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Postpartum Depression 10 reviews 7 medications
   
8.6
Anxiety and Stress 246 reviews 9 medications
   
7.7
Depression 261 reviews 77 medications
   
7.5
Summary of Celexa reviews 517 reviews 7.9

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For Anxiety and Stress "I woke up.from the absolute craziest dream I've ever had...FREAKING OUT...COULD NOT BREATH, AND THOUGHT I WAS DIEING...I immediately called ppl in my family that have been on antidepressants, and they said just give it time, the side effects will go away...so I continued to take it...today is day 14, I am more nervous and depressed still...I have NO emotion, my head hurts constantly, STILL have no balance...I think my doctor WRONGLY prescribed me something I DIDN'T need, that COMPLETELY ruins with you (when you don't really need it ) I'm severely annoyed...stopping my med tomorrow and flushing the rest of my pills...I'm sooo disgusted"

   
1.0

Lindsay d February 7, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress "I started Celexa after trying many other meds for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I can't begin to say how much I love it. It' truly has given me a life I never knew. I feel so much better and things now roll off instead of driving me insane! Best decision I ever made. Really need to give it a good two months. That's when I really noticed the change."

   
10

Tis2016 February 2, 2016

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For Postpartum Depression "I have always struggled with depression but after giving birth my depression spiraled out of control. I was miserable every second of the day. My husband finally told me I make an appointment or he makes it for me. I started off at 10mg of Celexa, and was moved up to 20mg. It has completely turned my life around. I finally feel like I'm living again. I haven't had any side effects other than minor headaches."

   
10

Chantnn February 1, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress "This medication is definitely not for me. I suffer from social anxiety and panic attacks. I took 10 mg daily for 2 weeks. Although while on this medication, I did not have my panic attacks; I still had social anxiety. I was completely emotionless, couldn't stay sleeping, and never had an orgasm; the total zombie affect. It gave me headaches every morning and jaw pain-I guess a withdrawal side effect. I would not recommend to anyone unless you are coming off of some hard drugs. Every addictive! Severe side effects!"

   
1.0

felt drugged February 1, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress "I have been on Celexa since May and was reluctant to start since I had read all sorts of bad reviews on the internet. However, I am so glad I did because it has truly changed my life. I used to stress over everything and I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I feel 100% better. Celexa has allowed me to take control of my emotions, to read situations more clearly and to put things in my life into perspective so that I am not in a constant state of anxiety. I did not experience any side-effects. This drug has allowed me to take back the control of my life and has stopped that constant worried voice that was in my head. I highly recommend it to anyone who has the same issues as myself."

   
9.0

Penny243111111 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 22, 2016

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For Depression "I was put on Celexa for Depression, Bipolar as well as my OCD (Onsessive Compulsive Disorder). I start off taking 10mg and then later upgraded to 20mg but my experience wasn't entirely the greatest. The Celexa aggravated my OCD ticks making them occur more frequently which automatically raised my level of anxiety and stress. I am always tired and feel like a complete zombie, I find it tiring to even laugh and smile. My appetite has increased drastically, I pretty much never stop eating. And it has really affected my bipolar making me very irritable. Ever since I've been on Celexa I've had many child-like tantrums where I have gotten physically violent. This pill wasn't for me. I am currently still on Celexa but am being weened off of it."

   
2.0

Haleydarlingnc (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 22, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress "I used celexa to treat my severe stress triggered anxiety and panic attacks. It was limiting my life to the point I thought I'd have to quit my job. I'd never been on anti anxiety drugs but started on 10mg which is very low. Did not see effects immediately. Things started feeling 'different' before they felt better. My personal side effects were fatigue, restless tossing and turning at night (normally I'm out like a log), night sweats, and weirdly sweaty hands. All of this was WAY better than having anxiety though so I'm not complaining! It relieved some anxiety but didn't really pick up my mood. I'm sensitive to medication and underweight so this might be a unusual experience. I'm switching to Paxil to see if I get better results."

   
5.0

Carolyn,23,F (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 21, 2016

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For Depression "Changed and SAVED my life..."

