Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: celexa side effects

Posted by Peter on June 21, 1999, at 17:12:59

In reply to Re: celexa side effects, posted by Bobbe on June 21, 1999, at 15:38:44

Hi Bobbe; Yes, I have experienced exactly the same problem with all the SSRI's; Prozac worked for a while and then petered out and just caused fatigue. I have tried Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa; all caused fatigue. Celexa caused extreme sleepiness with no therapeutic effects. I added Zyprexa which seemed to help to some degree but not really enough to justify the price. Remeron worked briefly and then stopped; it just caused extreme sleepiness and weight gain. I tried augmenting all these anti-depressants with Ritalin and Cylert but this was of minimum use. I am now just taking dexedrine (10-20 day) which so far helps but I have only been on this for a couple of days and I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. So you are not alone in your struggles with these meds and they are not everything that they are advertised to be for everyone. I have also tried Naltrexone which did not work either. Anyway I hope your luck improves; I wish I could give you some positive suggestions but just to say keep at it, things will change. Peter

I am having similar side effects with Celexa that I've had with other SSRI's (Prozac, Paxil): enormous sleepiness, even when I take the 20mg at night--I'm up to about 10-11 hrs a day now. Also, at first, for a few days, I felt energetic and positive; now I'm depressed. I was on 40mg of Welbutrin for some months, which seemed to work somewhat better than SSRIs, but I was going down again, so now I'm on this cocktail of 20mg Welbutrin, 20mg Celexa, and it just ain't working. Maybe drop the Celexa, try 60 mg Welbutrin? Anyone else in this kind of trap? It was a great relief to read about others being fatigued by SSRIs; no one I know has had this experience. Thanks for helping.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Peter thread:348