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Re: Celexa/side effects kathylynn

Posted by Duke on May 11, 2001, at 5:47:54

In reply to Re: Celexa/side effects, posted by kathylynn on May 7, 2001, at 16:08:28

> I've been on Celexa for about a year and a half, 40mg a day. Yes, sleepy sometimes, but I've noticed that is worse during the seasonal changes, I'm actually starting to feel a little more energy with Spring/Summer upon us. I still have depressing thoughts, but I cope so much better with all the crud that happens in life. No sexual side affects, except perhaps less drive, but then I was like that before! The worst part is the delayed weight gain, it sneaks up on you, and I have gained 30 pounds and that is AWFUL! Memory loss, yes, but not bad. More of a trouble concentrating, and total lack of motivation. Don't know how much longer I want to take this drug, I'm thinking if I was thinner I wouldn't be so depressed!!
> Kathy

Thanks for confirming my situation, Kathy! I've been taking Celexa since it was first approved, at various dosages (now 40 mg.). Throughout, I have been constantly fatigued (sleep at least 12 hours per day), have experienced shortness of breath, sweat like a stuck pig, have zero motivation, and have SLOWLY gained at least 40 lbs. The fatigue and lack of motivation keep me from getting to the gym, so the weight just gets worse---a vicious cycle. The mood, however, is pretty good. I was taking Prozac for many years prior to the Celexa---it was great, except for the death of my sex drive, which isn't significantly better, now. I really want to make a change, maybe to the new weekly Prozac, or better yet, to "SAMe". Who Knows??? Anyone have any thoughts???? Thanks!




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