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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: I have had depression since I was little. After a traumatic event happened to me I became a competely different person. I became even more depressed, did not want to live and became very isolated person. I had a number of different doctors: one said I was BiPolar the other said something else. THEN FINALLY after many years being nervous all the time: my mother found a Good doctor that actually listened to me and did not rush to give me medicines. She said I suffer from social anxiety and started me at 10mg, and then went up to 20mg. And I have been on this for over a year now and it saved my life. I am able to go out again and I have a boyfriend, which I could not do before. This saved my life and I am much happier. Really.
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citalopram for Panic Disorder: I have dealt with depression for many years. Was put on Celexa 2 months ago and its been amazing for me! The panic attacks went away in a matter of days and I still have emotions, not walking around like a zombie. I feel and enjoy every moment! I highly recommend Celexa.
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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: I've been on Celexa now for about 2 months for anxiety. It really helps for the anxiety but I have trouble falling asleep. When I do fall asleep I have long vivid dreams all night. Very weird dreams.
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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: I suffered from anxiety since the passing of my parents. I couldn't be the passenger in a vehicle, go in an elevator or revolving doors. I found it difficult to be around a lot of people, I also began to not feel happy anymore. My husband finally acknowledged the change and I did something about it. I am on Celexa 10 mg and it has made me so much more calm and relaxed. Only side effect, I yawn a lot and makes me tired.
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Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: I am a 33 yr old female. I've been on Celexa 10mg for 2 weeks now. I am so glad I my doctor offered me this; it is amazing in so many ways. I needed something for my bad mood swings, and I was depressed also. Celexa has made me not worry about all the things that don't matter, its giving me more energy, and I feel so much more free in a way, I feel happier. My fiance has noticed a big change in me. The only thing I noticed was I'm more thirsty and I wake up a little earlier, but other then that everything is great! I really recommend this to anyone who needs something for your mood, depression, or even worrying too much and I was always against medicine like this. I never wanted it, now I wish I would have asked for it sooner.
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Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: I will start off by saying this medicine is very effective and has worked for my light anxiety and depression, and very excited about it! Like many others that have reviewed, Celexa did make me tired for the first few weeks and did have an impact on my sex drive. Overall I gladly accept the side effects for the calm/relaxed feeling that I have. It has surprisingly made my meetings at work and public speaking more manageable. I am 34 years old and have tried self-medicating with plenty of sleep and exercise and healthy diet (and positive thinking). After years of 'dealing with it' I just asked the doctor for something mild enough to lift me up and he suggested Celexa; and I am so glad he did. It's made a difference in my life!
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Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: Celexa has definitely helped me get back to my normal self but I've only been taking it a week (started with 10mg for a few days and now I'm at 20mg) and it has completely taken away my appetite. I have thrown up every day sometimes multiple times a day but I feel great otherwise. Happiness comes a lot easier so I'll deal with the excessive vomiting for a while since I need to lose some weight anyway.
Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: I have been on 40mg Celexa for well over a year. I was put on it after my depression didn't respond to Prozac. It made me tired for the first few weeks and whenever my doctor increased the dose, but that subsides. It does not help much for anxiety for me, but greatly improves my depression.
citalopram for Depression: I have been unemployed for going on 3 years and at age 58 after lay off I see no end in sight. Its been constant rejection or no reply to my hundreds of resumes sent.
Not 1 interview-not 1 call of inquiry-dead silence.
My severance and $401K long drained and no health care for 2 1/2 years with wife and 4 kids so you get the picture of high stress and depression.
My Dr prescribed Citalopram. I noticed pretty immediate results in calming me down and have to say about 2 months later it has worked.
But at times I still feel a bit jumpy and take things personally so it could be that I just need to up dosage from current 20MG. It works- that's all that matters.
citalopram for Depression: This medication was my first psych medicine ever. I was almost done with high school and it helped me get through a very suicidal and alcoholic phase. I did gain a little weight on it, but ten pounds isn't that bad. It perked me up, yet helped me sleep very well and really helped my depression.
citalopram for Panic Disorder: I am 18, and have had panic disorder for as long as I can remember. They were horrible, and most days I struggled to leave the house without medication. I have tried many different medications, each with it's own ups and downs, when my doctor gave me citalopram. Within a week, my panic attacks almost vanished. I have not had any side effects.
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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: I have been taking Celexa since December, and it has helped me get rid of my anxiety. I don't know what caused my anxiety to come on exactly, but once I got home from school for semester break I started getting awful anxiety. I was getting very good grades and for the most part I had no worries at all, but I found myself not wanting to hang out with friends, not wanting to eat meals at all, even when it was my favorite food, just wanting to lay around the house and watch TV and try to sleep. Once my doctor put me on Celexa it only took a few days before I became the old me, wanting to go out with friends and doing things I have always enjoyed. I take 10mg daily. As far as side effects go, I haven't had any.
