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Re: Celexa/side effects

Posted by Terry on May 8, 1999, at 5:50:28

In reply to Re: Celexa/side effects, posted by dina on March 15, 1999, at 13:27:02

> i am just starting celexa, without much info on the side effects. mainly, i am concerned with sexual
> dyfunction, sleepiness, and memory loss. i have
> been on various other meds (prozac, zoloft,
> wellbutrin, serzone, luvox). one thing that i have
> noticed is an absentmindedness or memory loss when
> i increased the dosage (10 to 20). i haven't noticed
> any fatigue or sleepiness problems. but about the
> sexual dysfunction... from reading your notes, my
> sex drive might actually return?
> anyone with info?
> dina

I just started Celexa 2 days ago (20mg). Have been on Wellbutrin for about 6 weeks. Prior to that was on Zoloft for 3 months. Prior to that, Paxil for 3 months. Didn't like the weight gain, lethargy and sexuallly side effects of Paxil. Didn't like sexual side effects of Zoloft. Thus the change to Wellbutrin. Wellbutrim has made me very anxious. Celexa helped alleviate the anxiety beginning on day 1. Still taking 125mg of Wellbutrin.

My original reason for going on ADs was because of poor concentration and memory loss. Was depressed as well, but could handle it.
The concentration and memory loss aspects, however, effect my job. So I began the eternal search for the "perfect" AD.

After reading several of these postings, I am concerned about the concentration/memory thing. The reason I got on this rollercoaster! Does it improve over time? Would decreasing to 10 mg. help? Is it ever perscribed for improving concentration? Even Wellbutrin has not totally brought back my mental faculties. The best I felt was when I was weaning off of Zoloft and taking Wellbutrin simultaneoulsy. But because of the sexually side effect of Zoloft, I asked to try a different SSRI. Enter Celexa!

So far I have had no sexually side effects (Thank God!}, but may be too soon to tell. Or, maybe I just can't remember...

Any thoughts?




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