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Re: tried celexa once again-Melissa

Posted by Ruth on May 19, 1999, at 20:49:38

In reply to Re: tried celexa once again-Melissa, posted by Jessi on May 19, 1999, at 16:41:54

I've had a variation on the theme reaction to celexa. I've been on it for about 2 months and seemed to be responding well (I had had to stop the parnate when it seemed to stop being effective). But in the past 4 days I've suddenly become totally exhausted and have been crashing in the afternoon, something that I hadn't been doing in the past two months.
Has anyone had the experience and had it resolve without having to stop the celexa?>

I understand your frustration. I recently took myself
> completely off of Celexa. During the time I was on
> Celexa I gained an extraordinary amount of weight.
> Not to mention that my memory became so poor that
> people around me started to notice. I also began
> sleeping 12-14 hours in a night. It took me quite
> some time to realize that Celexa was the problem,
> the side effects that I was experiencing were not
> noted anywhere, until I found this web site. I
> mentioned these side effects to my doctor and he
> had doubled my dosage to 40mg, thus, making every-
> thing worse. I'm not sure how I am going to handle
> it when the depression returns, I do know that I am
> tired of trying things that aren't effective.
> I wish you all the best!!!!
> Jessi
> > Three times now I have tried to start Celesa again because I have been so down. The first time I reduced the dosage to 1.25 mg (my doctore said to disolve my 2.5 miligrams --yes 2.5 mg--not a typo error into a galss of water and rink half to cut the dosage further. I took it once and my eating was triggered very quickly. 10 days later I took the other half and I became exhuasted within 12 hours of taking it (at 8:00 am). My exhaustion just hit quite suddenly and was so obvious that I was at a meeting when it occurred and people asked me if something was wrong, that I looked extraordinarily tired. I tried a third time today. Actually I tried it to take before going to bed to see if that helped. I also cut the dosage in half again -- .635 mg. 12 hours later, though now it was midday, I crashed completely. ANd eating has been non-stop. It lifted me out of my dodrums. But that is it for me and Celexa. I am angry that there is no anti-depressant for me that doesn't have terrible side-effects when I clearly need one. Over the last few wekks I must have gained close to 10 pounds. And that is with only three tiny doses at least a week apart.




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