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Re: Celexa dose/side effects

Posted by cletus on May 14, 2001, at 15:37:11

In reply to Re: Celexa dose/side effects, posted by cletus on May 14, 2001, at 15:31:33

> > I've found the weight gain on Celexa to be pretty steady. The increased appetite for carbs and the relaxation over getting to the gym has been terrible.
> >
> > I feel I'm finally getting some control back, and I will add Wellbutrin if I have to (I dropped quite a bit of weight last time I tried it)
> >
> > On the topic, what is the highest dose of Celexa people are taking. I had myself up to 50 mg/day and my new doctor said that was high. Every time I drop to 40 mg, however, social anxiety and other symptoms return.
> >
> > I'd love to hear of others' experiences,
> >
> > Thanks
> I currently take 100 mg of Celexa daily for treating OCD symptoms. I have been on this regimen for about ten months now with favorable results. I have only had minimal side effects (occasionally a little drowsiness, restless legs, very minor sexual delay) but are most often unnoticable. I am a very drug resistant person so I need larger doses to acheive results. My doctor has told me that he actually has a few patients on 140 mg daily (although he says this is very rare) and they are doing great. It is great to have found a doctor who has had the extensive experience in dealing with these drugs or I may have never got to a therapuetic dose for myself. It is amazing how different each individual is regarding medicine dosing.
Oh, as far as weight is concerned, I have actually lost about 5 pounds or so over the last 10 months on Celexa. I find that when I have felt better from the Celexa, I tend to exercise better and focus on eating healthier. Sometimes the medicine will make me a little complacent and relaxed and thus more likely to not go to the gym, but I still somehow manage to get up and going. It can be extremely difficult when you are in such a relaxed state!




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