarrhea prior to the meds, but now it's happening 3-4 times a week again.
Oh and the worst and weirdest thing! On Saturday night, I fell asleep early and forgot to take my celexa. I didn't realize it until about midday on Sunday and figured I would just wait until my next dose, which I take at bedtime, since the meds tend to make me really drowsy. I didn't think anything of it.
about 5 hours later, while I was just putzing around the house doing laundry and such, I was suddenly crippled with this horrid anxiety feeling and had a full blown panic attack for no apparent reason. It scared me, but I took a klonopin and laid down. It passed.
Then about an hour later I felt the worst depression I can remember feeling in a very very long time. I'm not typically a depressed person, but it was like all the things that have been overwhelming me lately and all my unhappiness about my health, my job, etc just took over. I felt worthless, hopeless, wanted to just crawl under my sheets and never come out. I was crying uncontrollably for a long time. It was terrible.
Finally, I decided to just go to bed early. I took my celexa. I konked out for about an hour. Then awoke and was unable to fall back asleep for hours, so I had to take more klonopin. I woke up today wanting to die and feeling a mess. I dragged myself to work though.
I'm just wondering, can missing a dose cause such a drastic swing in my moods? Also, do the sexual side effects, namely the anorgasmia, pass after time or continue? Also, what the heck should I tell my doctor? I see her next week. I'm conflicted cuz I feel better in other respects, but this weekend was just the pits!
Thanks in advance for your guidance and help.
27 year old female
Dx: IBS, GAD
Meds: 20 mg Celexa, .5- 1mg Klonopin