My doctor gave me Clexa for depression, it seemed to work great except I couldn't sleep that good, but when I found out I couldn't sleep on it, he gave me something else for the sleep. However, there was one side affect that was quite bothersome, I would wake up every morning with terrible dirrehea, was wondering if anyone out there has been on Celexa and wondered if anyone else had the same symptoms, and if you did experience the terrible dirrehea every morning, did it go away over time? This medicine really seemed to help, so hoping to find an answer saying "yes, I take it and yes, I had it but it went away) I know with alot of anti-depressants that some people have side affects and most of them go away after a little time, so if any of you have or still take Celexa, did you experience the dirrehea and did it go away over time?
Does anyone know about side effects of Celexa?
- 28 Jun 2010 by sporter669
- 4 May 2013
- celexa, depression, dysthymia, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, postpartum depression, sleep disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, side effect, sleep, anxiety and stress
FIRST:ONE OF THE MANY SIDE EFFECTS OF CELEXA IS "DIARREHA"
SECOND: CONTACT YOUR PSYACHIATRIST AND EXPLAIN WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING.
THIRD: I AM NOT A DOCTOR... I JUST WANT OT HELP YOU... OK
NOT ALL ORGANISMS REACT TO MEDICATIONS IN THE SAME WAY SOME MAY EXPERIENCE SIDE EFFECTS WHILE OTHERS MAY NOT..WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT REACTIONS TO ALLT YPES OF MEDICATIONS.
CELEXA SIDE EFFECTS
Other common side effects included:
Upper respiratory tract infections (similar to the common cold)
Runny or irritated nose or sinus infections
Indigestion or heartburn
Anxiety or agitation
Loss of appetite (see Celexa and Weight Loss)
Erectile dysfunction (ER or impotence) (see Celexa Sexual Side Effects)
Painful menstrual cramps
Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
Muscle pain or joint pain
Decreased sex drive (see Celexa Sexual Side Effects)
Side Effects to Report
There are a number of less common, but more serious side effects of Celexa that you should report to your DOCTOR. These include:
Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
Hostility or aggressiveness
Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
Restlessness or inability to sit still
Extreme elation or feeling of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
Other unusual changes in behavior
Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with certain medications), such as:
Confusion or other mental changes
A rapid heart rate
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Blood pressure changes
An irregular heart rhythm
Fever, sweating, or shivering
Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Rare Side Effects of Celexa
There are other possible problems that can occur in people taking Celexa. These rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of patients. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by the medication itself or something else.
Some rare but possible Celexa side effects include:
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Congestive heart failure
Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
I HOPE I HAVE BEEN HELPFUL
Hi - I'm wondering if your digestive issues might be caused by your sleep medication, and not the Celexa. If the Celexa is working for your depression, it would be much easier to try a different sleep aid than switching your depression meds. Not everyone responds to medications the same way, but I had very good luck using Tramadol as a sleep aid while on Celexa. You may also be experiencing digestive problems based on your dosage amounts. Make an appointment to talk with your doc, but as a short-term information solution I'd try chatting with your pharmacist. If you aren't seeing a psychiatrist it's not uncommon for pharmacists to be better informed about interactions and side-effects than a general practioner (regular doc).
Best of luck to you, and I hope you're feeling better soon.
It really saddens me that so many people suffer with depression. My ENTIRE family is on this stuff. Its down right incredible to me. I am the ONLY family member who is not on these drugs. I DONT surrender... my sisters of which I have FIVE are totally emotionless. Like hardened military guards. Its just NOT for me. STILL I pray daily for some resolve. GOD help us please!!! We are captive in our bodies!
- Celexa Information for Consumers
- Celexa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celexa (detailed)
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