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Minicooper
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 8/12/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I was wondering if any of you take Celexa and Desyrel for panic attacks and anxiety?  I started these meds last week and I know nothing about these meds, any help would be appreciated.
 
Minicooper

Sunshine29
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 8/12/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I did take Celexa for a month, but it didnt agree with me. The nausea was horrible...but thats me....Now Im trying Zoloft. Good Luck & Welcome :)
Sunshine

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 8/12/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Mini,

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.

Celexa is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural occuring substance found in the brain, which helps to improve certain mood problems.

Desyrel (Trazodone) is primarily used for the treatment of depression. It is sometimes prescribed as a sedative, and it also is used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of panic attacks, aggressive behavior, agoraphobia, and cocaine withdrawal.

I think your physician has made a good choice if you tolerate these medications.  I use Trazodone at low dose (100mg) for sleep as one of my panic triggers is not being able to sleep.

I would be sure to talk with your physician next time he prescribes a medication and ask him to explain the medications and normal side effect you may expect.

I do hope this combo works well for you. Do stick with us as we love new members.

Health and Happiness,

Kitt

 


 

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ILUVLUCY
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 8/12/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi..i have been on celexa for about 8 years...I tryed many others and could not take them because of side effects....With celexa, i have had no side effects at all.....It has been great for me...Good Luck
Hugs
Lucy

Minicooper
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 8/13/2009 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for the replies! I have been taking the Celexa at night and the Desyrel in the morning, should I switch them around?

Minicooper
Minicooper
 
MEDS
Celexa 20mg--once a day
Desyrel 50mg--once a day
Nexium 40mg--once a day
Naproxen 550mg--2 times a day
Inderal 10mg--2 times a day 
 
Conditions
Panic Attacks, Thyroid Problems, PCOS
 


stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 8/13/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   

IMHO yes switch the meds as Trazodone (Desyrel) will help you sleep and you don't want this during the day time.

Good Luck
Kitt

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