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   Posted 8/30/2011 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Please tell me what I can expect in Celexa from day 1 to months of taking it? Your experiences? I'm taking 20mg once daily after unsucessful attempts at wellburin and Effexor. Prozax 30 mg help a little but the saddness was still there.
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   Posted 8/30/2011 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
HI there,

And welcome to the forum. I have never taken celexa. But I do know it takes six to eight weeks to reach it's full potential. So be patient. Plus if you get any side effects at the beginning, it takes a couple of weeks to go away. So sometimes it can be hard adding a new med, but try to be patient with it. If you are lucky and it is a good match, it should go smoothly. I have taken effexor and wellbutrin, both worked good for me. But now I am on pristiq and I really like it. I also take abilify and xanax. I hope that you have a good day. I am glad that you joined us. Hopefully you will get some responses from people that have had good luck with celexa.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 8/31/2011 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Effexor and wellbutrin are slightly activating antidepressants, whereas celexa is more sedating.
Some facts about celexa:
- potent anxiolytic - works well on the combination of depression with anxiety
- less withdrawal symptoms than other SSRIs
- lower risk of activating side effects (e.g. insomnia, anxiety)
- may cause carbohydrate craving
- less drug interactions than with effexor and wellbutrin
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