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Posted by Victoria on April 9, 1999, at 14:40:23

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

I'm the Victoria who has posted most of the other "Victoria" posts. Can we figure out a way to avoid confusion between us? (I like putting together the various posts by other people and developing a sense of who they are. By the way, I've been taking medication for depression for about 2 years now, hasn't always been easy (I had to go on disability for 3 months from what turned out to be undiagnosed side-effects from one med) and I'm still working on finding the right combo for me, but it's made a big difference. I feel so much better now than I did 2 years ago. I had a lot of doubts about medication at first, too, but the more I learn, the more sense it makes. Would you take medication if you had diabetes or high blood pressure? It seems to me to be about the same thing (except that science doesn't yet know as much about the brain as other systems, so we are venturing into the unknown a bit). Sometimes I feel like a walking chemistry experiment; sometimes I worry that 20 years from now, some long-term damage from these drugs will be revealed. But then I think, what would I rather, have 20 good years and then die of an unanticipated effect of the meds, or have 20 miserable years and then die of something else? The choice is easy for me, and I take the meds.

> I have just be given Celexa for Depression and Obsessive compulsive disorder. I have never taken anti-depressants and HATE taking medication period. I am very nervous about taking something that will alter my brain chemistry and also nervous about having to take this indefinately. I have been reading about side effects and it doesn't seem a lot of people experience nausea. I heard that was a possible side effect. Can someone tell me more about side effects and about how long they last? Also, I am wondering if I should take Celexa with food? My psychiatrist recommends it to help with any nausea. He also recommended I take it at night until I figure out what it does to me. I am just terrified to take this, but life is unmanagable right now. Can anyone offer information or share their experience? I would really appreciate anything you can offer. Thanks




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