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    Saturday, August 6th, 2011
    3:37 pm
    [jyoung20]
    On celexa for 16 days and feeling suicidal
     Well when I started it I was in pretty bad shape but I wasn't suicidal (On 20mg). in the past 2 days (day 15 & 16) I've been fucking miserable and suicidal. Is this just a phase? Should I continue taking it? I've lost my job, have no health care so I use a free clinic that's open once a week and you can only visit once a month (though exceptions are made.) I'm wondering if this is just a coincidental and not a result of the celexa (being how long it takes to kick in) or if it's the drug. I also have anxiety issues and am on Buspirone 10 mg twice daily. Should I quit taking it or just go back asap or continue taking it and still go back asap? I'm really at a loss here. Oh, and the Buspirone doesn't work for shit either. : /
    Friday, March 5th, 2010
    1:04 am
    [fluffymcnutter]
    i was given citalopram 20mg but have not started taking them. i have a few questions to anyone that is on this pill.

    do you feel anything from the first pill?

    is this a good med for panic, anxiety?

    i'm hoping to take something that will calm me and remove the anxiety of going off and seeing my doctors. i feel like i'm going crazy because i was put on prednisone and it messed me up and even after getting off of it, i feel like i'm on edge and take to much of anything(sounds,light,being happy,conversations)

    thank you
    if you have questions, ask.
    Sunday, February 14th, 2010
    1:23 am
    [madid]
    Will I be the next citalopram success story?
    Hi kids :)

    I have been on 10mg of citalopram for 2 weeks now and I have had hardly any side effects... I would almost say none but I got some extreemly strong PMS during the 1st week so some of the PMS symptoms could have been mixed up with the citalopram side effects.
    I read so many horror stories about citalopram on the Internet that I had 4 panic attacks before I even took one pill, and all my anxiety about the medication was not at all justified. So far I really don't feel any different, but it's only been two weeks and I am willing to give it a little over a month before I start seeking a new anti-depressant.

    To anyone who is thinking about taking citalopram/celexa but isn't sure... Take a deep breath and give it a go.
    What have you got to loose?
    Saturday, December 26th, 2009
    12:27 pm
    [pandoraparabola]
    did it stop working?
    I have been on Celexa 40mg for four months. Almost immediately, my mood lifted, to the extent that I felt like I was floating in a cloud- I knew it wasn't real, but feeling overly content was a nice change from suicidal.

    Four months later, and I feel almost as bad as I did before I started taking it. No energy, sleeping 10-12 hours a day, having trouble functioning at work and socially.

    Did Celexa become less efficient for you over time?



    Additional info:
    - My insurance does not cover behavioral health services so I am not seeing a therapist or psychiatrist- my general doctor is prescribing Celexa for me.
    - I have severe depression and severe anxiety, and both have been lifelong, chronic conditions.
    - I have been on Celexa and Prozac in the past.
    Friday, August 21st, 2009
    9:27 am
    [ginja2k5]
    Hi
    So, I'm on my second day of coming off citalopram, and the withdrawals a bit weird. Been sweating a lot for the past few days , my rash seems to have gone , although the doc said the rash was nothing to do with the meds. Felt really shitty last night before I went to bed, but as I say in my LJ thats probably down to other things.
    I was put on citalopram about a year ago, after being changed from fluoxetine which for some reason the doc saw fit to take me off of, so now they want me to take Mirtazapine, as I was explaining to my psychy that the effects on my love life with my partner were not exactly helping my depression.
    I dont think the Citalopram actually helped at all , well I had the bubble effect of "everythings ok" for a few months but that soon wears off.
    Anyway Im 32 and i been suffering with depression for about the 7 or 8 years. theres more in my LJ



    Current Mood: crappy
    Monday, June 15th, 2009
    11:35 am
    [porcelinaa]
    i'm about to be put on celexa and i was just wondering if anyone has noticed any change in their weight (gain/loss) while on it? thanks
    Saturday, May 16th, 2009
    10:49 pm
    [mistressstrlite]
    Hello New Member
    I've been on celexa since october for Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. I no longer have panic attacks but I'm still afraid that I'll have one when I'm traveling alone, etc.

    I'm not sure if the Celexa is working or not since I don't really put myself in "unsafe" environments without someone with me. Is anyone taking Celexa for Panic Disorder? Does it Ever go away?
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
    11:21 pm
    [god_in_a_coma]
    hallo
    I was looking over some past comments and I was surprised at how many people tried to quit cold turkey as opposed to being weened of.Isn't that dangerous? I was kind of taken a back by how many people seemed so annoyed for being on the medication in the first place. I'm on 40mg since November after suffering with severe persistant depression all my life.

    Surely taking a tablet daily is better than living in your own personal hell?

    xxXxx
    Monday, March 23rd, 2009
    2:41 pm
    [repairsitself]
    Coming off Celexa cold
    Hi guys.

    I took Celexa for 2+ years at 20mg/day. I went to Europe last week and ran out of pills while there, so I've been off for five days now. My depression and anxiety were mostly gone anyway and I'd been thinking about stopping Celexa because it gave me vertigo (occasionally while on and frequently if I missed it, with the frequency increasing over time) and I'm also annoyed at the sexual side effects.

