Posted by Lisa on March 18, 2000, at 7:48:17
In reply to Re: celexa, posted by gail on March 17, 2000, at 22:19:26
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> > > I have been on celexa about three weeks now. At first I had terrible chest pains and I felt really out of it, I also had stomach pains and dirreaha. I started at 10mgs and am now at 20mgs. I really don't feel any different. The depression is still there. You know,the bleakness.
> > > Of course I wouldn't know what happy felt like!
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> > > > Just started taking celexa yesterday and was interested to see what others thought of it. Wow...could a person start to feel that "thickness" in their throat after just 24-36 hours of being on it? How soon did the "blah" feelings start?
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> > > > I starte Celexa @ 3 weeks ago mostly for social phobia but also for low level depression. The side effects started right away. I was nauseous, drowsy, had a hard time getting to sleep, and was yawning constantly, among other things. Most of the effects are now gone, with the exception of the yawning & trouble sleeping. Actually, I am not feeling too much of anything and, honestly, i'm starting to get a little impatient. I've heard that it takes at anywhere from 2-5 weeks to kick in so I'm trying to be patient. I'm also a little apprehensive about it's effectiveness in treating social phobia, I've heard mixed reports. Anyone have any input?
> > >> I'm supposed to start taking celexa tonite for the first time. Now I'm not sure if I want to. Some of the things I see here I'm already doing. But most of my depression now is from my niece's cancer. But I was alittle depressed before. Now I don't want to go to work or anything. An I cry alot. Prozac worked for me but I clenched my teeth alot. Just not sure if I want to try this or not.
> I believe celexa pulled from the bottom of my depression. The side effects were minimal compared to no depression. The only day I feel out of sorts is the day I start my period. No kidding. I feel like hormone overload. Yikes, the house clears fast. I had the sore throat, horrible sweating, clenched jaw and problem with orgasm. Now after 9 months I only have delayed orgasm which has been good and bad. I believe what I've read on this board that every person's med's are different. Try it and see if it works for you but give it enough time to get you out of the black hole.
>> Well I took my first one last nite an the only thing is I was wide awake at 2 A.M an could not go back to sleep. But that's nothing new. Either I sleep to much or not enough. But in the past months I have had a lot of sweating at night and clenching my mouth real bad. Last nite I did drink alot while I was awake. An was up going to the bathroom alot. I'm going to give it a try. An as for sex I'm single and have no interest in it at all. I really hope it pulls me from the bottom to the top. I've been down to long. I'm sure you know what I mean.