Muscle weakness on Celexa?
I have been taking Celexa for a little over a month now, and have been experiencing weakness in my muscles, primarily legs. I thought it would get better after taking the medicine for a few weeks but two times I have gotten out of bed and collapsed because I didn't have feeling in my leg. I am 24 years old,...
Asked by Natalie Hesley 3 months ago.
I have been taking Celexa for a little over a month now, and have been experiencing weakness in my muscles, primarily legs. I thought it would get better after taking the medicine for a few weeks but two times I have gotten out of bed and collapsed because I didn't have feeling in my leg. I am 24 years old, physically fit and overall healthy. I workout during the week and am pretty active. I am able to walk during the day but get strange muscle twitches all day long. I saw my doctor last week and she said to take some supplements to try and counteract the muscle spasms but she thinks it will take time to work. I like the celexa because it has helped drastically with my anxiety and really don't want to switch medications but am wondering how worried I should be about this condition. Answered by Louis Pricer 3 months ago.
Celexa is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication for anxiety or depression. It helps to increase the effects of serotonin. Serotonin can help relieve anxiety or depression. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter produced naturally by the body in the brainstem. SSRI medications like Celexa help to prolong serotonin’s action by blocking the transport of serotonin from its action sites. This prolongs serotonin’s effect in the brain. The prolonged action of serotonin is what leads to decreased anxiety in patients. The recommended dose for anxiety is 20-60 mg/day. It is recommended that a patient on Celexa report muscle weakness. This could be a sign of hyponatremia which is a possible side effect of Celexa. Hyponatremia is a low amount of sodium in your blood serum and could possibly be a serious side effect. You had mentioned that you were taking supplements. I would recommend contacting your physician and asking why he wanted you to take the supplements he recommended. Since you have already reported your symptoms to your doctor, the best thing you can do is monitor your muscle weakness. If you notice that your muscle weakness does not improve or is getting worse, then you need to contact your health care provider again and he will determine what the next best course of therapy should be. Do not stop taking this medication without speaking to your physician. Make sure your doctor knows you would like to stop as the dose will be reduced a little at a time until you are completely off the medication. If you abruptly stop this medication then you might get bothersome side effects such as fatigue, dizziness, abdominal pain, chills, or tremors (2). Other common side effects to watch out for on this medication are: drowsiness, insomnia, dry-mouth, and nausea. If you notice yourself having feelings of depression or suicide you need to contact your provider immediately(1). Answered by Dewey Luevand 3 months ago.
Has anyone tried the anti-depressant celexa?
Asked by Audrea Gould 3 months ago.
Celexa really helped me out. I used it for about a year or so. For the first two weeks, I felt a little 'high' and even dizzy sometimes, but my general mood was improved so greatly, it was easy to put up with. After the first two weeks, I did not have the high/dizzy symptoms anymore. Celexa helped me think more clearly and stop obsessing/thinking about my (real and imaginary) troubles without coming to any conclusions/taking any actions. I really believe I learned to think and behave in new ways on Celexa - it was as if blood started flowing to a part of my brain I didn't know existed - and I became a little smarter. Celexa is often used in depressed patients where the depression is mixed with anxiety. In terms of how you will feel, rather than how you will think, while you are on Celexa, it's kind of like taking the drug Ecstasy (MDMA, 'X'). You will feel a lot more calm, loving, and alert, as if you can 'see' the world for how it truly is (even if it's not quite what you'd hoped) and it is OK. Goood luck to you! Answered by Irena Kotzur 3 months ago.
i've tried it and frankly i barely remember it b/c i moved on to something else soon after. it was not working. i think my brother was on it for a long time and really liked it. they all do something different for each person. i even had to have a very low dose of 2 things at one time and if i wasn't hoping to get pregnant in the next year I'd be on the cocktail now! talk to your doc Answered by Lenna Tsuchiura 3 months ago.
I was on it for a while, it didn't work for me. I was constantly "out" of it and cranky. Answered by Iola Reinbold 3 months ago.
Hypothyroid or Celexa?
Ive been on celexa for 3 months, and my hair has started thinning and my skin is fairly dry. Ive read that while on celexa and very uncommon side effect is for thyroid issues to manifest.I had blood tests done and my doc said TSH levels are lower than normal, and thinks i should have extensive testing done for...
Asked by Jenine Ramsdale 3 months ago.
