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I Take Celexa

For those on the anti-depressant Celexa(citalopram) 71 People

    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F Aug 11, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This Was Increased Too

    From 60mg to 80mg a day. He said it was one of the weaker antidepressants! I should have switched..oh well.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 22, 2010

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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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    And I hate it, Hate it,

    HATE IT. I'm sick to death of taking it and no doctor will believe me when I tell them it isn't working for me. I started taking celexa after I had and SVT and a panic attack that put me in the hospital. After that point, I'd have phantom pains in my chest and would be...
    meowmixednuts meowmixednuts 18-21, F Jun 7

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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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    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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    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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    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 Tried To Get Off It

    I saw something called 5-HTP at the grocery store. It is a precursor to serotonin and also had vitamin B and valerian to support nervous system health. Ah ha! I can get off the pharmaceutical manmade stuff! Well, the past two days or so haven't been good. I didn't get my Celexa...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F Aug 11, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    60mg A Day

    And it's like taking nothing. I have absolutley no motivation to do anything. I'm lucky if I'm out of bed.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 11

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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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    I honestly was so against medication,

    but after a year of hell-- nonstop panic attacks and anxiety for no reason, failed therapies & withdrawing myself into my house 24-7-- I decided to see a psychiatrist and give it a chance. Celexa has changed my life. I never thought I would be saying this... It has taken most...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jul 15

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    I'm on 40mg and I find

    that it helps a lot. My anxiety and stress dissociation has pretty much subsided. So have the heart pounding panic attacks, for the most part. I had a big one yesterday, but for the most part, I love how celexa works. It takes away the uneccesary anxiety and leaves the normal...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have went from 40 mg to 30 to 20 to 15 to 10 mg. I was told since I was a little girl that I needed adderall. I will never forget in junior high being called into the nurses...
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