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Re: Had it with the Celexa?

Posted by Mitch on May 27, 2001, at 16:21:14

In reply to Had it with the ssri-, posted by chloe on May 26, 2001, at 10:26:45


Back up to the point where your pdoc recommended some Celexa.

1)Were you taking an AD at that time? What was it and how much did you take?

2)If you were taking an AD then, why did you want to switch it? Was it lack of efficacy or intolerable side effects? Or are you STILL taking the other AD??

3)Was there any other change in meds that happened at the *SAME* time that you started the Celexa, i.e. started/stopped/changed a benzo or mood stabilizer or something?

4)If ALL he did was ADD some Celexa or switch you to Celexa from something else, would you consider yourself to be in better shape at the time immediately before the Celexa came on board?

5) If you felt better then than you do now and all that happened was a switch to or an addition of Celexa, I would suggest tapering it away and consider something else.

Hope this helps, I have been going through some very unstable times lately myself-esp. with 3-week rapid cycling and a major seasonal depressive episode coming up in about a month.
Good luck,


> I have had it with Celexa and the intense anxiety. The hypomania, and all the short term joys I experienced with it are LONG gone. I am now just a knot of anxiety and morbid thoughts.
> I have been on Celexa about a month, and I have had so many mood flips.
> 1st week- hypomania, insomnia,- added neurontin
> 2nd week- tired and blah, but with bubbles of optimism
> 3rd week tired, blah with bubbles of anxiety
> 4th week- so anxious, I am out of breath sitting down and my body is rigid. I am scared, agraphobic, anxious, anhedonic and sluggish. And have suicidal thoughts, THAT I DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE I STARTED THE CELEXA.
> I haven't been able to reach the pdoc, but I have an appointment next Wednesday. God, I hope I can hold on...Why do I always crash on a holiday weekend?
> I am hoping pdoc with subscribe Lamictal and it will help. But I am very pessimistic about this...
> I am not hearing any miracle stories about Lamictal for unipolar depression...But I am all ears if any one will share!
> C




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