Ive been on celexa for 3 months, and my hair has started thinning and my skin is fairly dry. Ive read that while on celexa and very uncommon side effect is for thyroid issues to manifest. I had blood tests done and my doc said TSH levels are lower than normal, and thinks i should have extensive testing done for hypothyroiditis, however i only have a few of the symptoms, and the symptoms in place are also found with celexa. Im currently weaning off of celexa... but im often fatigued, and somewhat dizzy. I jumped from 20mg in 2 weeks to 10 mgs, and then 5mgs 2 weeks after that, and after 2 weeks of 5mg im going off of it. Side question: i told my doc about the insomnia a month ago and sh urged me to continue taking celexa and prescribed me ambien instead. now i feel like my body is in a state of distress. What would you suggest i do at this point? Answered by Sharell Harner 3 months ago.
Celexa might have triggered insomnia. If it did, a reduction in Celexa dosage would have improved or relieved your insomnia, which is more likely to have been triggered by stress, or aging. Ambien is the best available sleeping pill, if you have trouble falling asleep, which means your doctor was taking you seriously (always good to know.) After reading up on Celexa, it doesn't appear to me that any potential side effects of the anti-depressant overlap symptoms of an over-active thyroid (low TSH = hyperthyroidism.) I also found no mention that Celexa can trigger thyroid issues. Whether it does or not isn't relevant. Because, once a thyroid issue begins, it will not just go away by itself, or because you've discontinued a medication. According to rxlist.com, symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include any of the following: excessive sweating; heat intolerance; increased bowel movements; tremor (usually fine shaking) nervousness; agitation; rapid heart rate; weight loss; fatigue; decreased concentration; irregular and scant menstrual flow. Your feeling like your "body is in a state of distress" could easily be described as nervousness or aggitation. From personal experience, I can tell you that you will regret any delay in diagnosis and treatment of a thyroid issue. The thyroid is not always easily or quickly controlled by medication. My thyroid is under-active (opposite of your condition.) In my case, I have to wait 3 months in-between dosage adjustments to learn how much change there's been in my TSH level, before the dosage can be adjusted again. My symptoms have become worse, 8 months after blood testing confirmed my thyroid issue. The reason I'm sharing this is because I want you to realize that the thyroid is not something easy and fast to fix. When TSH is very low it can cause heart problems, stroke, mental problems, fever, high blood pressure, etc. At this point, you really should have blood drawn for additional labs, as soon as you can get an appointment. If it's easily and quickly controlled by medication, you'll be very fortunate. If it's not, you will seriously regret wasting any time seeking definitive diagnosis and treatment. Do NOT wait until your symptoms become worse. The symptoms will continue to get worse for however long it takes to control your TSH level. Answered by Kenyatta Schiller 3 months ago.
Celexa can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Try to take Celexa at bedtime instead of in the morning. Sometimes some side effect will ease or go away after about a week or two of when you first started taking the pill but that just depends on the persons chemistry. Answered by Kizzie Throne 3 months ago.
First of, a low TSH means hyperthyroidism, not hypo. It probably is just the side effects from your Celexa, especially if your TSH is in the lower range. Insomnia is a symptom of hyperthyroidism. Answered by Cami Kuse 3 months ago.
Does Celexa make you gain weight?
One of the side effects of Celexa is suppressed appetite. I have been reading a lot that Celexa makes you gain a lot of weight. Is that true? I just started taking it. Can it help you to lose some weight being an appetite suppressant??
Asked by Liane Hindes 3 months ago.
