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I Take Celexa

For those on the anti-depressant Celexa(citalopram) 67 People

    2nd Week

    My dr prescribed Celexa after Zoloft just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. I’ve currently been on it about two weeks and I have to say I’m actually pretty satisfied. Zoloft took forever to start working, but I think I’m already feeling something...
    sallysimpson sallysimpson 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F Aug 11, 2012

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    Celexa And Alcohol

    I've been on Celexa for about 2 - 3 months now, and it's changed my life for the better. I am no longer going through my daily anxiety attacks, I am more social then I've ever been, and I no longer get thoughts of suicide or other depressing thoughts. I'm on .5 mg, and my...
    SmartyPie SmartyPie 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    Celexa

    Celexa is the medication for me.  I was put on Celexa years ago and it has helped me and then I came off of it.  I'm now back on them, I take 40mg and it helps. I don't like taking pills but I need it and Celexa works for me. I tried other meds, they weren't for...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    I Just Started Celexa.

    I just took my first dose today. I hope it works. I've suffered off and on from anxiety and depression since I was a teenager, but I didn't really understand what it was until I was about 24 or so. After my divorce and moving my kids to another state I started having more friends...
    katniss1980 katniss1980 31-35, F Apr 28, 2012

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    Citalopram Does Nothing For Me

    I don't even notice a difference. Going on it and coming off it I realise that I feel crap, can't sleep, I have bad side effects but while I am on it I don't feel anything.....
    Lainzo Lainzo 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    First Day Taking It..

    I have suffered on and off with anxiety and mild depression for about a year . I have heard so many mixed reviews But truly believe this will work . Anybody out there with any tips? waht to eat working out or anything that might help .. Thanks
    billym71 billym71 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    Will I Gain Weight?

    i was given a perscription for celexa today and my doctor told me that many people experience excessive weight gain or weight loss while taking celexa. I am 18 and i'm a female. I am very thin, i would like to gain weight but i definetely do not want to lose any. Have you gained...
    leh12 leh12 18-21 2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    Anyone else just started on 10mg?

    - I took my first 10mg dose about 2/3 hours ago, I'm starting to feel dizzy and I nearly had a panic attack when I first took it but was able to control it. I don't feel sick and I haven't felt any other side effects so far, I actually feel quite calm but my head feels a bit...
    Bellare20 Bellare20 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I started taking celexa 3 days ago

    for anxiety and I am in hell! I wake every night at 3am panicking and I live alone so I really freak out.. I also take queitapine and normally that helps me not to wake but evn that doesn't stop the waking now. My vision is playing tricks on me.. I feel disconnected and spaced...
    Roundabouts Roundabouts 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I feel like I should update on this

    for anyone nervous about taking it - I've now been on Celexa for a month. At first got a little bit dizzy but that went after the first day. For the first week I felt quite tired, worn out and just generally rough but this went quite quickly. The most annoying thing was that at...
    Bellare20 Bellare20 18-21, F Apr 11

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    I have been taking Celexa

    for about two months as stands and so far I enjoy it however I was taking Buspar with it when needed and it didn't help that much so I just got switched to Klonopin. 40mg of Celexa 1mg of klonopin I'm hoping they'll work since I have panic disorder with high anxiety and...
    Mindinsanity Mindinsanity 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    New To Celexa

    I have never taken and SSRI before and am a chicken about taking medications. I would love to hear some positive feedback on this to ease my mind before taking this drug. I have suffered from anxiety since I was 13, that was my first attack...since then, I have it periodically...
    navyma navyma 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    A Blurry World

    I have been on Celexa for over a year now, and I am up to 60 mgs a night. I have tried getting off of it, but the withdrawal makes me miserable and makes me light-sensitive and achy. I was prescribed Celexa to combat crippling anxiety, depression, and depersonalization...
    teenageriots teenageriots 16-17 Apr 2, 2011

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    Should I Stop Taking It Now?

    i have only been on it 3 weeks is it safe to just stop now before its too late
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Day 25 of Taking Celexa...

