I've had very bad side effects trying to wing off of celexa twice now what can I do or is it better to just stay taking 40mg because 10/20 mg didn't do much I do know that I do fell better when I'm taking it help I'm on it for depression and the doc said it should help with my ppmd but even at 40mg I still get depressed and don't want to do anything at times even around that time of the month what going on as anybody been through this this is the third med for depression that I've taken but it has worked the best out the three meds so far
Are you working with a therapist? No medication alone can stop depression. The medication supports your serotonin levels. The therapist supports the thoughts we have that hold us back. The two together helps one mange through this.
Also, it sounds as if you may not take your medication every day. If so, you will be constantly moving between withdrawal and full dose. This creates all kinds of mood changes. If not, then this is for anyone who does this. Lol.
Hi, just wanted to offer my 2 cents worth... I am on Celexa and have been for 3 years now. I also take other antidepressant/antipsychotic medication, and the combination works well. Your doctor is right, you can take antidepressants and still suffer with depression,but with the medication the depression isn't as bad and you should be more stable. I have good and bad days, but before i started the medication i had bad day after bad day, and i can remember how hopeless my life felt. This is the second time i am taking antidepressants. I took them first when i was a teenager and used them for many years. I did get to a stage in my life where i was ready to try coming off them, and with my doctors advice and monitoring i did well without them for several years. I wouldn't even consider coming off the Celexa right now.
I know i'm better off with them and don't want to go through the hell of starting them up again with all the introductory side effects! It is nothing to be ashamed of to take mood altering medication. More people than you realise use them for a better quality of life. As long as you are monitored you can stay on them your whole life if they help. Like Kaismama said, she has been on them for a long time. That's fine.
I totally agree with all the responses. Depression is not unlike any other medical condition. Diabetics have to take insulin or pills if type 2. It's a disease, & so is depression. Taking your meds regularly is going to keep it at bay. Stopping & starting them again is only making it harder for them to work correctly, It doesn't mean you will have all happy days. We all suffer from bad days where things can get us down. I hope you continue to take your meds. If you have too many bad days, maybe you need a change or adjustment on your meds is all. I wish you the best...
- Celexa Information for Consumers
- Celexa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celexa (detailed)
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