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For Depression "I have had a lifelong struggle with depression. I had a precious baby 4 months ago and began to struggle with Postpartum Depression. I thought if I lost the baby weight I'd feel better. I got put on Phentermine which sent me into a downward spiral and the worst depression of my life! I went to the Dr 6 days after starting phentermine and he took me off of phen and put me on Celexa 10mg. Within 2-3 days, I felt so much better! My husband and I were arguing every other day before treatment and we haven't had a single disagreement since I started 3 weeks ago. We are both so happy with my results. My side effects have been not being able to sleep and I'm always hungry. So far I haven't had weight gain but I've really had to have self control."

   
9.0

chandlertn January 2, 2016

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For Depression "Celexa seems to be effective and works ok. It picks me up in the morning and helps a little. The effect lessens over time when I continued to take it. I take Effexor on the side of that and it really works. It's not powerful, it's mild but does lessen depression. Not the best."

   
4.0

CB552 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 1, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress "I have a previous traumatic stroke 5 years ago. I have been maintained with blood thinners and 1mg ativan. Recently last month my anxiety and panic attacks are at all time high. They are daily and debilitating.. I fear of dying but have had numerous ER trips and Dr visits that always come back very healthy.. I have only been on celexa for 3 days. Are anyone out there with similar background and positive experiences with this drug. Thanks"

   
6.0

Btoostressed December 31, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I take celexa 40 mg per day. I am taking it to help with PTSD, from when someone tried to kill me a few years ago. I also have extreme anxiety about small spaces, flying in an airplane and heights. I also have occasional panic attacks. Celexa has worked wonders for the constant anxiety and sadness I was feeling. Celexa has made me feel calm in situations where I would have previously panicked. I feel like my old self most days of the week. I would recommend this medication to anyone with anxiety about certain situations and fears."

   
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Lisa 221122 December 24, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "Hi there can somebody please help me as I've been on citalopram 20mg for 16 days now do feel a little bit better but not there yet. I want to be my self again as I've got no control over my mind feels like I'm going crazy can some body please let me know"

   
6.0

Goodace (taken for less than 1 month) December 23, 2015

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For Depression "Initially, Celexa seemed to be a drug designed for me. The abysmal lows and occasional glimpses of normality eventually gave way to an emotional state that was calm with no anxiety. On the other hand, there were no highs just the flatline sense of calm. From the beginning un try il about the 2 year mark my serenity became so overwhelming that paying bills, house cleaning, checking the oil, getting to work on time, making and going to doctor appointments and a dozen other aspects of daily life all became unimportant. Nothing disturbed me, overdue notices, collection calls, etc. This went on for about two years until I reached the height of serenity and then began an ugly, violent, self-destructive and ultimately suicidal state of mind."

   
2.0

wvdep (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 22, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "Celexa has alot of ingredients that you do not need. Lexapro is cleaner more potent form of celexa. Celexa is not ment for anxiety. I am seeing alot of placebo effects on here. I swear alot of these comments are from the celexa company"

   
1.0

Jay de December 14, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "One day out of the blue I started experiencing extreme anxiety and panic attacks. I would wake up in the middle of the night shaking and sweating. I couldn't eat, sleep, or socialize with my friends. I was scared at first but finally decided to try celexa. Initially the side effect sucked. Insomnia, increased anxiety, and a weird fuzzy head feeling. I switched to taking it in the morning and that helped with the insomnia. I also slowly titrated by 5mg up to my recommend dose which lessened the side effects. All in all, I'm very happy with the results. I rarely get anxious anymore. For those of you just getting on to it, give it time."

   
8.0

madi123 December 10, 2015

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For Depression "2 yrs ago my oldest daughter was murdered and then this year I went through a divorce. My youngest daughter lost her job and moved in. I'm on disability and mounting stress was huge. I also am also in chronic pain due to degenerative disc disease. Finely I went to my Dr and said I give in. She put me on 10 mg of this med and first 2 wks I slept all the time but now I'm noticing a change and feel a little more level. Anxiety is still here but not as bad.. I do suffer headaches and sleep long and hard and have a huge increased appetite ugh.... But overall I'm feeling better and more positive . Glad I gave it a chance."

