Hiya! I must first start by saying I am not on Cirpalex for depression but anxiety. I was first put on Effexor and I took about
three weeks of that until I threw it out the window. I had every side effect in the book (minus suicidal thoughts). I was put on Cipralex about
3 months ago. I encountered a plateau at about
2 months so I went back to the doctor. He raised my dose from 10mg to 15 and I'm getting crazy side effects already. Does anyone have the same experiences? Any suggestions?
Side effects on the 10 mg: None.
Side effects on the 15 mg: constant fatigue, the worst smelling farts you've EVER smelled, soft bowl movements, smelly pee, a yeast infection, a bladder infection, and loss of orgasm (I haven't tried recently, maybe I should see if this one is still there).
The worst part of it all is the loss of orgasm. It's hard enough as a woman to get one, and when you know you are ABLE, but CAN'T it causes even more stress. Would you ditch this medication as a woman if you knew orgasming was impossible? I'm thinking of ditching everything altogether and just waiting to talk to the psychiatrist... ugh.. i'm so sick of this crap.