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Re: celexa

Posted by Nancy on December 31, 1998, at 17:32:00

In reply to Re: celexa, posted by Erin on December 31, 1998, at 11:16:30

> > > > > > > My Dr. is considering Celexa for me since I have had a 20 pound weight gain with Zoloft. Although Zoloft has worked well for me with depression and anxiety. Has anyone experienced weight gain with Celexa so far? How about headaches? Thanks!
> > Hello Erin,
> > I've been taking Celexa, since the middle of September. It has been very gentle to my body. I don't get headaches or GI distress. But best of all, Celexa has helped me to begin reducing the weight I'd gained while on Lithium (it should be outlawed) and Depakote (about as useless a drug as Lithium).
> > Also, I'm taking Seroquel(a fabulous antimanic/antipsychotic) and Wellbutrin (another good AD that also helps you lose weight). Plus, I take Clonazepam (it helps keep the lid on when I get manicy, which is often since I'm an ultra-rapid cycler). This cocktail of meds only causes me to have dry mouth. That's it. No serious or distressing side-effects.
> > I think you'll be very pleased with your results on Celexa.
> > Happy New Year,
> > Nancy
> Thanks for the positive note on Celexa. Does it make you sleepy? Should I take it @ night or in the morning? I'm hopeful this will be a positive change for me as well! Many Thanks! Erin

Well, if given a choice, I would always prefer taking meds at bedtime. That's the time of day that my body isn't harried and busy doing active things. It gives the meds a chance to work uninterrupted. But, that's just me giving personality to inanimate objects. But, as a manic I feel a special connection to all things. Can you believe I was a research associate of neuroscience? Hard to imagine an honors student as a lunatic, eh? Anyway, I take Celexa three times a day. Actually, I take all my meds three times a day. I'm one of your hard-core bipolars.

Happy New Healthy Year,




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