   
9.0

TAR12 January 19, 2016

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For Depression "I've been on and off for 9 years and I'm 25. I have been on 10mg before and am currently on 5mg. I went off it for a while and I find that I am able to laugh harder but also feel deeper sadness without them. They stabilize me. I get to a very dark place without just that 5mg to keep me level. I would rather be a bit unable to express emotion than over emotional. I struggle with anxiety, paranoia and low stress tolerance. It helps me live somewhat normally. Higher doses make me feel robotic, unable to process my own emotion. I am sensitive to meds and so 5mg (half of the minimum dose) helps me! The therapeutic dose is 20mg, and for me that would lessen the quality of my life as I would be unable to feel emotion. I love it celexa. Try it."

   
9.0

Chevio1990 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 5, 2016

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For Depression "I have had a lifelong struggle with depression. I had a precious baby 4 months ago and began to struggle with Postpartum Depression. I thought if I lost the baby weight I'd feel better. I got put on Phentermine which sent me into a downward spiral and the worst depression of my life! I went to the Dr 6 days after starting phentermine and he took me off of phen and put me on Celexa 10mg. Within 2-3 days, I felt so much better! My husband and I were arguing every other day before treatment and we haven't had a single disagreement since I started 3 weeks ago. We are both so happy with my results. My side effects have been not being able to sleep and I'm always hungry. So far I haven't had weight gain but I've really had to have self control."

   
9.0

chandlertn January 2, 2016

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For Depression "Celexa seems to be effective and works ok. It picks me up in the morning and helps a little. The effect lessens over time when I continued to take it. I take Effexor on the side of that and it really works. It's not powerful, it's mild but does lessen depression. Not the best."

   
4.0

CB552 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 1, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress "I have a previous traumatic stroke 5 years ago. I have been maintained with blood thinners and 1mg ativan. Recently last month my anxiety and panic attacks are at all time high. They are daily and debilitating.. I fear of dying but have had numerous ER trips and Dr visits that always come back very healthy.. I have only been on celexa for 3 days. Are anyone out there with similar background and positive experiences with this drug. Thanks"

   
6.0

Btoostressed December 31, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I take celexa 40 mg per day. I am taking it to help with PTSD, from when someone tried to kill me a few years ago. I also have extreme anxiety about small spaces, flying in an airplane and heights. I also have occasional panic attacks. Celexa has worked wonders for the constant anxiety and sadness I was feeling. Celexa has made me feel calm in situations where I would have previously panicked. I feel like my old self most days of the week. I would recommend this medication to anyone with anxiety about certain situations and fears."

   
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Lisa 221122 December 24, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "Hi there can somebody please help me as I've been on citalopram 20mg for 16 days now do feel a little bit better but not there yet. I want to be my self again as I've got no control over my mind feels like I'm going crazy can some body please let me know"

   
6.0

Goodace (taken for less than 1 month) December 23, 2015

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For Depression "Initially, Celexa seemed to be a drug designed for me. The abysmal lows and occasional glimpses of normality eventually gave way to an emotional state that was calm with no anxiety. On the other hand, there were no highs just the flatline sense of calm. From the beginning un try il about the 2 year mark my serenity became so overwhelming that paying bills, house cleaning, checking the oil, getting to work on time, making and going to doctor appointments and a dozen other aspects of daily life all became unimportant. Nothing disturbed me, overdue notices, collection calls, etc. This went on for about two years until I reached the height of serenity and then began an ugly, violent, self-destructive and ultimately suicidal state of mind."

   
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wvdep (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 22, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "Celexa has alot of ingredients that you do not need. Lexapro is cleaner more potent form of celexa. Celexa is not ment for anxiety. I am seeing alot of placebo effects on here. I swear alot of these comments are from the celexa company"

   
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Jay de December 14, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "One day out of the blue I started experiencing extreme anxiety and panic attacks. I would wake up in the middle of the night shaking and sweating. I couldn't eat, sleep, or socialize with my friends. I was scared at first but finally decided to try celexa. Initially the side effect sucked. Insomnia, increased anxiety, and a weird fuzzy head feeling. I switched to taking it in the morning and that helped with the insomnia. I also slowly titrated by 5mg up to my recommend dose which lessened the side effects. All in all, I'm very happy with the results. I rarely get anxious anymore. For those of you just getting on to it, give it time."

