Zoey I am so so sorry! My sympathies prayers and so much more. I was searching online and came across this post. It is important to me because Celexa almost took my life. I have struggled with winter depression its a very mild form, never had suicidal thoughts before just depressed. Maybe once or twice a passing thought but it barely stayed and never did I act upon it!
Well I first tried Wellbutrin I hated it.. too many sdie effects and made me more frusterated and I didn't realize at the time but caused suicidal tendencies in me.. I had a slight overdose on the meds. So of course I went off immediality felt fine. Then winter came again and I wasl ike man I have to deal with this again! My friend then told me that she took Celexa for a year and it really helped her out. So I was like okay.. maybe this is a safe antidepressant,
Well it wasnt. Was on it for a month and things started getting hard.. more talk of suicide, the thoughts were there.. the almost actions were so close. Then of course there were some circumstances in my life that were hard.. but nothing that I hadn't dealt with before. But this time.. something snapped in me. Sunday morning, mind you I'm the sweet little girl whose a school teacher.. my parents nor I can even fathom how I did this.
Today I just struggle with broken bones in my back, broken shoulder blade, broken leg, had some lung problems thats better.. had some bleeding in my brain thats better.. and only 1/2 of my spleen they saved. But overall I am alive!!!
I told my doctor and she was no help! She almost made it sound like it wasn't the meds that caused it. And wanted to try me on something else! I am like NO! Never ever again!!! My counselor definitely understands. These drugs are not good for me.. they are too potent and caused suicidal thoughts and actions in me.
So I dont know whats up with these drugs but they just dont seem that reliable if you ask me... if someone goes on them I'd have everyone in their life and doctors and counselors watching them carefully! This for me all happened so suddenly... it was impulsive, I wasn't myself.. those drugs messed up my mind.. thats scary!!!
So my two cents worth I really can honestly believe that the drugs could have easily played a role, if not the main role! And that is just so unfortunate.. I am so so sorry.
Take care you're in my thoughts...
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