Weight gain from Celexa Celexa weight gain is more common then you might think. You are not alone with this side effect. Not every person taking Celexa will gain weight but it happens enough for Celexa to hold a solid reputation as a weight gain drug. In the weight gain arena, all antidepressants without exception have the potential to cause weight gain. Many people are not even aware that weight gain is one of the most common side effects associated with Celexa until it is too late. Ironically, this common side effect of Celexa is counterproductive to depression since unexpected weight gain can further aggravating mood instability and low self-esteem. Weight gain caused by Celexa and other antidepressants is a major reason for people stopping drug treatment. Even Wellbutrin, which is touted as the antidepressant lest likely to cause weight gain, causes weight gain in some people. All antidepressants slow the metabolism and inhibit specific enzymes in the liver that allow the metabolism to function correctly. Many antidepressants also also increase appetite and carbohydrate cravings. Antidepressants like Celexa are also shown to cause hormonal changes, which can further add to weight gain. Deprex is a complex of natural "antidepressants" that supplies the precursors to key mood-controlling neurotransmitters. Deprex raises circulating serotonin levels, restores the appropriate production of serotonin and norepinephrine and regulates cortisol release – without weight gain side effects or other side effects commonly associated with Celexa and other antidepressants. Studies showed an average weight gain of 15 to 20 pounds with Zoloft, Prozac and Celexa. Paxil appear to have the most significant impact on weight gain of all of the SSRIs and causes weight gains in excess of 20 pounds for the average person taking this antidepressant. Effexor weight gain is not as severe as the weight gain reported with Paxil, Prozac, Celexa and Zoloft. Lexapro appears to have the least weight gain problems of all SSRIs. With Celexa weight gain, it is not the amount of food eaten, but the body’s crippled metabolism. If you have already cut your food intake, have eliminated fatty foods, exercise on a regular basis and you still are gaining weight, your metabolism is to blame. If you are taking Celexa, chances are Celexa is contributing to the sluggish metabolism. The only true solution to Celexa weight gain is not to take Celexa. Most people slowly return to their pre-Celexa weight after discontinuing Celexa use, but the emphasis is on the word “slowly.” Weight gain with SSRIs is tricky because SSRIs give an appetite suppressant feeling and some weight loss in the beginning. It isn’t until after a few months that the weight gain appears. SSRIs were originally thought to reduce appetite and promote weight loss. Many people will experience weight loss in the first months of taking antidepressants but that side effect is short-lived. It is now known that long-term use of SSRIs like Celexa are associated with weight gain. It is common for people to report weight gains of 20, 30 and even 60 pounds several months into treatment. Antidepressants outside the SSRI family have also been shown to cause weight gain to varying degrees. The greatest tricyclic antidepressant weight gain has been observed with those using Elavil, Tofranil and Remeron. Wellbutrin causes the least amount of weight gain but is not shown to be as effective at reducing anxiety as other antidepressants. Desyrel appears to cause less weight gain than Elavil but more than Wellbutrin. Again, the only substantial means of combating weight gain from these types of antidepressants are to discontinue use. Celexa can cause serious side effects including the increased risk of suicide. Addiction and subsequent withdrawal symptoms also rank on the list of serious Celexa side effects. Celexa has been linked to drug-induced stuttering. *This antidepressant drug information does not endorse Celexa, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible warnings, uses, precautions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse side effects of Celexa. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your health care provider or pharmacist. The information provided should not be construed to indicate that Celexa is safe, effective or appropriate. Do not stop taking Celexa without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor may need to gradually reduce the dose before stopping Celexa completely. Suddenly stopping citalopram may cause unpleasant and potentially serious side effects and withdrawal symptoms. What is Celexa? Celexa is a medication for the treatment of depression. Celexa helps to restore the brain's chemical balance by increasing the supply of a substance in the brain called serotonin. Celexa appears to relieve depression by increasing serotonin levels in the brain. How will Celexa help my depression? Celexa is an antidepressant that is a member of the family of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Celexa helps to restore the brain's chemical balance by increasing the supply of a substance in the brain called serotonin. Celexa appears to relieve depression by increasing serotonin without affecting many of the other chemicals in the brain that influence mood. When can I expect to feel better with Celexa? While every person is different, you may notice improvement in your depression with Celexa therapy in 1 to 4 weeks. Your doctor or other healthcare professional may adjust your dosage based upon your response to Celexa. If you don't notice any improvements in a few weeks, you should speak with your doctor or other healthcare professional. When I begin feeling better, can I stop taking Celexa? Only your doctor or other healthcare professional can tell you when to stop taking Celexa. Your doctor or other healthcare professional may want you to continue treatment for several months to prevent your depression from coming back. Because it takes time for depression to completely resolve, you should not stop taking your medication as soon as you feel better. Are there side effects with Celexa? Celexa has a favorable side-effect profile. As with any medication, you may experience some side effects, but with Celexa, most side effects are mild to moderate, and tend to go away as you continue taking Celexa. The most frequent side effects reported with Celexa are nausea, dry mouth, drowsiness, insomnia, increased sweating, tremor, diarrhea, and problems with ejaculation. What do I do if I experience side effects with Celexa? Talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional if you have any concerns about side effects or if the side effects do not go away. Be patient with your treatment. You should know that most side effects of Celexa tend to go away within a few weeks. When is the best time to take Celexa? Celexa should be taken once a day. You can take it either in the morning or the evening, with or without food. Can I take Celexa with other medications? Celexa does not interfere with the metabolism of many drugs. However, you need to make sure you tell your doctor or other healthcare professional if you are taking, or planning to take, any medicine—even the types you buy over the counter. As with other SSRIs, caution is indicated in the coadministration of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) with Celexa. If you're not sure about any medication you are taking, ask your doctor or other healthcare professional. Can I have alcoholic beverages while taking Celexa? As with many other medications, you should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while being treated with Celexa. What else can I do for my depression? Be sure to keep follow-up appointments with your doctor or other healthcare professional. They need to know how you are doing and might want to change your treatment plan. In addition to taking a medication, you may also want to participate in psychotherapy or "talk therapy". These counseling sessions can provide you with valuable support that can help you better understand how depression affects you and ways you can cope with the illness. While your doctor or other healthcare professional should be your main source of support in depression treatment, talking with a close friend or family member can sometimes be very helpful. Answered by Brook Johal 3 months ago.
