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Something New Started Kicking In
Escitalopram & Yohimbine
by yetilove
Citation:   yetilove. "Something New Started Kicking In: An Experience with Escitalopram & Yohimbine (exp88433)". Erowid.org. Jan 4, 2017. erowid.org/exp/88433

 
DOSE:
10 mg oral Pharms - Escitalopram (daily)
  20 mg oral Yohimbine (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 70 kg


Separating from my very depressive wife, with whom I have a a 21 month old kid, I went to see a shrink in order to get some anti-depressant treatment for myself. This was partly a move to convince my wife to do the same, although I must admit that I was, and still am, feeling trapped in my wife's depressive spiral.

I told the shrink that I felt like my libido was gone, dead, I didn't even have 'morning glories' anymore (I am 37, I guess that can mean a bit of worry for anybody my age). My daily prescription resulted being 10mg of Cipralex (Escitalopram) and 4X5mg of Yocoral (Yohimbine).

As both drugs' notices read, I started feeling relieved (in both a sexual and psychological way) only 15 days after my first dose. I never missed doses, and scrupulously followed the prescribed dosage.

At the beginning of the third week, something new started kicking in
At the beginning of the third week, something new started kicking in
, manifesting itself with tachycardia and abundant transpiration. This would happen no longer than 15 minutes after taking my first daily tab of yohimbine (generally two hours after the 10mg dose of Cipralex). Three days passed and the feeling was resulting stronger and stronger, I went to a music show that night (I hadn't been out in months) where I danced and amply shared the band's and audience's enthusiasm, and, at the peak of the show, I started feeling as if I'd been on MDMA - euphoria, universal empathy, pleasure 'showers' at the top of my neck, some slight visual distortion.

Interpreting this as the result of long restraining from letting my serotonin free into the synapses, I continued taking my average doses the day after, but, starting from my second dose of yohimbine, had to leave my workplace, as this had obviously become another 'ecstasy trip': I was unable to sit still or remain motionless, was speaking very fast, feeling almost overwhelmed with love for anyone I would talk with.
Lights and colours had suddenly become amazing, and vivid, imaginary music was running in my head, which I felt compelled to respond to by making complex rhythms on anything my hands could find... Although I love MDMA, I was feeling a little scared by the potency of the treatment and the totally unfitting environment in which it was developing its effects, so, that same night, I went to see the shrink, told him how I felt, and he had me stop the yohimbine and reduce the escitalopram dosage to 5mg.

That is where I am at right now, entering my 5th week of escitalopram.

After that day, I haven't noticed any unusual effect anymore, at least nothing more than the usual mood 'mildness' induced by the escitalopram.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 88433
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 37 
Published: Jan 4, 2017Views: 3,849
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