My Story - Yellow99 PSSD

#1

Welcome to our community. Please fill in the following template as a way of introducing yourself, and helping others to understand your background and situation.

Where are you from (country)?

Austria

How did you find this forum (Google search – if so, what search terms? Via link from a forum or website – if so, what page? Other?)

PSSDforum

What is your current age, height, weight?

24, 1,70m, 54kg

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?

Citalopram

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?

20mg once a day

What condition was being treated with the drug?

For better sleep (I have narcolepsy)

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?

5 days

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?

24, 19.12.2018

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?

24 23.12.2018

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?

Cold turkey

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?

5th day

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?

Check the boxes that apply. You can save your post first, then interactively check/uncheck the boxes by clicking on them. If your symptoms change, please update your list.

Sexual
Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Erectile Dysfunction
Complete Impotence
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Watery Ejaculate
Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

Mental
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Confusion
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
Suicidal Thoughts

Physical
Clitoral Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Clitoral curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Weight Gain
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Muscle Wastage
Muscle Weakness
Joint Pain
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Misc
Prostate pain
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Hearing loss
Increased hair loss
Frequent urination
Lowered body temperature

Other (please explain)

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?

Tried bethanechol (didn’t help)
Taking L-Arginine as a Supplement (helps a little bit with shrinkage, pain and clitoral erections)

If you have pre or post-drug blood tests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (please post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?

Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience?

Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.

Short version: never had any sexual problems, actually I was very sexual since I was a child. At 24 years old I took Seropram (also known as Citalopram) to treat my narcolepsy for only 5 days. On the 3rd day I already noticed less libido and on the 5th day I had such bad genital numbness that I stopped taking the drug. Had horrible withdrawal (I don’t know if you can call it like that after 5 pills but I thought I was going to die) couldn’t sleep for 2 weeks, diarrhea, tremor, burning feeling in my legs, I was shaking, feeling cold, derealization, suicidal thoughts because of all of this and of course the sexual dysfunction that didn’t went away until today (6 months later).

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#2

This is the same than for me with finasteride. So…it is clesr than we are not talking about hormonal imabalance but neurotransmissors, isn’t it???

#3

Wow, thanks for sharing your story. It’s amazing how many physical symptoms you share with people here. Women are a smaller group here but with time we hope to redress that.

Welcome, please stick around.

#4

SSRI are also strong antiandrogens

#5

Really? Is there any study?

#6

yeah there’s plenty of them