My 13 yr old daughter just started Celexa 10mg to see if it helps with both her severe anxiety and her moood swings. Any feed back as to if it has helped with things like feeling like you can't leave home, wanting to stay inside, and irrability?
Your daughter is 13. Have you begun keeping track of her mood swings and irritability on the calender? My mother did that when I was her age for about a year and it was fairly regular, six or seven days per month before I began menstruating at age 14. Perhaps her anxiety is related. I was diagnosed with PMDD, which is PreMenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Lots of bad cramping, anxiety, irritability, and time out of school. Perhaps you could look into it. Its just a suggestion. Best to you both.
I tried to answer about Celexa on another post, but got pending approval which means the answer went to la-la land. Anyway, Celexa can help w/anxiety & depression. For a young person you definitely want to start at a low dose. It's all trial & error, but if there are bad side effects, you have to discontinue & start something else. I took Celexa for the 1st time when I was forty. It did make me happier but then it pooped out yrs later. The main side effect I had was upset stomach. The package insert says that for younger people to watch out for suicidal thoughts. I started to feel better after about a week taking it. It can take up to 4 weeks. If someone is bipolar (severe mood swings) they usually give a different med. It was tough enough being a teenager when I was young, but now with everyone trashing each other on social media it's really hard.
MEAND; yes this doe's sound like a good choice for your daughter to try. And the dose seems right for her age to start with. Most start to get results faster with this one. Then on others that are in the same family. But it should work well for both the Anxiety and other symptoms you have listed. Many do very well with this, You want to make sure you keep a good eye on her. More so for the first few weeks, some people complain of side effects during that time or it can intense the symptoms that it is supposed to help with others no problems at all. But after the first week or two it starts to kick in faster than other's and help give her the relief she needs, Also sometimes the doctor could add something to this to help make it work better if she still has problems before trying something else.
I know you have many answers already which are good also, But this is the time your daughter needs to get this under control to help here be more social and help control the mood swing etc. So she can deal better in school and with making friends etc. She is very lucky to have an Understanding mom to try and get her through this period I know it is not easy on you either, So just some extra patience and love and this medication as it kicks in should help her a lot. I sure wish I had a mom like you when I was 13. I DO FEEL YOUR DOING THE RIGHT THING. we well hope together that this well be the one that is going to work for her. It's not easy. Have a good evening chuck1957
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