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Re: Celexa --Dawn

Posted by Shelley in Seattle on March 3, 1999, at 15:26:39

In reply to Re: Celexa--Shelley, posted by Dawn on March 2, 1999, at 20:09:58

> > >Shelley,
> >Sounds like we're at about the same stage in this. Why were you perscribed Celexa? Thanks for your comments, it was helpful.
> >Dawn


I was prescribed Celexa for depression (helping my PMS/PMDD was a welcome surprise!) Dysthymia with major depressive episodes. This 'episode' lasted for the past 6(almost 7) years. I tried other SSRIs, some TCAs, many different kinds of therapy (from cognitive-beh'r change to psychoanalysis) and nothing helped for long. I have had 4 or 5 different docs give me 4 or 5 different diagnoses, but none of it really matters to me. All I can tell you is that everything I was going to therapy for became immediately clear to me when the Celexa started to really work. I was going 3X a week, and now I am taking a break to reassess my therapy goals! I am finding that even though I am in a great mood most of the time, I still have to unlearn some of the bad habits I acquired over the past few years. My mind is on this side of 'normal' (for lack of a better word -- I hate using that term!), but I still lean towards depressive types of beh'rs because I am so used to those reactions from years of sometimes debilitating depression. At least I am ready for the journey now! And I have to say, I am grateful that the Celexa kicked in when it did -- I have two major issues happening in my life that I could never have handled if I were still depressed.

I'm sorry if this is more info than you wanted! I just get started and keep going! I hope it was helpful, in any case.

:-) Shelley




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