Today My Dr. gave me some samples of brintellix. I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. have for about 20 years... I have been on almost every anti-depressant there is... I have been on Celexa 40 mg for about 3 years now... it worked fine, but now I do not feel it is effective anymore and have been having crushing depression problems... My Dr. told me to start off on the 5 mg. tab, once daily for 2 weeks..then up it to 10 mg daily thereafter... after reading all of the reviews , well I can say that this drug sounds like a big dose of fresh hell!!! I am already 15 lbs over weight, which I have been working hard to lose and if it will make me gain more. .well that's not happening. I am confused as to how some people gain weight when they are throwing up everyday that they take this stuff... So... Please advise friends... should I give this medication a try... or should I run like hell from it! The cost of the drug is no option but if it makes me more bat crap crazy than I already feel I would rather spend the $$$ at Sachs or Nordstrom's ! Thanks so much!
redhead; Yes give it a try that is the only way you well know, Yes it does say weight gain and also weight loss And most I know or have seen have had no problem in weight and for extra precaution watch what you are eating but in the true numbers very few gained weight. And if it works for you its well worth it.They just put to much crap in the patient info. That scares to many that can benefit from some of these meds
You may take this medicine with or without food.
Do not stop using Brintellix suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.info from Drugs.com ****redhead*** Please don't worry about the weight Just a reminder this is still one of the meds that you sometimes get the nasty side effect when you first start but they go away within 2 weeks, ALSO IT MAKES ME SO MAD that they scare people with all the crap they put in the patient literature Because they get these side effects off of a small amout of people during the studies, And they may have not even had that side effect but if another medication that is related to one in this drug then they have to list it.But what I have seen and heard very few gain weight also the true side effects really don't come out until its on the market and a lot of people start to take it, Then it takes so long to get the side effects updated. Please hold off on the shopping and get yourself feeling good first.
Please give this a try. I have suffered with MD for 50 years, and tried just about every drug combination you can think of. Brentillix has some interesting (if you call a sour stomach interesting) startup issues, but nothing like the first or second generation SSRIs.
It still takes 6-8 weeks to become really effective. If you are already on an SSRI, then weaning you off that and on to this can be tough. It works for me. I hop that it does for you as well.
- Celexa Information for Consumers
- Celexa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celexa (detailed)
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