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Re: celexa

Posted by Cindy on April 9, 1999, at 0:32:20

In reply to Re: celexa, posted by michael on April 9, 1999, at 0:05:28

> I had tried most of the SSRIs and every "natural" product for my depression and anxiety and never had any real success until I started on Celexa. It took about 4 weeks of slow but steady improvement before I leveled out. After 7 weeks I was feeling great but I was unable to concentrate on work or anything else. Instead of increasing my dosage or adding a new drug, my Dr. suggested cutting my dosage from 20 mgs to 10 mgs. After 2 days, the fog completely lifted and I feel wonderful.I take my dosage in the morning and only occasionally get a little droopy in the afternoon.Maybe a 10% decrease in libido and it takes about twice as long to finish sex as before.Only other problem was incessant yawning during the first week, Otherwise no problems.
> Another thing i did was cut caffiene completely out of my diet and the headaches i used to get on SSRIs have went away. I had horrible withdrawals for a week before I could wean myself off caffiene but it has been well worth it. Anyway good luck to everyone and if you have a question, let me know.

I was on Celexa 20 mgs for about 4 months and was doing great except for dry nose and mouth. Then my depression got worse and I went up to 30 mgs. Immediately I experienced severe constipation. After a very long week, I went back to 20 mgs. but the constipation is not gone. I am so miserable I am close to stopping the meds altogether (not wise for me). I am extremely sensitive to the medication side affects. This is the last of so many meds I have tried. I am at my wits end. Any advice would be most appreciated. I have tried making changes in an already good diet and exercise routine.




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