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Some answers for you, plus a success story!

Posted by Mare on April 9, 1999, at 7:46:45

In reply to Celexa - questions and concerns, posted by Victoria on April 8, 1999, at 21:58:33

Victoria. Please take heart. I have been suffering with depression for many, many years. It wasn't until February until I was correctly diagnosed, and I started Celexa on Feb. 23. I was afraid, too, but hopeful that finally there was some hope for me. I take it with my dinner, around 8:00 p.m. The first couple of days I noticed some nausea (but not to the point of vomiting and was not that troubling). I also had dry mouth and increased sweating during exercise. I also had some fatigue at first. That was it. The nausea is totally gone. The dry mouth and increased sweating have decreased. But the best thing is that my depression has lifted considerably, and I feel like a new person. Take the medicine. I have been reading the horror stories here about side effects of other drugs, and Celexa sounds like nothing compared to them, but still has the benefits. I am on 20 mg./day. I understand your fear, I really do. I was not really afraid to take the medicine, but afraid that it wouldn't work, and felt like medicine was my last hope -- if it didn't work, nothing would and I would be sentenced to live out my life a sad, unfulfilled person. My doctor has told me that depression is not curable -- it's a condition that must be managed and treated. I am prepared to stay on the medication for a long time. But believe me, I don't regret finally seeking treatment. My life is finally coming back to me! Please keep in touch and let me know how you're doing. By the way, are you having any talk therapy as well?




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