   
8.0

madi123 December 10, 2015

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For Depression "2 yrs ago my oldest daughter was murdered and then this year I went through a divorce. My youngest daughter lost her job and moved in. I'm on disability and mounting stress was huge. I also am also in chronic pain due to degenerative disc disease. Finely I went to my Dr and said I give in. She put me on 10 mg of this med and first 2 wks I slept all the time but now I'm noticing a change and feel a little more level. Anxiety is still here but not as bad.. I do suffer headaches and sleep long and hard and have a huge increased appetite ugh.... But overall I'm feeling better and more positive . Glad I gave it a chance."

   
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kamdebbi December 9, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I started celexa because I was having outbursts due to anxiety. At first I was afraid to try it, so I took a half dose for the first week. The initial side effects sucked - fuzzy/cloudy brain, was dizzy, couldn't concentrate. I took it at night to sleep thru it until those initial symptoms went away, then back to morning so I can sleep better. After ~3 weeks I did notice a decrease in my anxiety and outbursts. It's been ~2 months now and I have not had any incidents at work, and overall I am much better about dealing with stress. I don't feel weird or different or withdrawn or anything otherwise. I actually thought the meds weren't working until I looked back & realized I hadn't had any more episodes!"

   
8.0

BKitty (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 5, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I was prescribed 20mg Celexa and 0.5mg of Xanax, first day I took both as directed, slept for an hour and a half and once I woke I had a panic attack for the next hour or so. The next day I took just the Celexa, slept for an hour and a half again, this time the panic attack was much worse, dizzy, felt like getting sick, come close to calling 911. It finally subsided and went to bed only to lay there wide awake, felt out of it all day. Dr said to stop taking it, prescribed Paxil since I've had success with it before."

   
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stein2015 December 2, 2015

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For Depression "Dr just put me on 20 2x a day with 1 mg Ativan PRN. I was on Zanex 1 mg 2x a day I have been through the worst thing a parent can go through losing a child 12 years ago she was 8 then I'm a widow now lost my husband 5 years ago he was 41. I see a psychiatrist huh nothing mends a broken heart but I will keep trying what the Dr keeps putting me on"

   
4.0

Sad150 (taken for less than 1 month) November 30, 2015

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For Depression "Ejaculation impaired unable to climax"

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I'm only one week in, and seriously feel better. I'm a mom of two and a lawyer--I've suffered a lot of loss and have been shouldering a lot of stresses. I've always been anxious, but just thought that was who I was. My doctor put me on 10 mg of Celexa. I did have some nausea the first few days and headaches, but other than that nothing. I had so much anxiety about taking the medication, I almost didn't. But one evening my daughter told me that all of the things I worry about turn out fine--and she was right. If you need help, sometimes you can't do it yourself. I exercise, meditate, eat well, sleep well, but I couldn't shake the anxiety. This has helped a ton. I laugh, I feel more relaxed, and I'm gratefully enjoying life again."

   
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littlechickens November 23, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "My doctor prescribed me celexa ten days ago as I suffer from bad anxiety attacks im also diabetic so she thinks the anxiety is brought on because of my unstable blood sugars ...the attacks were making my life hell also being a mum of three this was just not good ... I'm not sure on how I feel at the moment ???...i sweat so much feel sick and like I'm high on drugs ( such a weird feeling ) but I get a moment in the day where I feel okish and can see hope at the end of the tunnel .. I'm not sure if this means the tablets are working or not ?? I hope they do :))"

   
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bessie89 (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I started getting anxiety attacks and my doctor started me off on 10mg of celexa. The first few days, I noticed I had more anxiety and it made me really sleepy and groggy. After a few more days, I noticed it made me not want to get out of bed and lost almost all appetite. I was forcing myself to eat and ended up losing 9lbs in 10 days. By day 10, I couldn't take it anymore, I knew something wasn't right and celexa was making it worse and making me feel worse. I went to my doctor and she told me to stop right away, that the side effects shouldnt have lasted that long or made me feel depressed. It didn't work for me."

   
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T23br (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2015

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