Celexa Weight Gain Answered by Ariel Sluyter 3 months ago.
I have been on Celexa for 14 months now. In that time I had gained 35lbs. I eat very healthy and work out regularly but I can't lose ANY weight. After discussing this with my Doctor and how much better I feel since I've been on it, I have decided to come off of it slowly. I took half dosage (10mg) for two weeks and now on half dosage (10mg) every other day. Interestingly enough, I put on another 10lbs almost over night. I have continued to diet, count calories, stay organic and weight lift and do cardio but nothing is helping. My waist seems to be getting bigger even tho I am putting on muscle and working out. I definitely am way better than I was (mentally) when I started the medication at (40mg) and am glad I am doing so well. Coming off of it isn't too bad either. I thought I would stay dependent of this medication but I'm feeling increasingly more happy and have more energy than I did when I was on it regularly. Sad part is that it will surely take a while to lose the weight I gained wail on the Medication. But in the end I'd rather be a little heavy instead of going crazy. Good Luck Answered by Ernestina Hickman 3 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Does Celexa make you gain weight? One of the side effects of Celexa is suppressed appetite. I have been reading a lot that Celexa makes you gain a lot of weight. Is that true? I just started taking it. Can it help you to lose some... Answered by Elvin Schleppenbach 3 months ago.
I lost about 3 stone whilst taking Celera, I wasn t eating a lot during the day but always ate a healthy evening meal. I have struggled with weight gain all of my life, whether it was medication that made me bother less about food or depression or relief that I was getting help and relaxed and didn t comfort eat I have no idea. In my experience it is what you eat that matters. Celexa didn t increase my appetite or make me gain weight just because of the drug. I am now fearful as I about to change (to help with sleep) to Remaron which is known for weight gain. Boo!! Answered by Glady Stoeffler 3 months ago.
I have been on Celexa for 2 years and have gained 20 lbs. I eat healthy and drink plenty of water. My clothes have gotten tighter. My weight has soared and I am over 200 lbs. I am only 5 feet tall and I look horrible. I am going to talk to my doctor and wean off of this medication. I can t take it anymore Answered by Erin Pollara 3 months ago.
Citalopram Weight Gain Answered by Berry Delfi 3 months ago.
I found the book to be very informative and easy to read. I've lost 17 pounds in 12 days, I'm just concerned that I'm losing too much weight, too quickly. I will admit I haven't followed the guide exactly. I'm not sticking perfectly to the listed foods and meal plans (but mostly) and doing very little exercise, but the weight keeps flying off. It clearly works and if I'd followed it exactly I think it would scare the living daylights out of me because of the amount that I'd lose. So thanks again for the information. I've never purchased anything like this before because they are usually full of trash, but 3WD has been a pleasant surprise. Get started today! Answered by Clemente Raschko 3 months ago.
I've tried many diets and couldn't make anything work. Since having my first child, I've been carrying around an extra 30 pounds. This diet just made sense and showed me that everything I was doing before was wrong and a waste of my time. The plan was so refreshing and so simple to follow. I did everything plan said and lost 23 pounds in the first three weeks. I'm now starting the diet again to lose 7 more pounds. This plan has changed my life. Get started today! Answered by Ferdinand Stablein 3 months ago.
Eat 5 6 small meals a day instead of 3 Answered by Claudette Feucht 3 months ago.
My doctor prescribed me with 20 mgs (1 tablet) of Celexa per day, however, I've noticed next to nothing from this and took 3 when one of my attacks struck me particularly hard. I noticed that it made me a little drowsy, however seemed to help me. I know it was irresponsible and childish, however, I'm...
