I'm 21 years old, male.
Firstly I would like to point out that even though I'm posting this in here, I do not suffer from depression, at least not that I'm aware of. I suffer from GAD. It's true that lately I have been feeling depressed sometimes, but I know it's due to the problem that is the very reason of this post, so depression as a root cause can be ruled out.
So here is my story...
2 months ago I was prescribed duloxetine 30 mg, for anxiety. Before that, I had been on escitalopram, from January to May. I took 27 pills of cymbalta and then decided to stop it cold turkey, that was June 12th, due to the sexual side effects, namely low libido. Though I have the feeling that I had been having those symptoms for at least a week before stopping the medication, I probably just wasn't paying enough attention to it.
I have never had any problems of the sort prior to starting the medication, my libido has always been high, so it's unlikely that it wasn't caused by the medicine.
So I was thinking that maybe the drug messed up my hormonal balance, since it's lasting for so long. Unless this is considered normal, of course. Could it still be a direct side effect even after being pratically a month off the drug? Is the hormonal imbalance even a possibility?
During this time I have seen some improvement, but it's not constant, it comes and goes.