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Re: Celexa - hesitant to start

Posted by sean on March 15, 1999, at 11:24:01

In reply to Re: Celexa - hesitant to start, posted by Tilmann on March 14, 1999, at 21:46:51

> > My doctor recently prescribed me celexa for depression and I am petrified to start taking it (I';ve had it for about three weeds now and have been trying to talk myself into starting it). I have never taken an antidepressant before and had been feeling like my moodiness was just a part of who I was now and that I had lost touch with "how to feel happy". My moods go up and down, but for the last couple of years my down periods have been far outweighing my ups. I am afraid of the side effects since sleepiness has been one of my problems and I have children to keep up with. If anyone could give me feedback with any of their experiences with celexa it would be greatly appreciated!
> Hannah, I felt the same way for many years... I didn't want to take an anti depressant. I felt that I could/should be able to handle it on my own. I have tried a couple of drugs. Imipramine helped for about a year and a half. My memory starting failing me and I had to get off of it because it was effecting my work. I stayed off of it for about 6 months and then went on effexor. This has been a very good drug for me for the last 2 years. I have hit a 'poop out' stage perhaps and am trying to figure out what to do.
> I would suggest trying celexa or some medication. Try to go with the minimum dose that you can that has an effect on you. If the side effects are okay, and it helps your depression, it of course is a good thing. The benefits that I have received from taking medication has been tremendous. It has allowed me to feel much more stable and productive. I hope this helps. Good luck.
> Til.


It is scary starting an AD! I think the first 10
visits to my doc were basically him trying to
convince me I wasn't going to hurt myself by
taking the meds.

I suggest reading about depression and thinking
about the research that is going on. Many of these
drugs are an option people in the past never had.

Taking an AD can be actually be informative on
many levels; perhaps you could think of it as an
temporary exploration of your biological "self"
and reflect on what you feel after giving it a
try. Best wishes,





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