i was prescribed celexa few days ago but have not taken any yet.Afraid of side effects i guess but need something to help me through as im suffering from major depression anxiety and phobias due to weather my job and some stress in family.im doing ok but s ometimes been times im ready to explode and fear certain things will happen.i am not a sleeper either which has been a problem for years. i get a nasty headache and so worked up that i cant go to work or wont and my kids effected but understand.altho certain times and places i hide it so ppl dont know or ruin their fun and go with the flow and take care of alot other ppls needs and wants before my own.trying to fite it drains me more. when i do have a bad episode i lock myself in my daughters room blinds closed lites off and try sleep.when i do have to be up i dont want to do a thing. In the past i was on lexapro but way to expensive without insurance and floexatine but stopped because things were looking up for me alot areas. thanks to all who took the time to read and or reply.god bless.
Just try it. What do you have to loose. It might make you feel better. Your Dr thinks it will make you feel better. A few points, one is that everyone has different chemistry and pill x will torture some but save others. So you need to find the one that will work for you. Next these pills may take many weeks to work so be patient for results. Also as a warning there may be undesirable minor usually side effects the first week or two. Try to get past them if you can. These pills always make my anxiety Worse the first ten days. But again you may be different. I hoe you feel better. But seriously think about it, what do you have to risk by trying it?
Btw I've taken lexapro and I love it. You can get it as a generic now. It is no longer patented. The generic is like 9 bucks a month from Costco.
Hi, dolphins! Basically, your choices are risk a side effect or live in misery. I think that says it all and worse case, if you have side effects you can withdraw from the medication. Another thing to remember is that they are POSSIBLE side effects; the vast majority of users have little if any problem.
Celexa and Lexapro are chemically very similar, almost identical. If you tolerated Lexapro there's a good chance you'll be okay with Celexa. They're great meds fordepression and anxiety.
Best wishes, WCV
Hello dolphins; I have been taking Celexa for years and it has really helped me. I was really depressed and had early morning awakening..That is when you sleep but like clockwork , every morning I would wake about 4am and toss and turn and worry and cry about the past... bad... Also my tears flowed at inappropriate times.
I tried Celexa 20mg and I swear, within a few days i was sleeping 'till at least 7am
and no more tears. 10yrs later I still take 20mg and love it! Try it! I have had
no side effects- no weight gain, no problems sleeping..Good Luck!``dd``
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