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Re: celexa

Posted by James on April 17, 1999, at 0:16:40

In reply to Re: celexa, posted by Andrea on April 16, 1999, at 15:09:32

I have also experience apathy and sleepiness
at times, as well as difficulty w/sleep.
On Celexa about 8 wks, 20mg, then 30, recently
40 some days. I have also been taking Trazadone
before bed to help w/ sleep and sex. Lots of ambivalence about staying with it vs. quitting
and relying on natural alternatives.
I am an alternative health care provider (acupuncturist) and had alot of resistance to resorting to meds, but was so depressed in late Dec. and Jan. that I felt I had to try them to
avoid the collapse of my life.

Today I had a much better, pretty good in fact, day, after several days of 40mg. took only 20mg
along with Andrew Weil's DLPA+Vits.B6, C for the
last 2 days. I have also been taking a supplement
to lower homocysteine, which reacts in the body
to produce/release SAMe.
The arrival of spring, increase in sunshine has
also helped alot! I'm looking forward to being
med-free, but am grateful for their help in lifting me out of the pit.

> Hi everyone
> I have read all your posts with interest. What
> suprises me is that it seems some are getting
> tired from celexa others are having insomnia..
> very interesting.
> I have a weird side effect after about 6 weeks
> at 40mg (this after 10 yrs on prozac 20-60mg):
> not physical tiredness so much but mental
> lethargy and apathy. I just cannot bring myself
> to move out of the chair sometimes. I fall asleep
> out of boredom. Things that made me happy, even
> during my depressive states before, now don't
> affect me in the least. I feel like I've had
> an emotional lobotomy. Sex drive is also nil, but
> no changes in appetite aside from the fact
> that I am having trouble dieting since I just don't
> even CARE enough to do it.
> Oddly i even miss the actual "feeling" of sadness
> at least it was a real, tactile experience for my
> mind. I have to really talk with my dr. this week,
> i don't think she realizes how bad this is.
> Please write if you have had similar experience
> and or suggestions.
> Take good care!
> Andrea




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