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Re: No side-effects while on Celexa

Posted by Rick on November 10, 1999, at 23:16:22

In reply to No side-effects while on Celexa, posted by JohnB on November 10, 1999, at 21:43:56

I have a co-worker who started taking Celexa for depression (his first-ever psychotropic med), and saw no results except side effects. He was just about to give up after five weeks, when it suddenly kicked in big-time. He's been taking it about six months now, and says it's turned his life around (despite very infrequent, short-lived, and mild recurrence of symptoms.)

If he were taking it for Social Phobia, I don't know whether those extra two weeks would have made a difference, but, as usual, I've heard of everything from great success to complete lack of response with Celexa.

Buspar is notorious for a long kick-in period (often 5-6 weeks), but taking it as an adjunct to Zoloft may be a different story altogether. After four weeks on Buspar, I just couldn't handle the dizziness, fatigue, and blasted tinnitus that the nighttime dose produced -- and I was only taking 15 mg/day!


> Hi,
> Celexa and Remeron were to AD's which gave me no noticeable side effects. No sexual effects and no weight gain. However, I also did not notice any efficacy in relieving my social phobia, so I dropped them after about 4 weeks. Perhaps my dosage wasn't high enough. Also, I probably should have looked at an augmentation agent, such as Buspar (45-60mg/day). Buspar is frequently prescribed to reverse the cognitive effects and sexual dysfunction of the SSRI's. I've read some threads indicating zoloft (sertraline) and buspar make for a "magical" combination, with isn't available from Buspar and other SSRI's. I'm writing the doc who posted this response to see exactly what he means by "magical."
> Anyway, my experience has been that Celexa, Remeron, and Venlafaxine are devoid of side effects, at least for me.
> JohnB :)




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