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Re: Celexa vx. paxil and helping sleep

Posted by mary on May 12, 1999, at 20:34:27

In reply to Re: Celexa vx. paxil and helping sleep, posted by Drew on May 12, 1999, at 15:21:47

My psyc dr is talking about adding ritalin to help with airheadedness and inattention. Should find out tomorrow whether he'll want me to add it. Has anyone else added it to celexa? (am taking 40mg at night currently). TIA, Mary

> I started on Paxil over a year ago, but was only on it for about 2 months - I was sleeping all the time, and I could tell that I was gaining weight.
> I took effexor for a long time - that seemed to help my depression, but it made me very edgy. After a while I either got sick of it or it wasn't working, so I'm off that and on Celexa.
> There was no interval where I came off of one and on the other. My doc just said to start taking the Celexa. I felt really spaced out and depressed for a couple of days, and then things got a lot better. Celexa helps with my depression, anxiety attacks, and social phobia.
> I also have the regular side effects - sexual disfunction, tiredness, air-headed-ness...but the med has been more good than bad.
> I did experience some effects whereupon my emotions were cut off. They were more than leveled out - it's like I almost didn't care. I was able to end a pretty intense (but innapropriate) relationship without a lot of emotional pain. I know I felt it, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
> Lately, though, the effectiveness of this med is beginning to wear off. Now, I can sleep from 5pm to 7am if I want. This is not a good thing! Also, I have a lot of trouble concentrating at work...
> If anyone knows how to counter these side effects I would really like to know!
> Drew




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