Posted by Valley Girl on March 23, 2000, at 11:41:32
In reply to Re:withdrawl from celexa, posted by Marie on March 23, 2000, at 10:46:24
I have been fortunate enought to be dealing with a therapist and Holistic psychiatric practitioner. I tried EMD (Rapid Eye Movement therapy)I disassociate way too much for that. I tried St. Johns Wort, it worked for awhile, there are problems with it too. Now I am taking a Reiki course. I had a treatment. Wow! It really worked. I also went to a therapist that does energy core work, but as you all know, it is scarey to think you may get better. I may try it. Let's see if the Celexa with its nasty side affects helps to push me into helping myself. I really hate taking medications. But, as my doc has told me, you would take insulin if you were diabetic.
There are natural homeopathic remedies to try and that is where I am headed once this recent depression has lifted. I hear St. John's Wart acts the same way as the MAO inhibitors do, but less harshly. Kava kava helps to keep you calm but can cause drowsiness, just reduce dosage. I've also read that the artificial sweetners like aspartame, etc., play havoc with anyone with depression and anxiety. I'm 10 years now going, off and on, to the pdoc. I know many people who are using natural remedies for other illnesses, and have had good results. I think it's something to seriously look into. I know there are many naturopathic and homeopathic doctors around. Good luck. These past two days I'm a completely different person than I was the past two weeks on Celexa. I guess it just wasn't agreeing with me. Take care.
> > Okay. Now I know my decision to get off these anti-depressant drugs is the right thing to do.
> > I have read all of the posty's and THAT is depressing. I have been taking zoloft..and it helped
> > for awhile.....then after 6 mo's. I was back where I started. I was back to my old anxiety and
> > feeling as though my life were being lived under a dark cloud.
> > I went back to my dr. and he is slowly taking me off zoloft and has prescribed 10mg. celexa.
> > I have taken the celexa for 5 days..my neck hurts and I feel like I am unable to concentrate
> > and feeling "drugged" (I guess I am).
> > Well..I am quitting the celexa tonight and will continue to taper off the zoloft.
> > I just don't like drugs.
> > Any NATURAL ways of dealing with anxiety/depression?