Asked by Cristi Kendrew 3 months ago.
My doctor prescribed me with 20 mgs (1 tablet) of Celexa per day, however, I've noticed next to nothing from this and took 3 when one of my attacks struck me particularly hard. I noticed that it made me a little drowsy, however seemed to help me. I know it was irresponsible and childish, however, I'm wondering if anyone with experience or such can tell me REALISTICALLY bad this was for me. If 3 helped, shoudlnt I try and ask him to raise the dosage? Answered by Grant Keyworth 3 months ago.
Celexa is not the type of drug that provides immediate results. I'll give you some more insight on how it works in your brain, which should help you understand why you shouldn't change your dose. This drug is part of the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) family, which are the more popular in the antidpressant medication group. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter believed to play an important role in the regulation of body temperature, mood, sleep, emesis (vomiting), sexuality and appetite. Low levels of Serotonin have been associated with several disorders, notably depression, migraine, bipolar disorder and anxiety. Therefore, the SSRI's have been created, where the medication prohibits your brain from naturally returning the serotonin to its storage bins for later use, keeping it in your brain longer, lessoning your depression. You will need to take this medication at the proper dosage for 1 - 2 months, before you feel the effects full blast. This drug is not designed to treat acute anxiety and panic attacks. There is another class of drugs designed for that, mainly Benzodiazepines - e.g. Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax. These medications are designed to kick in quickly (15 - 30 mins) and won't interact with your antidepressant. The effect you were feeling was a placebo effect. The Celexa won't do anything for you in the short term, you were just psyching yourself out, thinking that if you took more, you would feel better. As far as not feeling the effects of Celexa, talk to your Dr. about this and ask if you think it would be ok to switch to Lexapro. Lexapro is a more potent and improved version of Celexa and the most selective amongst SSRI antidepressants. I've hear Answered by Marcos Rolack 3 months ago.
Yes, ask him to raise the doasge. 20mg of celexa is extremely low. You usually only take a dose that small if you are just starting it.....generally you would do half a tablet for 1 week, and then a full tablet for 2 weeks to see it's effects. You should be seeing your doctor 1-2 times a month, or communicating by phone. Usually, a doc will go ahead and put you on 40mg (2 tablets), but he may do 30mg for a week or so first to make the adjustment to 2 tablets easier. please do not take 3 tablets of celexa at one time if you are normally only taking 1.....you could've been in a much worse situation....you are so lucky that your body tolerated it well enough! Also, be extremely careful about what other meds you take with celexa and always ask a pharmacist or doc first....it's important Good luck, and take care! Answered by Roxann Ballantine 3 months ago.
I don't know when you started the Celexa but it does take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks until you may notice a difference. Has it been this long? The dosage is usually started at less than 20mg as there are side effects. Anxiety can be one of them so imagine how you would feel if your start dose was too high. 3 pills aren't going to cause an overdose in an otherwise healthy individual. Discuss the dosage with your Dr. Hope it works out for you. Answered by Nyla Hinokawa 3 months ago.
i'm on 5 MG of Celexa and before everything it could make you sleep and lose interest in daily activities besides the undeniable fact that it gets greater valuable after a month or so. I been occurring and rancid it by accident bc I overlook to take it so it threw me off and made me worse besides the undeniable fact that it does bypass. Answered by Yung Picucci 3 months ago.
you should always follow your doctor's dosage instructions. it takes a while for those kind of drugs to take full effect, sometimes up to three weeks, it can be very bad for you to take that much at once, it could depress your system to the point where you stop breathing. if you are still feeling poorly after couple weeks, talk to you doc, maybe this isn't the right med for you or you could just need an adjustment of amount. Answered by Margarette Savageau 3 months ago.
Do not raise the dosage, just be patient, most anti-depressive meds can take up to 6 weeks before you start to notice a change. Your brain needs to be "re-trained" to regulate the chemicals out of balance. Ask your doctor about mood stabilizers like "Zyprexa"...but follow his advice!!!!!!!!!! Answered by Ariane Wendroth 3 months ago.
smoke a big fat joint it will help faster than the meds Answered by Hilde Favorite 3 months ago.
Question about Celexa?
My doctor prescribed me with Celexa (for anxiety) yesterday and told me to begin taking it that evening before bed.Following all directions on the bottle and hers, I took them.I woke up EARLY this morning completely nauseated to the point I couldn't bare to stand and I am still suffering.How long...
