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Re: side effects of celexa

Posted by Jessi on May 17, 1999, at 11:15:32

In reply to side effects of celexa, posted by jem on May 16, 1999, at 1:01:37

>I was on Celexa for approximately 6 months.
When I first starting taking it, I helped
tremendously. However, the longer I was on it
the worse things seem to get. I found myself
sleeping all of the time, getting up for work
was almost impossible. I have gained over 40 lbs.
since I started taking it. I went to my doctor
to discuss these issues with him, at that time he
doubled the dosage, which only made things worse.
I have on my own stopped taking Celexa and for the
first time in months I'm actually getting things
accomplished. I had deemed myself totatlly
disfunctional two months ago, I do not feel that
way anymore. I have heard many success stories
with Celexa which is great.. I, unfortunately am
not one of them and I wish I could have been made
aware of these side effects before taking this

I thought sharing this might help you to not feel so
alone, as I know that I did. I wish you and
your friend the best of luck!!!!


I took prozac for one month and hated it. I had
> insomnia so bad I couldnt work. My doctor put me on
> 20mg of celexa. I was tired all of the time. I didnt
> go anywhere or do anything. It helped my depression
> but also made me very apathetic. I would go to work
> but just shuffle papers. I wasnt getting anything
> done. I felt like my clothes were getting tigher,
> but I didnt worry about it. I was really doing nothing
> but sleeping. Boy was I shocked when I went to the
> Dr. for my annual check up. I had gained over 20
> pounds in 6 weeks. I made a decision to go off of
> it immediately. I had to work and lose the weight.
> I have a friend who is on it. She is afraid to go off
> of it. She has been overweight for years but recently
> started losing weight. But after 2 months of celexa
> she has gained the lost weight plus more. She is not
> getting anything done, she just sits around and does
> nothing. She is not sleepy like I was. But she
> is constantly eating, I think without realizing it.
> ANd she doesnt seem to be able to do anything about it
> or anything.




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