Ok, so I had my dosage of Celexa upped from 40 mgs a day to 60 mgs a day. Last night was my second dose of 60 mgs. I'm freaked out because my pupils are dilating and I cannot wake up in the morning until around 10:30 when I used to get up at 8:30 every morning. I cannot wake up for my daughter and it is depressing me, so my fiance is always getting up with her.
Brief back story as to why I'm worried... I got on paxil... first few days my pupils were dilated, they would NOT go down until about 12 hours later, which is what is happening now. My pupils are back to normal.
I then lost all motor function and would fall asleep sitting up. I could not figure out how to chew my food and was so out of it that my fiance called 911. I don't remember what the cops looked like, I hardly remember the ambulance ride, and they sent me home after hooking me up to an IV. Two days later I went back into the psych ward with not so good thoughts and was admitted for 5 days.
I want a medication that WORKS. I'm really praying that these sleepy side effects will subside along with the pupil dilation. Anyone ever had these issues? I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that I'm not going to lose all motor function but I was at the 40 MG dose just fine. The difference was is that they always only upped me 10 mgs at a time. This time was a 20 mg jump.
Diagnosed with: Panic Disorder, anxiety, PTSD, intrusive thoughts
Medications: Celexa 40 MGS daily, Neurontin 600 mgs 3x daily, Klonopin 1-2 mgs daily
I have a wonderful fiance, a 2 year old daughter named Mia, and two giant dogs; Buddy and Casey.
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