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Old 09-23-11, 10:43 PM   #1
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So, I've been off my meds for about 3 months (10mg of Cipralex) and I had to go back on them. I took my second dose last night and I can already feel the side effects working me up - I've been sweating excessively all day and feeling really hot. This is problematic because my feet and hands get especially sweaty. They're not dripping wet but this causes little red itchy blisters to form on the sides of my feet, arches, between toes and sometimes even between my fingers (I experience this a lot more intensely in the summer and it's not pretty). It looks gross and it's itchy. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know of a different brand for depression and anxiety that doesn't cause this?

Also, has anyone experienced decrease in libido? Does anyone know of a brand that doesn't affect that too much?

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Old 09-23-11, 11:33 PM   #2
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Side Effects of Cipralex:

Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
  • Difficulty in sleeping (insomnia)
  • Confusion
  • Shaking, usually of the hands (tremor)
  • Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • Visual disturbances
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fever (pyrexia)
  • Dizziness
  • Alteration in taste
  • Seizures
  • somnolence
  • Nervousness
  • Sexual problems
  • Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis)
  • Pain in the muscles and joints
  • Increased sweating
  • Rash or itching
Warnings and precautions for Cipralex
  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Cipralex or any other drugs.
  • In people with diabetes, treatment with an SSRI antidepressant may alter control of blood sugar, possibly due to an improvement in depressive symptoms. Your dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicine may need to be altered. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, difficulty urinating, seizures, brain tumors, head injuries, an overactive thyroid gland, or liver, kidney, or heart disease.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Cipralex, call your doctor immediately.
  • If you are having surgery, including dental, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking Cipralex.
  • You should know that this drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you.
  • Remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this drug.
  • Tell your doctor if you use tobacco products. Cigarette smoking may decrease the effectiveness of this drug.
  • Avoid suddenly stopping this medicine. Sudden withdrawal may result in headache, nausea, pins and needles, dizziness and anxiety. When it is time to stop taking this medicine it should be discontinued gradually, following the instructions given by your doctor I hope this helps.
  • IF not, you can read more at ......Cipralex: Cipralex Side Effects
It has a ton of more information, IF you want to. I sincerely hope this helps....
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Old 09-23-11, 11:38 PM   #3
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hey. when i took cipralex, i was very dizzy and nauseated the first day. for about a week afterwards i was a little dizzy.
after that i was fine.
Dont know if that was relevant. Ive heard so many happy pill horror stories i thought id share. of course, it didnt work..
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Old 09-24-11, 11:37 AM   #4
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I'm sorry to hear Cipralex didn't work for you, fightingaugust.
I also get a little bit of nausea and vertigo (sometimes, when I'm lying in bed, it feels like my bed is spinning around. I've also experienced that at work, sitting at my computer, looking at my hands and upper arms and feeling like they don't belong to me and it feels like my desk is tilting).
I have to say though, I am feeling so much better already, like I am just raring to go. It's amazing how fast these pills work. To me, the benefits outweigh the side effects.
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Old 10-14-11, 02:38 AM   #5
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Cipralex didn't work for me, BUT all of the side effects went away after 4-6 weeks. nausea, no appetite, inability to orgasm, etc.
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I took Cipralex without any initial side effects other than some very mild nausea on the first two days. I actually took half a tablet rather than the full tablet and started up that way.

Cipralex worked brilliantly for my anxiety and released me from a two year hell. It didn't do much for the depression however, and after reaching the maximum dosage I was moved to Effexor.
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