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Re: celexa

Posted by Dee on April 28, 1999, at 15:26:19

In reply to Re: celexa, posted by CJ on April 27, 1999, at 11:42:28

> > > I've been on it for about 6 weeks and that hasn't been a problem. From what I've read it is associated with weight loss, not gain.>
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> > > I am possibly going to change from Prozac to Celexa for depression. I have finally lost my excess weight and absolutely do not want to gain it back. Does Celexa cause weight gain or increased appetite?
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> > Celexa hasn't effected my weight. I find its much better than Prozac. Less side effects. Life is good. 5 mos. now.
> I've been on Celexa for 6 mos.(40mg for 2 weeks then reduced to 20mg.) I had the surreal, dreamy, foggy feeling for about 2 or 3 weeks. After that I felt great. I haven't had any other side effects other than the inability to achieve orgasm but that went away after about a month and a half. Things were fine until about 6 weeks ago. Now I have a mild case of apathy. I don't really care about anything. I can still have fun and don't really feel depressed, but my overall attitude is "Whatever". I mostly just roll my eyes at people's problems when I should probably feel a little compassion. (Could just be my personality!)Mostly I think it's just BOREDOM. I try to stay busy, but getting motivated is difficult. I don't know if it is related to the Celexa or not, but I have gained 5 pounds in the last 6 weeks. I don't think my diet has changed that much, but I have begun to watch what I eat a little closer. Does anyone know if you can reach a plateau on this med. I don't really want to increase the dosage since the side effects are so minimal right now. Also I take synthroid for thyroid disorder and a mult-vitamin. Does anyone know of drug interactions with these?
> thanks for listening, CJ

I have been on Celexa and have gained 10 pounds.
I know now that I must excercise. I tried to stop
taking the medication and that didn't work. I started getting those
old panic attacks again. All in all it's great. I take 20 mill..




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