Posted by lesliea on April 20, 2001, at 1:04:04
In reply to New and nervous, posted by MarieMurph on April 19, 2001, at 13:04:07
> HI im 19 years old, and have panic/anxiety, and now the beginnings of depression because of my inability to do the things i want to do. I am currently taking lorazepam, when needed, not regularly, It helps, but im starting to depend too much on it, and it makes me tired, I also had tried Paxil, and had to stop after 3 days, it made me sooo sick!!!... And i was talking to a friend who recently started taking celexa, and really likes it. I just dont want to get sick like i was before with the Paxil. I'm at the point where i cant work, or drive far alone....Does anyone take celexa for severe anxiety?? and is it working?? I'm also really concerned about hte side effects... do you notice them decreasnig over time?
I have been on zoloft for about three years and it suddenly stopped working. I changed shrinks (not because I did not like him, but it was through the University and they don't want to continue treating me. They need the space for other students which I completely understand).
My new doc suggested that I stay on the zoloft for a while and add the celexa. He said that I could split the pill in half if I wanted and start on 10 mgs, but I chose to start with the 20.
I've been taking it for about 2 weeks now. I started taking it in the morning but it made me sleep all day. Then I switched to evenings.
I still have great difficulties sleeping at night. I have no difficulty staying awake all night and then sleeping during the day. I can't really say if it is the celexa doing this as all my life I have been a nightowl and given the slightest opportunity my internal clock will flip flop and I have the hardest time straightening it out.
oh yeah. Now I remember what I was going to say:)
I was taking the zoloft for depression and incredible anger that I could not control which nearly cost me my life and my marriage. Needless to say I am still here and my marriage is better than ever. However, what made me go back to the doc was severe anxiety/panic. I could not get out of bed to go to work. I wound up quitting my job because I thought it just wasn't fair to them to put them through what I knew would be a long drawn out affair to get myself back under control.
I did experience some stomach upset from the zoloft periodically. If I did not take it with my morning coffee I was in agony. I have not experienced this with the celexa, so that is good. Anyway, I guess that's all for now. I hope to hear from you (and any others who wish) about your experiences and how you are doing.