Posted by Valley Girl on March 28, 2000, at 8:56:54
In reply to Re: celexa, posted by Alex on March 28, 2000, at 4:37:48
I must say that I have found this site informative and supportive. When depressed, we feel alone, like no one else knows how you feel or think. People tell you to "snap out of it". Don't they know if we could we would.
Medication is not the cure all for depression. I must say I do not notice any difference with my depression and I am taking 20 mgs of Celexa going on a month now. The side effects did not last long, about two weeks. I still am thirsty and I am so tired. But is the tiredness depression? I think so.
Holistic, and traditional treatment has helped me. Loving, gentle, caring people in your life, professionally and personally go a long way with helping get on with your life. Every day is a struggle not to kill myself. I have been like this my whole life. I don't know what it is like to be happy or not miserable, but I get up everyday and go to two jobs. Emotionally crippled, I can't cry or have fun. I am in survival mode. It has to be better than this. I keep hoping. I hope medications can help. >
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.