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Re: HELP!! Questions about Celexa - new user

Posted by 2behealthy on June 11, 2001, at 8:07:19

In reply to Re: HELP!! Questions about Celexa - new user 2behealthy, posted by Wendy B. on June 10, 2001, at 23:08:32

> > Hiya,
> > My doctor just prescribed this for me yesterday, so today is only my second day. What scares me is the weight gain. My depression stems mostly because of me being 75 pounds overweight (I informed the doc of this). He gave this to me because of my irritability and mood swings. I had a baby 11 months ago and I sleep well but get very little as it is with a baby. So far I have had uncontrollable yawns and feel very tired, but I cannot afford to be sleepy all the time either with a baby. I only get on average 7 hours per night on the weekends too. I am 32 and have never been on AD's before. Sorry this is so long but need advice.
> > Regina
>
>
> Regina,
> I started reading this thread because my mother is on Celexa, and she hasn't gained weight (not from what I can see), so it's not a given that you will.
> But some questions: when did you gain the weight? over time? or after the baby was born and you couldn't lose it?
> I wonder if your depression is the post-partum kind? Did it just recently crop up on you, or has it been there for some time? Post-partum depression is really much more common than people realize, and just as bothersome, and can predispose women to further bouts in the future. (Yes, I know, but don't shoot the messenger...!)
> Also, if you don't like the Celexa, I found that Wellbutrin helped me lose most of the 30 pounds I gained when I was on Zoloft for 4 years...
> I wish you well, and let us know how it goes for you...
>
> Wendy B.

Wendy,
Thanks for your response. I found that I started the irratibility when i was pregnant, I had high blood pressure and got pg induced hiper tension, and was taken off work.
After that it just never left. i don't seem to be that way with the baby, just everyone else. I think it all stress related. I month before the baby was born (my first), my 11 year
old step son came to live with us full time also. Everything changed in my live so fast. I have been on celexa 1 week now and took my first 20mg yest. I haven't been able to
tell much difference yet. Hopefully i will. I think alot of the irritibility would go away if i lost the weight and was happier with myself. I was about 40 pounds overweight
when i got pg and gained 60 during pg. i have only lost 30 of that so i am 70 over now. argh!!! thanks for listening.
Regina


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