Anybody Take Celexa?

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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/23/2009 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
My pain doctor just raised my 20 mg. Celexa pill from one a day to two a day.
Has anybody had experience with Celexa.
I feel that my depression is so deep that it is impossible for it to go away.
Any ideas?
Pamela

JeannieM
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   Posted 2/23/2009 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Been on the generic version of celexa for a while now. I'm also at 40 mg but I only take it once a day. I do need to talk to my dr, trying to call now, to see if I can get in to either have my celexa upped, changed, or something. It's just not working as well as it did before. I'm also on ativan for my anxiety. Not sure what I want to change to though as I've tried most antidepressants and not sure what really helped me. And my insurance won't pay for Cymbalta or Abilify.

Pamela I also feel my depression is so deep it will never go away.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/23/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie,

Let me explain my Celexa: I take 20 mg. Celexa. I take two a day. I
take them in the evening. So, you see, it's the same as yours.

I am offered Purple Xanax. I can take 1 1/2 mg., morning, noon, and
night. I find that when I go down down down that it helps. Sometimes
it makes me sleep and often that's just what I need because I don't have
regular sleeping hours.

My Depression is currently worse because I don't like where we're living.
(Moved in December) Also, our finances are TERRIBLE. What has the
government done to us?? I'm also Depressed because I don't have friends
and part of this is due to the fact that I never see anyone because of my
Chronic Pain.

But with that said, I can say that I have Depression when NOTHING is
wrong.

Pamela

"It's Always Something." Gilda Radner shakehead

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   Posted 2/23/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I went from 20 to 30 and just got upped to 40 last week.. I started taking it at the beginning of December and only really noticed an improvement in my mood a few weeks ago, give it time if you havent been on it that long. Unfortunately while it improved my mood somewhat it cant change my circumstances but I guess thats down to me!

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   Posted 2/23/2009 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Pam,

I do not use this med but your comment " I can say that I have Depression when NOTHING is wrong" struck a chord in my heart as I am like you.  I have the MDD dx and living with it is tough but I know we will always make it through.

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Bless you my dear friend.

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JeannieM
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   Posted 2/23/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Pam I'm sorry, not sure why I took it to mean you take one pill in the am and one in the pm. The ativan does help me alot. Sometimes I think my problem is more with anxiety then depression, well specifically anger issues.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/23/2009 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie,
Anxiety & Depression are two that go together.
We get anxious because we're depressed.
And we get depressed cuz we're anxious.
Anger is just a part of it. I have lots of it.
It seems that everytime I turn around someone
else (or the government) has pounded on me.
I don't know why.
Pamela

JeannieM
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   Posted 2/24/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean Pamela. I just hate the fact that I seem to take it out on the innocent people in my life.

I go back to the doctor on Friday. Maybe I'll stick with the celexa for now and see if he can either increase my ativan or give me something else.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/24/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie ~

I try really hard not to take my anger out on other people. I argue with
my husband, say hurtful things and then hate myself.

I'm aware that I kind of explode in anger and I do have reasons. However,
I have got to learn not to carry the hurts around for years. It does no good.
It makes things worse.

I'll stay with the Celexa. I feel kind of spacy and I'm wondering if it could
be Celexa. I take a bunch of meds so I don't know for sure what's causing
it. My eyes kinda cross and it's so bad I have to concentrate to read!

Ad1: Let us know how 30 mg. go.

Kitt: It feels better calling you "Kitt" I've have been thinking of you as
a saint! : - D

I'm not saying the things I want to say. Communicating about Depression
is hard.

Pamela

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   Posted 2/24/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,

In time you will say the things that you want to say. Be patient with yourself. You are a very special person and we can understand what you are feeling. Just remember that we are always here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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