    So far I've had frequent vertigo for the past few days, but emotionally feel no worse for the wear. I haven't noticed any other withdrawl effects, except that I'm crying very easily -- the "happy tears" at sappy movies and such. I am always an easy crier but it's become kind of ridiculous!

    I read somewhere that dramamine helps with the dizziness and vertigo. Has anyone tried this? Did it help?

    Also, for those of you who have quit cold turkey, how long will these (mild) side effects last? Should I expect them to get any worse? If they probably won't, I see no reason to go back on unless my depression returns, because I'm happy to be off and feel more awake.

    Thank you!
    Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
    11:30 pm
    [sarahgeddes]
    I'm on citalopram and just ordered some new skin care stuff that said it has St. John's Wort in it. Does anyone know if it's a bad idea? I figured since it was just topically it can't be that bad, but I'd like some other opinions. Thanks!
    Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    6:01 pm
    [zombielestrange]
    Marijuana and Celexa
    Anyone know what the effects are?
    Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
    6:35 pm
    [daddysambiguity]
    Has anyone here ever had headaches from Celexa?
    Monday, October 27th, 2008
    3:53 pm
    [pamlai]
    bad day?

    I've been using Celexa for about 5 weeks now--20mg--and I LOVE it!  Most days are pretty steady now but last week I had the worst day--I felt as bad as I did before I started taking the Celexa. The next day was back to normal .  A friend just called and said she had a similar experience with Lexapro. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
    Sunday, October 19th, 2008
    7:56 pm
    [wicked_garden]
    Menstrual cycle?
    Is it common for celexa to mess up your period cycles?

    Current Mood: curious
    Monday, September 22nd, 2008
    11:39 pm
    [girlnameddoor]
    Missed pills?
    Ok so I can't remember if I took my pills tonight. Would it be better for me to potentially skip a dose or to potentially take them twice?

    For some background - I'm on 20 mg, and if I took them, it would have been around 7 pm.
    Monday, August 25th, 2008
    4:13 pm
    [girlnameddoor]
    B vitamins and celexa?
    I'm on 20 mg of Citalopram, and I'm having that oh so common side effect of fatigue. My therapist has suggested I take B vitamins as a supplemental mood therapy, and those are known to increase energy as well. I have trouble sleeping anyway, so loading myself up with caffeine is not a good option for me. Has anyone had any luck with using B vitamins to help with this problem? My doctor okayed it, so I'm going to try it anyway. If it helps me out, I'll let you know how it works!

    Current Mood: groggy
    Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
    8:51 pm
    [uglybuffy]
    Side effect woe!
    I was put on Citalopram at the end of June by my doctor, who gave me a month of 10mg tablets, then increased my dose to 20mg as that was more usual.  I haven't had any of the bad side effects I keep hearing about and the tablets seem to be making me feel normal in mood again.  I just have one little complaint - since I went on them, I have become so sleepy.  I think I could sleep around the clock if I was allowed, and have fallen asleep in work a few times, and sadly I'm getting very behind as I can't concentrate due to being practically in a coma all the time.  My Red Bull consumption has soared!  I don't want to come off the tablets as I've noticed a big difference in how I feel, but does anyone have any advice for me on how I can wake myself up? 

    Current Mood: tired
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
    10:15 pm
    [neonpenguin]
    I don't know if this is a "duh" thing or not but just in case...
    You guys didn't know, different brands of celexa are different. Like the generics should be the same but aren't. Mine was fine, then I got the same prescription from a different pharamacy and it gave me nightmares (instead of blocking them like it usually does!) and was telling me to kill myself. I posted earlier about it, and the longer I took it the more it escalated. I called my psych and he told me about that.. how it was because a different company made it.

    Just throwing what I learned out there to you guys, if you switch brands be careful. If you aren't suicidal and start celexa and suddenly your mind thinks it's a good idea- it's prob the drug talking! I took it for months without that.. I generally love celexa. The other one was just creepy though.
    4:15 am
    [ohlawday]
    Okay, okay
    Alrighty, my name is Nessa and I have been taking Citalopram (20 mg) for 3 weeks to treat my panic disorder. I used to take Paroxetine, but the doctor took me off of it.

    I definitely hate this medication. My panic attacks have resurfaced, when my previous meds made them almost disappear.

    Also, I have experienced so much anger lately. Completely uncharacteristic of me, which is frightening. I can imagine breaking the bones of my best friends, when they aren't even irritating. It has been going way too far.

    I have an appointment with the doctor to discuss what I should do now. Hopefully, I can be placed on something that will work better for me.
    Monday, June 23rd, 2008
    3:05 am
    [mooncheezbabies]
    The ol' nonexistant libido problem
    Hey everyone. I'm 23-year old female and I'm on Celexa (30 mg), and was put on Wellbutrin (300 mg) to counteract the sexual side effects. Unfortunately, the Wellbutrin has not helped and I have basically no libido and it still takes me a long time to reach orgasm. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I just switch antidepressants?
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