Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 80435

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Started Celexa

Posted by adamie on October 6, 2001, at 10:49:58

I am back from the hospital for the weekend. I have had 8 ECT's. I dont even remember most of them. They didn't seem to help. If they did then it must have been very little because I dont notice an improvement. I was also on Zyprexa for a few weeks. That didn't seem to help eighter for my moderate depression. My depression was caused by Accutane by the way. The disgusting drug should be illegal. Anyway before I ended up in the hospital I had tried Paxil. After 1 week I was actually feeling quite good. Then I dont remember what happened but I guess the effect went away and so paxil no longer helped. I also tried SAM-E and that didn't seem to help eighter.

So now after some ECT which didn't seem to help much if at all, I have been put on Celexa.

What can I expect from the first week? If paxil helped previously then are the chances good that Celexa will help too?

 

Re: Started Celexa adamie

Posted by pellmell on October 6, 2001, at 13:11:23

In reply to Started Celexa, posted by adamie on October 6, 2001, at 10:49:58

adamie,

Wondered where you'd gone. Damn, ECT...well, if I remember right, this was the treatment you'd hoped for. I'm truly sorry it hasn't seemed to work.

On to your Celexa question: I don't have any personal experience with the stuff, but from what I've read it seems to be a "milder" SSRI, with practically no (yet discovered) secondary properties. That could be a very good thing.

I've found some pretty interesting info on the post-Prozac antidepressants on this site:

http://www.preskorn.com/column2.html

The sections titled "Defining 'Is'", "De-spinning In Vitro Data" and "The Adverse Effect Profiles of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors: Relationship to In Vitro Pharmacology " should help you most in figuring out what to expect from Celexa.

Best,
-pm


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