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Re: Celexa-Morning or Night? jetfixer

Posted by jessi on April 10, 2003, at 15:39:08

In reply to Re: Celexa-Morning or Night? Jessi, posted by jetfixer on April 10, 2003, at 11:48:18

> > > > Hi, Krissy.
> > > > I was on Celexa last year for depression, I took it at night early I go to bed between 10-11, but I took it at 7 or 8. Celexa was wonderful for me, I had NO side effects. It made me feel completely normal for the first time in a while. Good luck to you!
> > >
> > > Jessi
> > > If it was working so well, why did you quit taking it? How did you feel after you quit? Thanks.
> >
> > It was for mild depression,(a year ago) and the doc said I shouldn't have to be on it for long. I didn't have health insurance, so after I'd felt better for a few months, instead of refilling my prescription, I just weaned myself off of it. It was really a great medication for me, I didn't have any symptoms from withdrawal either.
> > Now he's got me on Effexor XR, but in addition to the depression, it is for anxiety and ADHD. I don't like it as well as I did the celexa.
> >
> The reason I asked was because back in Nov. or Dec., I got a prescription for lex for mild anxiety, and mild depression. I took it for about 4 days and got anxious about the way it was making me feel (the side effects) and then quit. I've thought about trying it again, but part of my concern is what happens when you stop taking it. If you get used to life being good and feeling good in general, when you stop I would imagine that you would feel worse about things than before you started.
> Also if the celexa worked better for you, why not go back to it now.....or maybe lexapro?
> thanks for taking the time to respond.

I really don't know why he didn't put me on Celexa this time. Maybe because of the combo of problems that I have or Maybe even possibly because I won't have health insurance for another month and he had samples of Effexor XR.
Last year when he put me on the Celexa, was the first time I'd been to a doc for depression. It wasn't a let down after I stopped the medication. It was more like instead of just taking away the syptoms, it completely took away my depression, I was okay for nearly a year afterward.
I'm going to give the Effexor a little while longer. I can tell some progress, it's just been slow. Not like celexa, it was like dark to daylight.
I've heard alot of people have side effects from the Celexa, I was SO fortunate, I don't remember any, even in the first week. What kind of side effects did you suffer from it?
I just thought about it... It may have caused my weight gain... I gained 15 lbs. (but I just assumed it was because I was my happy self again).
Talk again... thanks!




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