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Re: Celexa Side Effects - temperature tweaking Emme

Posted by Mitch on January 7, 2002, at 11:11:02

In reply to Re: Celexa Side Effects - temperature tweaking Mitch, posted by Emme on January 7, 2002, at 10:45:13

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> > I think it is the Celexa. Bang! 40mg to start? No wonder. You probably feel like you are coming down with a flu, right? The Neurontin may have a calming effect that covers that up some. You might ask your doctor about starting off at 20mg instead. Celexa seems to be the SSRI that seems to tweak with your temperature control mechanism the most. I sweat considerably on 5mg 2-8 hrs after taking it.
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> > Mitch
> Huh. I've just started Celexa a couple of weeks ago and I also take Neurontin. I've only been on 4 mg Celexa (I'm super sensitive to meds) and have had some "hot flashes" but most of the time I am so freezing cold I am utterly miserable. I've been taking the neurontin for a little while, so I didn't think that was the culprit. If it is the Celexa, will this abate? I've just backed down to 2 mg and am waiting to see how I feel. If I knew it was the Celexa tweaking my thermostat and that it will go away, it'll be much easier to deal with.
> Also, the Celexa seems to make me simultaneously jittery/wired and tired. I'd be interested to hear other people's experiences about whether they found Celexa stimulating or sedating and how long those effects lasted. In addition to the Neurontin and a dash of Celexa and a bit of Klonopin, I'm also titrating up on Lamictal, which seems to be somewhat activating for me.
> Thanks all,
> Emme

Hi Emme,

I am real med sensitive too. I only take approx. 2.5mg of Celexa every other day. It has a fairly long half-life of 36 hrs or so. I get the simultaneously Wired/Tired feeling, too. But the wired part comes in handy and seems to help my ADHD. It also doesn't disrupt my sleep like Prozac and Zoloft do, so that's a plus. My total mix is Neurontin 300mg/day, Klonopin .5-1.0mg/day, Wellbutrin 37.5mg/day, and Celexa 2.5mg every other day. The "hot flashing" may or may not abate. I know that if it gets the slightest bit warm I really sweat. I can be at work and my underarms can drip! Also, come to think of it--I notice that about 4-5 hrs post-dosing my chest feels all warm like it is radiating heat energy-that's ok though, if I am achy I feel better from it.





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