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Also known as: Celexa

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Review by Sharon Lawton from Ireland (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: Been on this tablet about a month now. Even though my doctor said it won't take effect till about 6 weeks, it practically worked for me after a day because my nervous system would be very sensitive to any tablets. I'm on this tablet about a month now and to be honest it has taken away the majority of my anxiety, and panic attacks which I used to get severely. I still get flutters in my heart and rapid heart beat sometimes but nothing I can't handle. My dreams are really weird sometimes like really strange but that's to be expected I suppose. Took 20mg forgetting was supposed to take 10mg, was way too strong for me so on 10mg now, can function with that.

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September 17, 2013 6:27 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: In November 2012, After 4 years of unbearable symptoms (dizziness, headaches, facial neuralgia, sweats, spikes in blood pressure, ataxia, feeling like I was about to have a seizure) from about 5 times a week to 4 times a day and with medical investigations exhausted I decided it was time to try an SSRI. I had always insisted my symptoms caused my anxiety; not the other way round. Because of this, I put off taking the medication for about 2 years. I started on November 30th on 10mg. Felt slightly odd the next day but immediately noticed the anxiety was lessened. After 7 days I went onto 20mg/day. Things just got better and better. I'm still on the same dose now (Sept 2013). For me it has been fantastic. I'm pretty much 100% my old self.

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September 16, 2013 11:04 AM

Review by RJHappyguy:

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10

For Depression: I reluctantly started this medication a year ago after trying to deal with depression on my own. After I began taking it I had some mild side effects (Intense dreams, Tiredness) but they subsided after about a month. The good effects started at that point, I now feel stable, content and don't let things and people get to me like before. It gives me the ability to make bad thoughts simply evaporate from my thought process. I recommend this medicine to anyone who feels the destructive effects of depression like I did, but give it time to work, stick with it and it will change your life.

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September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

Review by birdy487:

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7.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: I have been taking this medication for years. At first it was great it helped me a lot with my temper and sad feelings. I have had some ups and downs with it. At one time I was taking 2.5 pills and was having trouble remembering things, and extreme trouble driving due to drowsiness. I cut back to one and tried to go off them but my moods started to swing out of control. Now I am on one and half tabs, and am feeling depressed again. My eyes are watery and I feel like crying a lot but that may be due to the fall coming on.

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September 5, 2013 9:30 PM

Review by Smi19 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Depression: I am a 20 year old female who has suffered from depression for 5 years. I have tried many different medications and have had little to no luck with anything, until my doctor prescribed me Citalopram. I feel great. I feel tired alot more often, but that's the only side effect I have noticed. I'd recommend this medication to anyone who feels their current depression medication isn't working. Hope I've helped.

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September 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Anxiety and Stress: I started this medication a year after my sibling passed away. Whether the death of my sibling caused my anxiety/depression..I'm not sure. But I have now been on this medication for four months and have noticed a change. It feels as though a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I used to have this constant fear every day and that has minimized. I'm not 100 percent, but I can tell this medication is working for me. The only side effect I've noticed is drowsiness. I started taking it at night rather than in the morning and I have felt so much better.

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August 31, 2013 1:41 AM

Review by 746b ( no one calls me that):

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8.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: I am 14 years old and I started taking Celexa a few weeks ago for depression and I took it a couple years back for anxiety. It has worked good I have been feeling depressed since the third grade and have been having uncontrolled regretful thoughts for a while. This works and I am feeling better. It gave me such a weird feeling which I think is happiness but anyway it's new thanks to this medication.

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August 30, 2013 6:40 PM

Review by UPAR:

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10

For Depression: I started taking Celexa just over 2 years ago after my 3rd husband and I broke up. I was really depressed. DR. gave me 10 mg of Celexa. I felt like a new person within 24 hours. It has changed my life. For the first time I truly feel balanced. I tried to stop Celexa after about a year later. After about a month I started feeling a low level depression, weepy and negative. I went back on my 10 mg. and am up and running again. I can look back on my relationships and see how my depression really contributed to the breakups.

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August 27, 2013 12:53 AM

Review by Feeling a little better (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: The depression, feelings of worthlessness, suicidal thoughts and chronic anger have all eased somewhat since I started taking Celexa (10mg). I've been on it for about two months and have noticed a marked difference. Sleeping okay after insomnia at first. No decrease in sex drive (male), but definite decrease in ability. Hoping that doesn't last. Although some days I feel like my old self, mostly I feel better. Life has become more clear to me, my relationship with my wife appears to be improving, and this has allowed me to begin forgiving myself. Long road ahead. I wish you all the best.

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August 23, 2013 6:01 PM

Review by wil.yumm:

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10

Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: Little groggy when I take it at night, but that's all I noticed.

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August 13, 2013 6:52 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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4.0

For Depression: I began taking this medication and it made a huge difference. After a few weeks I started to feel like my old self again. I started on 10mg and after a few months my doctor increased to 20mgs. Initially the side effects were just headaches and excessive yawning. But hey, what's a head ache compared to depression and anxiety? It took 7 months for the bad side effects to kick in. I started forgetting things. Having zero recollection of things I had done. I seemed to be writing things out of order which has never been an issue with me. I'd do things like have a piece of trash in one hand and my car keys in the other and go to a trash can to throw the trash away and put my keys in there instead of the trash! Unfortunately have to stop this medicine.