   
7.0

kamdebbi December 9, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I started celexa because I was having outbursts due to anxiety. At first I was afraid to try it, so I took a half dose for the first week. The initial side effects sucked - fuzzy/cloudy brain, was dizzy, couldn't concentrate. I took it at night to sleep thru it until those initial symptoms went away, then back to morning so I can sleep better. After ~3 weeks I did notice a decrease in my anxiety and outbursts. It's been ~2 months now and I have not had any incidents at work, and overall I am much better about dealing with stress. I don't feel weird or different or withdrawn or anything otherwise. I actually thought the meds weren't working until I looked back & realized I hadn't had any more episodes!"

   
8.0

BKitty (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 5, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I was prescribed 20mg Celexa and 0.5mg of Xanax, first day I took both as directed, slept for an hour and a half and once I woke I had a panic attack for the next hour or so. The next day I took just the Celexa, slept for an hour and a half again, this time the panic attack was much worse, dizzy, felt like getting sick, come close to calling 911. It finally subsided and went to bed only to lay there wide awake, felt out of it all day. Dr said to stop taking it, prescribed Paxil since I've had success with it before."

   
1.0

stein2015 December 2, 2015

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For Depression "Dr just put me on 20 2x a day with 1 mg Ativan PRN. I was on Zanex 1 mg 2x a day I have been through the worst thing a parent can go through losing a child 12 years ago she was 8 then I'm a widow now lost my husband 5 years ago he was 41. I see a psychiatrist huh nothing mends a broken heart but I will keep trying what the Dr keeps putting me on"

   
4.0

Sad150 (taken for less than 1 month) November 30, 2015

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For Depression "Ejaculation impaired unable to climax"

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I'm only one week in, and seriously feel better. I'm a mom of two and a lawyer--I've suffered a lot of loss and have been shouldering a lot of stresses. I've always been anxious, but just thought that was who I was. My doctor put me on 10 mg of Celexa. I did have some nausea the first few days and headaches, but other than that nothing. I had so much anxiety about taking the medication, I almost didn't. But one evening my daughter told me that all of the things I worry about turn out fine--and she was right. If you need help, sometimes you can't do it yourself. I exercise, meditate, eat well, sleep well, but I couldn't shake the anxiety. This has helped a ton. I laugh, I feel more relaxed, and I'm gratefully enjoying life again."

   
8.0

littlechickens November 23, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "My doctor prescribed me celexa ten days ago as I suffer from bad anxiety attacks im also diabetic so she thinks the anxiety is brought on because of my unstable blood sugars ...the attacks were making my life hell also being a mum of three this was just not good ... I'm not sure on how I feel at the moment ???...i sweat so much feel sick and like I'm high on drugs ( such a weird feeling ) but I get a moment in the day where I feel okish and can see hope at the end of the tunnel .. I'm not sure if this means the tablets are working or not ?? I hope they do :))"

   
5.0

bessie89 (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I started getting anxiety attacks and my doctor started me off on 10mg of celexa. The first few days, I noticed I had more anxiety and it made me really sleepy and groggy. After a few more days, I noticed it made me not want to get out of bed and lost almost all appetite. I was forcing myself to eat and ended up losing 9lbs in 10 days. By day 10, I couldn't take it anymore, I knew something wasn't right and celexa was making it worse and making me feel worse. I went to my doctor and she told me to stop right away, that the side effects shouldnt have lasted that long or made me feel depressed. It didn't work for me."

   
1.0

T23br (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2015

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For Depression "Well, for the longest time I was on 20 mg and I felt okay. Which was a lot better than the constant anxious mood I was in and I could finally go to school. The last 3 weeks, I was on 40 mg after trying Wellbutrin and having a terrible reaction to it. But in the two days that I came off of celexa, only taking 20 mg again, I had the worst withdrawal symptoms. It might work for you but after a while it didn't work for me."

