Posted by Alex on March 28, 2000, at 4:37:48
In reply to Re: celexa, posted by Dennis on March 27, 2000, at 21:02:54
I have taken celexa for nearly a year and a half. I found it worked really well and made me feel normal again except for the sexual dysfunction which I do find a problem. Initially I had difficulty sleeping, but counteracted this with a sleeping med and had no problems.
I have not felt in a dreamy state or had problems with gagging. When I have forgotten a dose for 2 days I get small brief shocks in the brain, but this passes after a couple of days.
My problem is that I keep on thinking I am cured and stop taking the medication, and after a year of consistent med taking and then reducing, my symptoms return which is very disheartening as i thought I was cured!!!I guess it works only like aspirin...relieves symptoms but doesn't cure the problem.
I don't know what to do now as I don't fancy the option of long term drug taking.
I will probably try counselling now, and of corse I should make changes in my life to reduce stress. Sometimes of course it is easier to carry on and take a pill.
I found this drug to be superior to other SSRI's currently around.