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Re: Celexa

Posted by Gigi on March 31, 1999, at 9:47:46

In reply to Re: Celexa, posted by Pam on December 29, 1998, at 23:28:58

I was on Celexa for approximately 6 weeks. Prior to Celexa, I was on Prozac but took a five month break to see how I functioned without any anti-depressent.
For awhile I was fine without anything but eventually had to take something.
My physician wanted me to try Celexa since its the new "miracle" drug. The first few weeks were fine; however, after three weeks, I noticed excessive sweating, major
insomina (AND I MEAN MAJOR) and weight gain. Although Celexa took my appetite away, the weight just came on anyway. I also started having semi-panic attacks on the Celexa.

After speaking with my physician in depth, we decided to go back to the Prozac.

I really had no major side effects with Prozac except the infamous sweating and loss of sex drive. However, I think if you are feeling BETTER all around, and your mate is understanding you
can get around the loss of sex-drive; you would be surprised how many people have overcome this side-effect by trying not to focus on it. Don't get me wrong, its a tough situation,
however, my husband and I both decided it would be better to have me feeling "normal" 24 hours a day and work together on the sex drive issue.

I just started the prozac a few days ago, so I have no idea what my reaction will be this time but in comparing the two - celexa and prozac, my choice would definetly be PROZAC.

Peace and happiness to all.




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