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canadaquestions
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   Posted 1/22/2016 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I am just wondering if there are any success stories out there for those of you that have been diagnosed as being bipolar and have had success with certain medications. My sister is in a really bad state right now, possibly due to the medication that she is on. She has been given Celexa and she has had so much increased horrible anxiety that she has ended up in the hospital. I hope that the dr's will change her meds, but she has been suffering for 6 years. I feel that I get much better information from this forum than you do from doctors. So, just hoping someone could tell me what they have had success with, even though I know everyone is different. I think her husband has given up, so I cannot count on him.
Healing thoughts to all,
CQ

DawnGrump
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   Posted 1/22/2016 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I cant tell you that I was on Celexa and it did not have that effect on me. I am now on Paxil and I love it. While I did have and so have most an increase in anxiety at first it did taper off. I will also say that most all SSRI's cause a spike in anxiety upon start up and it does take between 6 and 12 weeks for the body and brain to get the dosage that will help.

Now if your sister feels that the meds are not helping or the side effects are too much she needs to talk to her doctor about that.

Hope that this helps.
Formally Jessica D.

Bipolar
Depression
GAD
Social phobia
GERD
Asthma
Allergies
Anxiety

Too many meds to list... I missed this place.

canadaquestions
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   Posted 1/22/2016 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you dawn,
My sister has been on several different ones, but she seems to go in a cycle. Unfortunately she is really bad right now and is in hospital. I pray it gets easier for her. Her husband can't or won't deal with it anymore. Are you on anything else besides the paxil? I was on paxil before. It took some time to work but eventually it kept me well for about 10 years. Now I am on Zoloft and that took time too. Again thank you. Hope you are well. Cq

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   Posted 1/25/2016 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi canadaquestions,

Prayers and thoughts for your sister. I hope she will feel better.

UA
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canadaquestions
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   Posted 1/25/2016 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you ua. I hope so too. They are switching her to Zoloft so I am praying it won't be a difficult switch. As you may know, switching medications can be a challenge. Thanks again. The support from this forum gives me and others a sense of peace. Cq

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   Posted 1/26/2016 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope the switch in meds will help her.
Keeping you and your sis in my thoughts.

Please remember to take care of yourself too :-)

UA
Moderator - Bipolar

Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder.
Chronic Pain - Cervical Kyphosis, Cervical Spondylosis, Thoracic Scoliosis.
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