I Take Celexa

For those on the anti-depressant Celexa(citalopram) 75 People

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 25, 2013

    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


    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

    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
    Vivagalore Vivagalore
    31-35, F
    Aug 11, 2012

    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

    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, 2014

    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
    1 Response Sep 16, 2012

    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
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2009

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2014

    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...
    Onyvk Onyvk
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2014

    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
    Apr 2, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

    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

    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
    4 Responses Feb 29, 2012

    Just upped my dose and boy do i have a

    clenching jaw! Yikes! 😬😬😬
    deej200 deej200
    36-40, M
    Apr 3, 2016

    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
    1 Response Dec 10, 2010
    Vivagalore Vivagalore
    31-35, F
    Aug 11, 2012

    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
    1 Response Aug 31, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2010

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 17, 2013

    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
    1 Response Mar 17, 2013

    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
    1 Response Jun 7, 2014

    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

    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...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

    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
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2010

    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
    2 Responses May 25, 2013

    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


    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

    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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