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Re: Celexa-Is There Hope After Stupid Action

Posted by paul on June 10, 1999, at 9:07:18

In reply to Celexa-Is There Hope After Stupid Action, posted by Jim on June 7, 1999, at 17:26:57

> I'm a 49 year old male that when into depression in
> January, 1999 due to failing health of mother and my mid
> life crisis. Tried SJW until March which did nothing.
> Went on Celexa in mid March gradually working up from
> 10mg to 40mg over three weeks. By the end of April I
> began to feel great-no worries with a lot to look
> forward to. Felt so good that I did A VERY STUPID
> THING, I slowly weaned off of Celexa from 40 to 30
> to 20 to 10 over three weeks. Of course then the depression
> came back!
> I have been trying since May 4th to get back where I was. I have
> improved but am not to the wonderful place yet. I've been
> on 40mg since May 4th.
> Anybody out there ever do this before. Doc says it was
> STUPID but that I should get back without a problem.
> Can anybody cite experience! Thanks

I can't relate, but don't be so hard on yourself- it wasn't stupid, it just probably seemed like the logical thing to do.

And your doctor should NEVER imply that you did something "stupid" - especially when you're depressed! There are no "stupid" regimens on these antidepressants, because everyone has different requirements.




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