:confused:Hi.. I wanted to see if someone on here could give me some advise on celexa? I was recently prescribed 20 mg daily for anxeity and depression by my new psychiatrist. She told me to start out by breaking the 20mg pill in half and taking 10mg the first week or two. I have never taken this drug and wanted to see what anyone else who has taken this drug experienced with it. My doctor has also put me on valium 5 mg prn which i can only take half of because it makes me so tired. I have not started the celexa yet as I wanted to try to get some info on the drug from other people first. Please someone give me some answers...
17 Sep 2007
Celexa is a good anti-depressant. Don't worry.
A Psychiatrist isn't going to prescribe you a drug that's gonna hurt you. If you
feel the drug isn't compatible with you, let him know and he'll prescribe an alternative drug. Celexa works for a lot of people, including myself.
Hope this helps. :)
23 Sep 2007
Thanks Mike, I have been prescribed Celexa and have not yet had the script filled. My previous antidepressant was Paxil CR which had helped me in the past; then I stopped taking it when my "situation" changed and I felt better. Later, I needed it again but this last time it did not alleviate the depression/anxiety/etc. So my new MD told me to try Celexa. I have read the side effects and the only problem I see is that I had hepB in the past. My doctor knows this and he still prescribed the Celexa. I just want the anxiety, aggressiveness (a side effect of depression), and anger to go away. Maybe I should go away.
27 Sep 2007
I had HepB 21 yrs. ago. There's nothing wrong with being cautious,but you're doing nothing but prolonging your depression and anxiety. It takes about 2 weeks for Celexa to kick in so let's go. Really Celexa is a very good drug as far as pharmaceuticals go. It's not going to hurt you, it's going to help you. I have no side effects. Just quit worrying and over analyzing, try it. No one is going to force you to continue taking something that isn't working for you, if it doesn't you can try something else, but you're still going to have this experience with that drug as well--anxiety. Celexa has a high success rate. So just go for it. You have to begin somewhere. God Bless you and give you the courage to jump. Mike
20 Oct 2007
hi guys just wanted to let you know that i am on day 10 of 10 mg of celexa and it is going great!! I will be bumping up eventually to around 40 mg. The only side effect I have noticed is a slight headache but ever changing weather here in ky has thrown my sinuses and allergies for a spin. This drug has definetly made a huge difference in my life already. I was so afraid to try any meds but this one is awsome!! Thanks so much for your advice and good luck to all!! Also panic is at a almost minimum and the med gives me a ton of energy! Don't be afraid to try this med!!
- Celexa Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Celexa (detailed)
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