    It's amazing. The only side effect that I have now, is yawning, and occasional exhaustion amplified by my RA. But it doesn't happen often. My mother has noticed a huge improvement in my mood. And so has my father. Once I pointed it out. I find I cry less. I don't cry at...
    Triforce Triforce 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Weight Gain On Celexa?

    I've just started taking celexa ( 10 mg) . I was wondering what peoples eating habits were before and after taking celexa. I think weight gain happens to those who tend to eat less and loose weight when depressed. Im just wondering because I suffer from an eating disorder and...
    jessicagymtastic jessicagymtastic 22-25 2 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    Looking For Help

    I have a friend who is suffering from anxiety and depression and has recently begun taking Celexa. After reading these posts I am beginning to understand what he is going through. Thank you so much  
    BehindBlueEyes84 BehindBlueEyes84 22-25, F Oct 7, 2009

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    Celexa Ruined My Body And Self Confidence

    Hi everyone! I was on celexa for a relatively short period of time, just under 6 months. I had a very low prescription and took it to help with my dysthymia. At first, it seemed to really work. I was feeling again, not consumed but the numbness I had been in for the past 2...
    Ashley1797 Ashley1797 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2013

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    Three Months

    February 25,2013 was not one of my favorite days. I had a doctor appointment with a doctor I had never been to before. The appointment was not for anything serious,just a problem with allergies I hoped. So,there I was at my new family doctor getting eye drops for allergies. My...
    biancac biancac 18-21, F 3 Responses May 25, 2013

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    Worst Thing Ever

    i used to take remeron it worked really good for me. Now i have been taking celexa for 3 weeks and my life is falling apart. i feel like **** mentally and physically, im getting severe mood swings, really depressed. i cant sleep and im feeling shakey
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    The Drug From Hell

    This drug caused me more grief than relief. It made me have suicidal thoughts, short tempered,and messed up menstral cycles- these are just few. I didn't realize how much it affected my total personality until I finally got off of this poison. It overtime makes you so numb to...
    Finallyfree1 Finallyfree1 36-40 2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    Getting Better Every Day

    I started taking Celexa 10 days ago. I was very nervous due to a past of massive drug and alcohol abuse. Coming up to my 3 years clean and sober I started to get anxiety attacks that were crippling me not only mentally but physically. After two months of hell I finally broke down...
    jennifer3737 jennifer3737 26-30, F Aug 31, 2013

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    New Recruit

    I've been on generic Celexa for three weeks. My depression is gone, I have a lot less anxiety. I am less OCD (obsessive, detail oriented, uptight about connecting) My brother was murdered 3 years ago, I was in a car accident, five years ago my mother died and I got divorced. I...
    NewRecruit NewRecruit 36-40 1 Response Dec 10, 2010

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    1st Night

    I take adderall (45mg/day) and my doctor wanted me to have the Celexa prescription in case I felt like I needed to start it. Only because she thinks my ADHD causes mild depression and anxiety from trying to keep up with my family, and the business I own. I wasn't planning on...
    dove83 dove83 26-30 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    There Is Hope!

    I started taking Celexa 10mg about 3 weeks ago and then went up to 20 mg after two weeks.I am feeling so much better! The morning heartache feeling has gone away, I am much less stressed at work and just plain functioning better in the world! I wanted to post this for those out...
    grrlygrl grrlygrl 36-40 1 Response Sep 16, 2012

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    Day 9 of Taking Celexa..

