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Re: Celexa side-effects/Dina

Posted by Jessi on May 27, 1999, at 15:51:25

In reply to Re: Celexa side-effects/Jessi, posted by dina on May 27, 1999, at 0:03:01

> hi jessi- this is dina. i had a post about going off celexa that you possibly responded to, and now i can't seem to find either of the posts (titled "decided to go off celexa") i had gained weight (in 3 months) from celexa, also i had begun to clench my jaw with such fierceness that i was having pretty regular jaw pain. and i had developed this itchy rash/hives that disappeared when i stopped taking the meds and reappeared when i tried them again. so now i am having some withdrawal effects, headache, that weird shocking feeling, and some dizziness. i have started taking 5-htp and it seems to alleviate/reduce the side effects. i am a little irritable also. i think you mentioned in your post that you are a little less tolerant now, but cognitively (memory-wise) you are doing better. i have noticed this too. (yeah!)
> take care
> dina

Hi Dina,

Although I know that all of this is difficult, you can't believe how much it helps to know that I am not the only one with these issues.
It sounds like we are going through the same withdrawal symptoms. It seemed to be a little easier in the beginning than it is now.
I've been extremely sick to my stomach for a few days and dizzy. My memory does keep improving and I haven't had half of the problems
getting up for work that I had in the past and I seem to have more energy when I get home. I have found myself getting more irritable
but I'm not sure if it's a result of coming off of the Celexa or if it is because now I actually care about things as opposed to just
feeling indifferent about everything. All and all I think it is one of better decisions that I have made.

Thank you for the advice on the 5-htp, I'm going to give it try and see what happens.

Best of luck,





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