I think I'm going to just stop taking them this will be my third time stopping them. I'm tired I want to try and work it or myself tired of taking meds. What do you think?
My mother passed March 28 of this year I've been on and off my celexa?
- 4 Jul 2013 by alexisglover
- 7 Jul 2013
- celexa, wellbutrin, depression, side effect, anxiety and stress
Added 5 Jul 2013:
my first with Paxil my second was the zoloft and the other was celexa don't get me wrong Celexa has been the best for me so far I've just come yo the point wherein don't want thing in more control over me then myself. I feel great with it's help but the last time when trying to refill it was not in stock so I had no choice but to wait so that through me off to begin with I do have wellbutrin with no side effects I hard losing my mom and my other love ones I fill that I want to be bigger than Celexa by the grace of God I've been praying that he has to full control to help me if I give myself fully it's not an easy task to comment to but the is the first medical doctor and his word is the best dose one could digest I've talked to therapist, doctors and psychiatrist but the lord knows best thank you for your words.
Hello Alexis. I think on and off is not a good idea for Celexa. Taking it consistently replaces the neurotransmitter you are missing to put you back in balance. On and off doesn't do this. I would give it a chance. Can you do it yourself? Grief takes time. For a few people a couple months for others years. Which are you? The path to "by yourself" takes help. A good therapist can help. The path alone can be very long and we miss a lot of life. I know it is cliche but your mother would want you happy and with fond memories. Depression takes you on another path. The one where we wish we had... And the why didn't I? Working with a therapist and taking support medication is a fine way to regain balance. Give it six months and reevaluate then. You may be ready to be done. Situational depression can work that way. Then there is the other extreme where without help fifteen years later you still morn and acceptance remains too unobtainable. Your choice. Think and know that there is no stigma for asking for help these days. Wishing you peace and a return to joy to celebrate her life and yours. Karen
Hi Alexis - I'm so very sorry for your loss! My mother passed away 18 years ago and every once in awhile the grief just hits me like a rock! But, for the most part, good memories have replaced the sorrow. I hope that will be the same for you.
Sounds like you've had problems with depression for some time now. I've been dealing with it for 30-some years. I've gone through time off the meds, and usually end up going back on, due to an increase in the depression. There's no two people alike - some can be on the meds for 6 months while they work on a tough situation, others can be on them for the rest of their lives. Just depends on what kind of effect you get from your medication. Does it make life live-able? Or does it barely touch the depression? And how much depression are you dealing with right now? Sometimes you just don't know unless you come off the medication for a "drug holiday" - a time when you and your doctor agree that you are weaned off your medication to give your body a break, and to see how your emotions change, then level off. Such a time can be very refreshing.
I feel that talk therapy is every bit as essential, if not more, than the medications. It can help SO very much to tell another human being the deepest feelings we have, and the ones that we hide from everyone else.
Seems that you are going through such a time. Trust your body to tell you if you should take a "drug holiday" - and Be Sure to include your doctor in the decision so you can be weaned off them in the safest way for your body. And maybe try talk therapy, or an alternative form of treating depression - or both!
Wishing you well - and that you would know that you are doing what is best for your body. Take good care - ElizaJane
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