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Re: Celexa sleep difficulty

Posted by Jim Matisi on November 22, 2000, at 18:45:39

In reply to Re: Celexa sleep difficulty, posted by Lori P on October 25, 2000, at 10:13:18

> Well Jim, I can only say that waking up at night is something I wish i could do...of course it would mean that I actually fell asleep!!...Am I the only one here who is experiencing the horrors of insomnia? I have only been on Celexa for 4 days, and have averaged 1 1/2 hours of broken sleep per night. I am waiting for my MD to call as I write...I actually think the side effects of lack of sleep are worse than the depression and anxiety at this hands shake, I sweat, I lie there with my heart pounding, staring at the clock hour, after's quite terrifying for someone who has never experienced 6 year old keeps asking why Mommy is sleeping in a different room than Daddy....(I blame it on his snoring!!!!)...
> Any info on sleep aids anyone could give me to suggest to my MD?

I am experiencing the same thing and It has been getting worse for the week I have been on Celexa. I really think my doctor has totally misdiagnosed my condition as being depression. He listened to my life story in a 45 minute period up to only 15 years ago and had no idea what has been going on with me for the last 15 years, what I have done for myself and the progress I have made on my own. My real issues are anxiety and anger or rage. Those were the things causing the depression and the Celexa has made them worse, hence more depression. Since I have been taking only 10mg per day for a week, I think the best thing for me is to dicontinue taking it and seek the advise of a doctor who will listen to me and not decide "I've heard enough." and mistakenly prescribe the wrong medication. I sincerely believe that if you are having these sorts of problems then it is likely that it is the wrong drug for you. A second opinion is always a good place to start. Some doctors may have a degree on the wall, but do you know what his grade point average was? Some doctors passed with a D average and they are still allowed to practice medicine. There are a lot of doctors who don't know what they are doing. Use your better judgement. Only you know how you really feel and if something is helping or hurting you. Don't keep taking something that's making your life worse.




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