Please tell me about Celexa

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   Posted 5/18/2006 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on Prozac for years and loved it then switched to generic and had to stop taking it.  Zoloft doesn't work, just leaves me flat and blahhhh.
I am supposed to start on Celexa tomorrow and was wondering what I could expect from it.

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   Posted 5/18/2006 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
It's been a long time since I was on Celexa, and sometimes its hard to remember which medicine did what for me. But, as I remember, I didn't have any appreciable side effects, and it helped with both depression and my migraines. I think overall it wasn't too bad for me. Everyone's different though. I hope it works for you.

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   Posted 5/18/2006 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on it now and it has been working well for me. Hope you get the same results.
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   Posted 5/19/2006 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   

I was on celexa for about 4 months and it wasn't too bad.  It did knock me out flat though.

I was extremely tired and that's the reason I got off it. Other than that it did it's job.

But, everyone is different.

Good luck

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   Posted 5/19/2006 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I take Celexa now, combined with Remeron. I have not had any problems with it. I hope it helps you.

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   Posted 5/19/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

I'm on celexa now and started about 6 months ago.  The first two months were pretty tiring.  I was just tired all the time.  But other than that i've had no other side effects.

It's worked really good for my depression.  I can't say that it's help my migraines at all though.

I make sure I take it two hours before I go to bed.  Just to make sure i sleep off all the cobwebs and have a better start to my day.

I've been on Prozac and Zoloft and a couple other (i can't remember).  with celexa i've had the least side effects. But it has made me more sleepy that the others.

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   Posted 5/19/2006 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Do most people have symptoms from Celexia, such as nausea, feeling like a zombie, feeling blah? I had these symptoms and had to stop taking it. My doctor recommended Lexapro (sister med without the untolerable symptoms) and I had taken this for 8 months, it really did help my roller coaster ride (up and down with feelings). Anyone else take Lexapro? I no longer do, but thought it helped alot.

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   Posted 5/28/2006 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 6/27/2006 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I took Celexa for over 10 years and it worked find. Until recently when the Dr switched me to Effexor XR which I hate.
Going to ask to go back for Celexa at a higher dose.

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   Posted 6/27/2006 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   


I, like everyone else did quite well on Celexa I am off it now.  I was tired off my feet, but then I was anyway with my depression.  I did gain a bit of weight and despite running four times a week have yet to lose it... but then again, I love food.

A note to Wendy cat about switching from Effexor... it is going to SUCK.  If you need some support to help you through it... I'm here for you.



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