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Re: Celexa side effects

Posted by Karen on March 29, 1999, at 8:11:34

In reply to Re: Celexa--Dawn, posted by Lesley on March 27, 1999, at 7:10:09

> > Dawn--
> > I worked my way up to 60mg/day -- I think I was just too impatient and the Celexa finally kicked in at the same time I was taking 60mg. I have since reduced my dosage back down to 40mg (single dose in the morning), and so far I am still feeling fine. It has REALLY helped with my PMS!!! I can't believe how much it has reduced my moodiness and depression at that time! (well, at other times too :-)
> >
> > Just for the record, the only persistent side effect I have is dry mouth. I have increased my h2o consumption, but I believe it is still a small price to pay for feeling this good! No insomnia or sleep disturbance, no sexual side effects (though this was frustrating for the first 2 months), nothing else! Maybe I should be a poster woman for Celexa?! :-)
> >
> > :-) Shelley
I took Celexa 20 mg for 8 months In the beginning the effect was tremendous.
I was able to cope with some pretty difficult and depressing issues.
I expereienced strange dreams, sleeplessness ( I've had insomnia for years)
I felt like these side effects were minor compared to the crushing depression I had expereienced before.
I had tried Paxil and even the smallest dose turned me into a "Zombie" I
Exercise helped and I began working out vigorously on a regular basis ( 90 min 5x a week)
I slowly began to put on weight and did not connect it with the celexa
I had been told that weight loss was a side effect. I continued to gain weight and the depression slowly returned.
Now almost 25lbs later I'm calling it quits. I have recently found that many people have the same problem.
I know what took only months to gain will take me much longer to lose. Good luck to you all




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