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Re: celexa

Posted by lndsmith on March 3, 2003, at 11:29:21

In reply to celexa, posted by maybelle on April 12, 1999, at 1:16:38

I have been taking Celexa since Nov. 2001. I started out on a small dosage, 10mg and last year was upped to 20mg. I never wanted to tak any anti-depressants in the first place--never thought it was depression that I suffered from, but rather high-stress. I guess in the psycho-world, they are pretty much one and the same. In any case, it worked for me. My husband and children DEFINITELY noticed the difference within the first month. I was a lot nicer, less bitchy and not as loud. In retrospect, I guess I am.

It's just unfortunate that I have to be born with the deficiencies (seratonin) because it’s admitting that I need to take medication in order to be a ‘nicer’ person as opposed to the monster I truly am without the medication. I never used to be that way and I’m guessing age, marriage, parenting and working has created new stresses and its something I just couldn’t handle on my own (unmedicated), which is sad, I think. I may just still be in my denial stages.

Nonetheless, Celexa works…for now. I hate to think that I may possibly be dependent on it for years to come. Although medication for depression is commonplace nowadays, I wonder how people used to cope without it!

Now, 2 ˝ years later, I’m still on 20 mg and it calms me. I don’t get easily irritated, I notice that I always find the good in people and situations and that it’s always ‘okay’ in the end. But…my biggest complaint now (in the last month) is that it has made me nauseous and sick to my stomach 20 minutes after I take the pill (in the morning). I’m wondering if it’s because my body’s rejecting it and maybe I need to lower my dosage. Need to check with my physician. If anyone has experienced these symptoms this far into it, please let me know how you remedied it.

Thanks for listening!


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