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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: Currently on week 2 of my experience with Celexa to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and depression. The first couple of days were absolutely terrible due to side effects (nausea, insomnia, headache, flu like symptoms and a huge increase in my depression). Don't know why I had such a severe reaction to the medication right off the bat since I've heard this is one of more tolerant SSRI's in terms of side effects. But after the a few days my system normalized and I'm already starting to feel like myself again. The doctor said it could take up to 4-6 weeks for it to fully be in effect, but I find myself sleeping through the night and waking up with a much more positive attitude and not on edge with anxiety like I had been in the past. So far so good!
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citalopram for Depression: I am taking it for anxiety and depression and have experienced a lot of yawning and nausea. I feel energized in the morning than the energy seems to drain out of me but once I find something to keep me busy like walking my dogs/exercising I feel much better. Overall I feel good taking this medicine. I feel more positive and I am not thinking of the things about my loss that it could have been my fault that caused it.
Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: I'm 17, and I've been on Celexa for roughly 2 months now, and its fantastic! I went from a depressed/suicidal teen to a happy outgoing person. I have my life back, I've never felt this good in a long time. I have struggled most of my teen years with depression, eating disorder and severe OCD, and now I am free to live my own life. My obsessions and compulsions have gone away, and I am far from depressed, I feel more normal then I have ever been. It took about 4 weeks to finally start working, I started at 10mg and now I'm at 20mg, works great and no side effects besides slight headaches occasionally and crazy vivid dreams.
Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: I have had depression my whole life. Tried Zoloft, Effexor, and 3 other medicines. I have been on this for a month now and its been great. Still have sadness but that's normal because I lost my dad not to long ago so I am still grieving, but the tiredness was the worst side effect and I still have it but I am hoping that it will go away the longer I take it. Only reason I didn't rate it so high is because I haven't been on it too long.
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Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: I started taking Celexa about five months ago and let me tell you, my life is finally normal. I had been suffering from depression and anxiety since I was 13 and it got significantly worse over the course of five years until I was crying and enraged over anything and everything. I could not think straight. Even when I knew I was getting mad over something small, I could not control my anger. I am currently taking 20 mg of Celexa and experiencing no side effects. I am completely back to normal on this medicine. I can think straight and I am happy!
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citalopram for Panic Disorder: 25 years of Panic, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, OCD. Have tried Zoloft, Luvox, Lexapro and Anafranil. Citalopram has unsurpassed efficacy for the aforementioned conditions. Quite simply the best SSRI. Panic literally disappeared, anxiety decimated, depression lifted. Also getting relief from OCD symptoms. Zero side effects. Titrated off Wellbutrin which exacerbated my anxiety. Highly Recommend, outstanding medication.
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citalopram for Anxiety and Stress: Like so many other reviewers, citalopram worked well for several months (actually a year and a half, in my case) but eventually the honeymoon ended and my debilitating anxiety and depression came back with a vengeance. The doctor put me on Lamictal, but I think it's more or less useless, and it makes me feel dizzy.
citalopram for Depression: I was on Citalopram for two days I started experiencing suicidal thoughts, trembling, insomnia, difficulty breathing, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and night sweats. I was immediately taken off of this antidepressant. What works for some may not work for others.
citalopram for Anxiety and Stress: I've been on Citalopram for 7 days now. The first 3 days were really hard. I had stomach pains and diarrhea. After the 4th day everything started to get better. I notice I started to become happy. I still have mood swings but they do not last as long. The only thing that bothers me is that I do not want to work out any more. I used to work out 2 to 3 times a week. I hope this changes as I keep taking this. I really miss working out.
Celexa (citalopram) for Postpartum Depression: I used Celexa for postpartum depression and it was like a miracle! I had a sick baby and just thought I was a 'bad mom' and couldn't handle the stress. My marriage took a big hit and my husband refused to have a 2nd child with me due to the depression/anxiety. I spoke to my doctor when my son was 7-8 months old and went on 10 mg of Celexa. It was like turning on a light in a dark room! I sure wish I would have figured out what was wrong with me sooner! I tried to go off after about a year, but the moodiness and irritability came back, so I went back on for another 6 months or so before successfully stopping. Few side effects for me. I would recommend!
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citalopram for Anxiety and Stress: I started taking 10mg daily about 2 years ago. It has made me less stressed on a daily basis and has decreased any anxiety I had about the little things in life. I used to be paranoid about a lot of minor things and that paranoia has gone away almost completely. My moods were "down " at least 2 weeks out of 4 in my cycle. I thought this would help me feel more upbeat, along with eliminating the anxiety. At first I felt tired but after a couple of months, but after 2 months I was back to my normal self. I recommend this medicine to anyone who feels daily anxiety and stress and long-lasting (2 weeks at a time) mood swings.
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