    This is my 9th day of taking the generic for Celexa. Simply because it's cheaper. The first few days I started taking it the only side effect that I experienced was nausea. Two days later it went away and then came the yawning and dry mouth. (I don't experience side...
    Triforce Triforce 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Celexa To The Rescue

    I grew up in a bad environement. my mother was a junkie and abandoned me. I met my father a couple times but he was not a good person either. I was sent to group home after group home since i was 11. i started running away when i was 12 and abused myself in so many different ways...
    trinityserenity trinityserenity 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2010

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    Off The Garbage

    i stopped taking this **** on memorial day, once i stopped the celexa the shaking, dizziness and all the other bad feelings stopped. i no longer craved alcohol and morphine. i feel much better but the damage is already done. i lost my friend and have a black eye
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M Jun 1, 2013

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    Ok

    I am now on 20mg a day. When I am consistent about taking it and stay AWAY from alcohol I feel much better about myself.
    maj7flt5 maj7flt5 36-40, M 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F Aug 11, 2012

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    When I Remember

    I am battleing a memory problem that has progressively gotten worse over the years. Though memory loss is one of the side effects of celexa, it was a pre-existing problem. Celexa does help when I remember to take it, but I feel that I should be on something else as well since...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    Dont Do It.....

    God this is the 1st and Last Anti-depressant i ever take..... Day 1 I had problems with it. I actually caught the **** end of the stick because I got the worst side effect ever.... my sex drive died. I mean im a virgin so thats not a problem but when you dont have an erection or...
    Krie Krie 22-25, M 2 Responses May 25, 2013

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    Related Experiences

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    This was originally for an Accutane survivor thread/forum. I took Accutane as a senior in High School. I had acne, it was bad, not terrible, but bad. I disliked having acne, but...
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    Yes yes, I am independent, I don't NEED to be taken care of, but its a lovely feeling to be with a man that WANTS to take care of me. I have never had it before in previous...
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    I'm depressed and i have no one to talk to. I have no real friends and all my family members are seriously ****** in the head (in my opinion). It all started when i was about 10. I...
    Canaduhh Canaduhh 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I waver between being very thoughtful and not wanting anything to do with anything in a serious way :))) I take much of life serious, but myself is another story. I take that back...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Day 2: guns & roses 'paradise city' I picked this song bc a long time ago me and my mum would jam out to journey and guns & roses XD anyway i think its got good guitar parts in it...
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I had this friend, we were so close. Lets call him Fred. Also though on the edge of being together for quite some time. I got a new boyfriend, after a few months we were perfect...
    BlooRae BlooRae 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I went to Mexico this summer and I was walking around this beautiful church. There's had to be like 100 stands at least, of people selling there things around the church. I ended...
    Live5772 Live5772 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    Medication abuses who you are as a person, especially depression meds. Sometimes, I wonder what I would be like if I hadnt started to take them in the first place, would I be...
    MajorasAngel97 MajorasAngel97 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm SO embarrassed. So what happened was that I won intern of the month. I am not one to be center of attention, so when they called my name, I literally said, "F--K." I didn't...
    BlueIce612 BlueIce612 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm so lost, my therapist and psych say I won't feel better until I take them regularly, but my family and boyfriend make me feel Like a criminal just for doing what the doctors...
    elizabethmary21 elizabethmary21 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Your Existing Situation Works well with others. Needs personal relationships which are understanding and relatively conflict-free. Your Stress Sources "Not a team player and is...
    DoubleyouX DoubleyouX 22-25 1 Response Apr 10

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    I was attempting to stop taking them but it's 2am... Oh the struggle... To take them or to not take them? Such a predicament.
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F Apr 11

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    What do you all take and how much.? I'm trying to figure out if I am taking too much. Womens daily vitamin which includes biotin and d, but I also take an additional d and biotin...
    mrvitous26 mrvitous26 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Work is given higher priority than friends. If there is enough time, both work as well as friends are reality. There is not enough time. Work is given higher priority than friends...
    Contemplatings Contemplatings 22-25 1 day ago

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    They also take me way too seriously.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Call me old fashioned, but if you aren't going to take your relationship seriously, why are you In a relationship. It unnecessarily breaks hearts, and destroys the trust people...
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F Mar 21

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    My mum is always like "Go get a job and stop being lazy and make your own money" even though she knows nowhere will take people my age unless its volunteer work and they don't have...
    KaydieKay KaydieKay 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I've always wanted to go out and take a jog or walk like 5AM but my sleeping habit change. I sleep between 2-3am because of all the stress I've had between my irresponsible partner...
    chinab3280 chinab3280 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 22

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