I have had Lyme disease in the past and am worried it is coming back, can't sleep, achy joints and almost every other symptom, plus some new ones, that I had right before the Lyme was finally diagnosed. I went to a new Dr. today and she prescribed some things for my muscle aches and pain from the muscle and joints but she also prescribed Celexa. Now that I am reading on it I see it is an antidepressant and not a sleep aid. I have never been depressed and the pharmacist said that he has never seen it prescribed for sleeplessness. Has anyone ever had it for that? I really don't want to take if it is not going to help. Especially if side effects are suicidal and depression. Why add more on my plate.
I have never heard of celexa being used for sleeplessness either. I took celexa for depression only and I took it in the morning as it would keep me awake if I took it too close to my bed time, but other members from this site may have more information on celexa that may be able to answer you better.
I am sorry I couldn't help more.
I hope you find your answer soon... pamee
Hi ptw111 Here in the northwest i have filled lots of prescriptions for lyme's were you treated with antibiotics as soon as you were bit??? When we go out in the woods camping,hunting,whatever the first think i do is stip and look and even if i get the tick out clean i go or call the doctor and go through the regiment of antibiotics its better than finding out you get lymes I don't want to take a chance but once treated if its soon enough you usually don't get flair up unless you were bit again... Anyway i wanted to say a side effect o celexa which i copied and paste now dizziness or fainting
But this is a rare one drowsiness in all my years as a pharmacy technician i have never seen it used for sleep,quite the oppisite most people take in the am because of the wound up effect it gives but a study years ago has found out that many people with chronic pain joint pain do much better or have to take less pain pills when taking a antidepressant,they are not sure why but it works great..i seen many people taking strong meds be able to almost stop there pain meds but to sleep i go with kaismama call the doctor i have a feeling more times than not it keeps you awake..good luck Chuck 1957 retired phacy technician Cpht.
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