Celexa - do I need to take this for life, what's your experience?
- 12 Jun 2012 by alexahavok337
- 15 Jun 2012
Hello all! I've been on 20mg of Celexa for a little bit over a month now and I feel great. But I was wondering, is Celexa supposed to be taken "for life" or is there a certain period of time for treatment? I'd like to hear from people's own experience.
Thanks in advance!
The depression that pills help is caused by a low amount of a chemical in your brain called serotonin. Anti depressants stop what serotonin you have from being resorbed, so that more stays in your brain working. I have had depression most of my life and have taken antidepressents for most of that time. This condition does not go away. I stopped them once, and I will never do it again. I was back to the depression I had pre treatment.
Hello alexahavok337. To date there are no adverse side effects reported by people due to being on Celexa because of longevity. Regards pledge
I have a friend that take Celexa and told me she had stopped and had to go back on because she felted depressed again.
Hi, i've been taking it for 2 years(?) now. I had to have increases a couple of times for it to stay effective for me. I have no plans to stop it at the moment or in the near future, it works well for me. My mother was taking it at a low dose but she felt the depression had lifted and so stopped taking it. She is still happy without it, depression can improve. As long as you are not taking more than 40mg it is quite safe to take long term, as Pledge has stated.
Hi, glad that you feel great on Celexa. I am also on Celexa for almost 6 years.
I know it works for me at 20mgs. daily. Caught in a situation, a differant Dr.
upped my dose to 40 mgs. Within 2 months, I tapered down slowly, using
tips I learned on this site. 20 mgs is right for me.
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