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Aurora60
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   Posted 6/30/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Iam asking anyone who takes Celexa what their experience has been. My son was just prescrbed this med. He doesn't know it is an a/d med, the dr. just told him he had to take it every day. From what I have heard it can cause drowsiness, weight gain, insomnia, low sex drive, dizzyness, blurred vision. He has a high stress very busy job. He works 12 hour days. He has a lot of anxiety but I don't think he is depressed. I don't see how he will be able to drive to his job early in the morning and go through a whole day especially if he feels sleepy. I am going to have him talk to the dr. before taking this. I don't think it is a good med for someone who needs to be so alert and deal with some difficult clients all the time. Would really like to hear what others have experienced from this med.
 
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   Posted 6/30/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah aurora. if in doubt-check it out!!! here for you. jamie.
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Aurora60
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   Posted 7/1/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jamiee, when you sat yeah do you mean that you take this med? if you do Iam wonering what the side effects are for you. I know one that seems to be one that affects all men is they sexual dysfunction. I know my son will not like that. Also I read it can cause drownsiness, tremors, yawning, insomnia, poor concentration, blurred vision among other things. I don't think my son is depressed. So I will have him give the dr. a call about the med. I don't want him to take something that can affect him so negatively and take 6-8 weeks to work and then I hear you have trouble getting off of it. Please let me know what you know.
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Aurora

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   Posted 7/1/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
ONe thing Aurora is that not everybody gets the side effects. This is just what happened to some people in a clinical trial. But when in doubt do call the doctor and explain your concerns.

I wish your son all the best, and you too.

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Aurora60
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   Posted 7/1/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jamiee & Karen, one thing I know NOT to do anymore is go on the internet
and read all the nightmarish things people say about meds. There are a few good sources but I actually talked to the pharmacist when I picked up my son's meds and was given a lot of info. He will try it. If the side effects are too much then he can call his dr. and switch to another med. I just got worried because that is what moms do, worry about their kids no matter their age. 
 
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   Posted 7/2/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Aurora,

You are a very good mom. Always remember that.

I hope that the med works out for your son.

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   Posted 7/3/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Aurora. Your son is very lucky to have such a caring mom and I'm sure he realizes this. In regards to the Celexa this was the drug that I was initially put on about ten years ago when my depression was diagnosed. I was only on for about 2 months because I could not stand the twitching of my legs and neck. I was so uncomfortable that my therapist finally took me off because I was going to stop taking meds entirely. But this was just me, everyone has different reactions to medications. Hopefully, it will work out for your son.

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   Posted 7/4/2010 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi

I was on Celexa a few years ago and found it to be a good AD but it stopped working for me after a while. It is the only AD I have tried were I did not get any side effects and the withdrawal was fine, But as ever we are all different and react to these meds in different ways. I am know on a good combo of meds which is working really well, I hope your son has success with this med.

Take Care

Ben
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