I am beginning week 3 on celexa. I am feeling better every day. The side effects have dissipated. However, the meds still make me sleep like a log! I used to wake up a lot during the night, so sleeping a full 8 hours is awesome! But, it's really hard to get up in the morning and I feel lethargic for a while after I'm up. Does this side effect go away with time?
My appetite has returned, though I have none of the cravings some people have described here. I actually feel an aversion to carbs and sweets. I want protein and water more than anything. My weight has stayed the same.
No sexual side effects that I can tell. My bf says he actually thinks it has made me want sex more, which of course makes him happy.
Once the morning lethargy wears off, my energy is more consistent throughout the day. The anxiety is still there, though definitely does not seem as intense nor as pervasive.
I can tell a definite change in my overall mood. I am not preoccupied with worry and feeling like I always have to have something to worry about. I am cheerier, less negative, less impatient. I have much more delight in interacting with people...something I found odd since I thought I liked socializing well enough before. I guess I didn't realize that there was a part of me that found routine interaction annoying. Who knew?!
IBS seems to be better. My gut has become less touchy after the initial GI upsets I experienced when upping my dosage. Definitely noticed a decrease in pain and visceral hypersensitivity with my bum.
My doctor's appt is June 23. We begin CBT at that time. I'm journaling like a rock star, so I am sure we'll have much to talk about! Also, by that time I am sure I'll know whether the meds are going to be the right ones for me.
Just thought I'd update you all.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday...if there is such a thing ;P