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August 13, 2013 5:03 PM

Review by Momocita:

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10

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I'm using this for my OCD and panic attacks. I've been on it for 3 weeks and I haven't had any panic attacks and as my OCD it helped. I'm only on 10mg and I have no side effects. This is a good antidepressant.

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August 11, 2013 3:50 AM

Review by MrBreeze (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Panic Disorder: Been on citalopram 5 weeks now. Getting better, only side effect I had was yawning. Feel big difference, been on many medicines for panic disorder just like most of us have it seems to be working.

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August 9, 2013 8:27 AM

Review by MollyCey:

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10

Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: Had severe postpartum depression after my oldest was born. I thought that my experience was "normal" and due to the daily fatigue that new parents experience. Halfway through my second pregnancy I spoke with my OB about the crying/anxiety and sadness I experienced after her birth and she decided to put me on 10 mg Celexa; what a God send! With my husband deployed and a scary pregnancy this was exactly what I needed to cope and prepare with the new changes. I didn't feel so hopeless after he was born and the overwhelming feeling that had plagued me before was gone. I now take 20 mg to deal with my SADD and hectic job working in a Level 1 Trauma ER and it does the trick. I love Celexa and owe my positive parenting and job to the company. Thank you.

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August 1, 2013 8:33 PM

Review by linzijay (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Depression: Four days in, 10mg citalopram. Really notice a change, my constant anxiety attacks my breathlessness and fear of dying have subsided, have had no side effects. That was my greatest fear. I read too many horror stories on it over net but I am glad I finally took them after a week of pure fighting the fear of it.

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August 1, 2013 5:04 PM

Review by SDS#2:

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10

Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: Severe panic attacks, couldn't drive much, never on freeways, bridges, etc. I can do it now after so many years of being unable to and even housebound for a while.

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July 29, 2013 1:38 AM

Review by Jose d (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: I feel better. But I feel that I can't focus. As well my left side of my face is tingling. I going to stop and call my doctor. This is not the first I taking this medication and never had this side effect.

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July 27, 2013 8:44 PM

Review by Happy:) (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: I would say I have seen a complete turn around in my depression. I use 40mg of Celexa and Xanax proscribed three times a day if needed. I usually take two Xanax before bed to fall asleep. I've been on it a year and can say its been a a blessing. Didn't start that way! I chose to stick through some of the side effects and gradually increased my dosage. From 10, 20, 30 now 40 mg which I take every morning. Now I feel the balance. When in need, I spoke with my Doctor to increase if I was not feeling to my full potential of the medicines. Still working on my anxiety around people! Doing better from where I started. GOOD LUCK ALL!

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July 27, 2013 12:29 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: I was suffering from extreme panic disorder, could barely leave the house, didn't think I would ever feel like myself again. I was put on Celexa and within a few weeks I started doing things that I thought I would never do again. I didn't think I would be able to go to college but with the help of Celexa I went off to college and felt like myself again after a few months. It was still a struggle at first, don't get me wrong, it is not magic, but it makes the panic manageable. I would definitely recommend the combination of this and CBT.

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July 25, 2013 3:32 PM

Review by braziej (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: I have found my stress tolerance threshold has dramatically increased since starting Celexa. Anxiety is better but not much.

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July 25, 2013 2:05 PM

Review by celexa (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: Positive mood changes after using for several weeks. However, on this medication sex drive is practically non-existent for me (Male).

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July 24, 2013 5:39 PM

Review by Recovering Abuser (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

For Anxiety and Stress: Some years ago I began physically abusing my children and wife as the exasperation I was feeling steered my thoughts into a cycle of negativity and emotional upheaval. The abuse, which I intellectually knew was wrong, would nonetheless arise in my "fits of rage," or decisions to become emotionally abusive. With cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation and citalopram I am now nearly free from heralding such abuse upon those I love and I am so proud of myself as a husband, father.

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July 23, 2013 11:02 PM

Review by ldd513:

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8.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: 25yr. Female. I started taking 10mg of Celexa after experiencing severe depression. I was having harmful thoughts, insomnia and anxiety in all aspects of life. I finally succumbed to the fact, I needed to take medication because therapy, exercise, positive thoughts and other outlets were not working. The first few weeks sucked. I had severe insomnia, couldn't eat and felt ramped up and clenched my teeth when I did sleep. I never had the zombie experience though. But a few weeks later, the world seemed more clear & happy. Celexa did nothing for my anxiety, I had to add Klonopin, but it worked for my mood swings and depression. I would go on it again if I had to. Just remember everyone has different brain chemistry.

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July 15, 2013 6:39 PM

Review by sec1 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: I had terrible side effects from taking Tamoxifen. I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, could not sleep due to hot flashes, cried all the time, often just felt like I had the flu. My oncologist suggested I try citalopram. My world is wonderful! I feel better than I ever have. Not only did it help tremendously with the side effects of Tamoxifen, but it has also taken care of anxiety and depression that I had been living with, but never did anything about it. I have no side effects from the citalopram, except weight gain. I am working on that, though. All my family and friends are amazed at the difference in me. I have been taking 20mg for over a year.

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July 9, 2013 7:23 AM

Review by Julz82:

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7.0

Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: Just started Celexa, and already I noticed the more feeling of calm, and calm is not something I think I've ever been, I get angered easy, upset, cry, feel overwhelmed, hopeless, feel better off dead, mood always up and down because of how many losses I have had in my life, feeling like a failure, you name it, I really hope this helps me long term. I've noticed a difference already and am optimistic.

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July 4, 2013 12:46 PM

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