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Re: Celexa side-effects/weight gain cletus

Posted by Leighwit on May 22, 2001, at 13:36:19

In reply to Re: Celexa side-effects/weight gain, posted by cletus on May 22, 2001, at 10:20:52

Tawnia's comments are good. I have primarily been interested in knowing of any similar experiences to my own. Indeed, I've found several here, but that does not mean that this level of anecdotal experience should be used to evaluate a drug you haven't any of your own experience with yet. The term "YMMV" (your mileage may vary) is the golden rule.


> > > > I have been on Celexa for about 3 months. I love the way it has even my temperment and reduced my anxiety and depression, however I am not pleased with the amount of weight I have gained as result of this durg. My desire for food has not increased or changed and my eating patterns are the same as pre-medication-but I have gained at least 10 to 15lbs. that I can not seem to get ride of-no amount of diet or exercise has seemed to help-please someone advise I'm desperate-I have recently started taking Metabolife to help in my quest to loose this weight, but I was told that I should proablly not mix the two-What's a girl to do?
> > >
> > > I have been on Celexa for 1 month (10mgs)and have actually lost 8 pounds...
> > > The first 3 weeks were agony... I had the worst anxiety
> > > and insomnia... I found that I can not drink more than 2 glasses of
> > > wine with Celexa or get insomnia and generally
> > > do not feel as well... I think that added to the
> > > weight loss... for years I self medicated with caffeine
> > > in the morning (great for the mood, but bad for the
> > > anxiety and agoraphobia), and wine at night...With Celexa I have cut out
> > > the caffeine all together (get the up that I use to get
> > > without the anxiety) and do not drink more than 2 glasses
> > > of wine with dinner... The only problem is
> > > some insomnia now and then... has anyone tried taking
> > > Tylenol PM for that??? Also I tried to up my dose
> > > to 15mgs last week and had such severe anxiety off and
> > > on for 24 hours that I went back down to 10mgs... anyone
> > > out there done well on 10mgs... I feel good, minor
> > > anxiety but CALM... I LOVE that calmness... that is what made me
> > > stick out the side effects in the first place...
> > > Any thoughts on the above comments would be appreciated
> > > now
> >
> > I have just started the Celexa and after reading all these posting I am really nervous about taking it. I am struggling as it is with weight and I totally dont want to gain more. I have noticed no real change in myself since taking the drug. However it has only been 5 days. I was giving the drug because I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrom and I am suffering from severe anxioty. I worry about everything. Even wen there is nothing to worry about I find I will find something to worry about. I have the headache part and the diarehea I have coton mouth and thats about it, nothing good is happening. Is this going to change? I am so worried about the weight gain! Please help????
> I have taken 100mg of Celexa for the past 10 months and have lost about 5 lbs or doctor said the majority of the people maintain their weight or lose a few pounds but there are a very few exceptions. Give it some more time to adjust to it. Your body needs time to adjust to almost any kind of drug. Be patient and optimistic. It is a good drug. Most people have excellent results so dont dwell on the negative experiences that a few have. Doing research on medicine is great as long as you have an open mind and take each experience with a grain of salt (easier said than done, I know). Hang in there and good luck!




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