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Re: Dysthymia- Meds forever??????

Posted by Emily on March 20, 2000, at 18:19:21

In reply to Re: Dysthymia- Meds forever??????, posted by saint james on March 20, 2000, at 16:54:59

> > I have had mild depression for years. Had a major episode a year and a half ago and went for help. Have been on Celexa 20mg since. Now i'm wondering if it is time to go off. I feel better than I've felt in years and want to stay this way but don't know if it means staying on the celexa or trying my own wings out? Any help would be appreciated.
> James here....
> Since you have had depression for years this sugests you need to stay on meds. Depression is a progressive thing so the longer you go w/o treatment while depressed the more likely your depressions will get worse and more often, without treatment.
> Did you have any depressions while on Celexa ?
> If you really been well for the last year then
> you could try going off it to see, provided your doc says OK. Just be very observant for returning depression. If it does not come back, great ! No more doc or pills to pay for.
> james

Thank you all so much for the great responses. It so confusing because honestly I like the feeling of feeling good. I haven't felt this good consistantly for so many years I can't tell you. Don't get me wrong I have children and a career but had the dark moods at the same time. My father who was manic commited suicide a year and a half ago I was so depressed that I didn't want to get out of bed. Was not suicidal but just had no self worth and didn't care. The celexa has been a god send. Hated the side effects but all have gone away but the delayed orgasm but my husband seems to enjoy the challenge. doesn't work all the time but......
I guess my belief that normal is not medication is ignorant. It is scarry to think of feeling like that again. Even how I felt 10 years ago. Happy now and want to stay that way.




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