I have been on Celexa for about 4 months now, I am at 30 mg. In october I started experiencing big time anxiety and ocd symptoms, that led to depression. No fun. Well, I tried 50 mg of Zoloft. No sexual side effects. It helped with OCD but left me fllllaaaaatttt.
So, my psych recommended Celexa. He said it's the least 'activating' SSRI. And, he has a lot of success for someone who is sensitive to side effects. I noticed the change right away and felt 'emotions' again, EXCEPT it doesn't help as much with my OCD. So, it's a trade off. I feel as though I am just at the border of full recovery, but not quite there, so I tried to increase to 40 mg a few weeks ago. My anxiety and OCD went through the roof again, which is a normal response when initially increasing, but i couldn't take it, so i brought it back down to 30 mg.
I had lost interest in the bedroom, and usually I am very easily able to reach that peak while being intimate, but this drug definitely delayed that. At first I thought I was doomed, and was ready to switch again, BUT i focused and stopped psyching myself out, and it takes a little longer, but I am able to function pretty normally in that area again now.
UNFORTUNATELY, as even in my short time of using SSRI's, I have already learned that you are not able to predict how you will react : ( . Some have immediate success, some know right away it's not the one, and some invest weeks or months before knowing it's not successful. But, don't let that discourage you....when it does work well, it's worth all of the trial and error and you may react very well to Celexa. I also heard it's the easiest to taper off if you were to do that in the future.
My number one tip is not to read into every 'symptom'. Not sure if it was my OCD but I thought every adverse feeling I had was due to SSRI, or when I was so hungry it meant I was going to gain weight from it...etc. So, just try to relax, monitor your overall reaction and good luck, I'm sure it has a better chance of helping you then not