   
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Boopbadoop (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 15, 2015

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For Depression "I've only been on celexa for a month, I am 5'5" and I was 112lbs and they put me on 10mg, but it didn't help at all, it made me start having panic attacks and anxiety attacks again I'm also on klonopin ((1mg twice a day)) for panic disorder and adderall ((20mg XR in the morning and 10mg IR at lunch time)) for inattentive adhd), I haven't been any less depressed, and I'm 99lbs now and they just doubled my dose to see if that will work. I really hope it does, because right now I absolutely hate it. I've been eating more than I normally do but losing weight rapidly, and I'm already underweight. Celexa so far makes me feel like I'm on the verge of falling asleep almost 24/7; the rest of the time is when I'm having anxiety and panic attacks."

   
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Caden Gordon November 14, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I (VERY reluctantly) began 10 mg of Celexa (for anxiety) for a week, then 20 mg for the next week, and now I've been on 30 mg for a few weeks now. I had anxiety about taking the anti-anxiety meds! Honestly, the first week was AWFUL. My anxiety was heightened, I couldn't sleep, bad headaches and felt like something was tickling my brain. By the second week, those side effects were gone. My anxiety was resulting in constant physical dizziness, floor "bouncing" (feeling like you're on a boat/elevator when you're just walking around), racing thoughts, sleeping just to avoid it all, etc. My dizziness is mostly disappeared, and usually the floor feels like it should. PLEASE DON'T BE SCARED! It can be a lifesaver."

   
9.0

Steph N (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 12, 2015

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For Depression "I've only been on it a week. I have had no major side effects...... slight insomnia. Appetite is fine and no weight gain as of yet. It pulled me out of this dark hole I was in. I felt numb and cold too the world. I'm happy now and can't help but smile and enjoy my life and everyone in It. I truly hope this continues too work. its been a life saver. I hope this helps someone else."

HAppy freakin camper (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2015

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For Depression "I was on celexa 20 mg for depression. It helped great with my anxiety symptoms, but not well for depression. My doctor recommended I take it because I am on the anxious-side of depression, and it really helped with those symptoms - overthinking, freaking out over every little thing. My boyfriend told me I became a lot less intense and irritable. It did not help my loss of energy and fatigue and low-motivation and I still had suicidal thoughts. The first week I started on 10 mg and experienced no change or side-effects. I moved to 20 mg and it made me worse for about a week, then my anxiety symptoms got better. I am switching to bupropione because I need help with depression symptoms."

   
4.0

khaleesikatie (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 31, 2015

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For Depression "Celexa works great for Depression. Most days I feel fine but there are other days where I feel as though I was out partying all night messed up on drugs. Like an acid trip if you know what I mean. It has made me kind of numb to the things that were bringing me down but unfortunately I suffer from all the side affects."

   
6.0

Anonymous October 25, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "Suicidal thoughts"

   
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wellbirin (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 24, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I have tried Zoloft, Effexor, Prozac and Wellbutrin. (Effexor is awful btw-- don't EVER get on it. And Wellbutrin is like taking Adderall.) Celexa is wonderful. I had symptoms of body dysmorphia. It was really controlling me every day. I wasn't depressed, and haven't been for over ten years, but I have always had the anxiety... BAD. Anyway, i had every symptom of body dysmorphia and it was getting worse every day, for a few years. And the constant anxiety including social anxiety ( I wouldn't go to the mall or the grocery store on the weekends bc of crowds) and all of it affected my every day life. Celexa helped calm EVERYTHING. I no longer have the body dysmorphia symptoms, and the social anxiety, paranoia, obsessive thoughts have subsided"

   
9.0

Kyrae October 21, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress "I think it doesn't work that well. Also it didn't help my temper & I still have OCD issues ."

   
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stormy699 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 17, 2015

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