Asked by Noelia Makarem 3 months ago.
My doctor prescribed me with Celexa (for anxiety) yesterday and told me to begin taking it that evening before bed. Following all directions on the bottle and hers, I took them. I woke up EARLY this morning completely nauseated to the point I couldn't bare to stand and I am still suffering. How long will these side effects last? Or should I ask to be switched to something else? Answered by Ollie Arbuckle 3 months ago.
Celexa is not an anxiety pill, but is a remedy for depression. I have been on Celexa for years and years. I remember the nausea...and I believe it lasted for a couple of weeks. It will go away. I will warn you of a few things regarding Celexa. If you aren't depressed don't take it, have him give you Xanax or Valium and use it only on occasion. Celexa is almost impossible (for me) to get off of. I have gained a huge amount of weight from it. My depression is better, however, so I have to weigh the good vs bad. But if you don't need it, I would advise you not to take it and try to work through your anxiety or take a pill that is specific for that alone. Celexa can cause you insomnia and interrupted sleep as well. Answered by Nelda Heitmann 3 months ago.
Celexa is a very good medicine but it takes ur body awhile to get used to it a couple weeks plus so hold on and u will feel better Answered by Kristofer Alman 3 months ago.
DONT TAKE IT. Dont take any SSRI's Xanax helps with anxiety and remember that the Lord is in control of your life and nothing is really wrong with you. I no longer take SSRI's for my anxiety Every now and then I may take a xanax for it but mostly I pray :) Answered by Norma Siepker 3 months ago.
Haha. Another question. Was it habit forming? or hard to stop?
Asked by Jeanmarie Monninger 3 months ago.
I was on Celexa (Citalopram) for three years. Off now. It didn't really help my depression much. I mean, perhaps a little, but it wasn't noticeable, even after quite awhile. Though I've been told that since starting it I've mellowed out, and become more agreeable to be around. I got put on the drug due to a suicide attempt. I had a reduction after awhile in therapy, and time spent on the drug. I only had the suicidal thoughts for awhile on Celexa, before it had much of a chance to kick in. Relationships with family/friends/etc strengthened. I started getting compliments on being a more agreeable, mellow person after about a month and a half to two months. Hard to remember an exact time frame, sorry. On drinking - Best bet is not to do it, as far as actual effects, I'd say search the internet for a little while and see what you find. Sorry. Wasn't habit forming at all for me, I quit abruptly on my own with no ill-effects, I'm actually happier since being on it. Due to medical reasons I wouldn't officially recommend doing such a thing, but I'm just being honest with what I did. Haha! I wouldn't say it was a negative experience for me. Best of luck with this. :) Answered by Lloyd Macfarlane 3 months ago.
I't did'nt really help me much either. I've been taking them for over a year the common side affects I've had are: FATIGUE hazziness (So I can't drive because I can't focus on the road) BAD pressure headaches dizziness drowsiness and dry mouth in the mornings. memory loss (but this could be from the fatigue) they aren't habbit forming to me I have had drinks while on them but only had 6 drinks since i've been on them. I woundn't recommend them. The fatigue I've got is really bad. Answered by Chana Contreras 3 months ago.
I have not heard very good things about celexa. Lexapro seems to be the better option. As far as drinking goes...It's a depressant so you really are counteracting the drug. It's best if you don't drink. If you do.. keep it to a minimum. Answered by Tiny Dolcetto 3 months ago.
Was Celexa took off the market? Why? Is it an anti-pychotic?
Asked by Dannette Shank 3 months ago.
Celexa is still on the market.It never was taken off. You rare thinking of Zoloft . Never ask for medication or medical advise in an open forum on the internet. Look it up on GOOLE uner CELEXA. Here is information from the FDA Celexa is used to treat major depression--a stubbornly low mood that persists nearly every day for at least 2 weeks and interferes with everyday living. Symptoms may include loss of interest in your usual activities, insomnia or excessive sleeping, a change in weight or appetite, constant fidgeting or a slowdown in movement, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and repeated thoughts of suicide. Like the antidepressant medications Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft, Celexa is thought to work by boosting serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin, one of the nervous system's primary chemical messengers, is known to elevate mood. --------------------------------------... Most important fact about this drug Return to top Be careful to avoid taking Celexa for 2 weeks before or after using an antidepressant known as an MAO inhibitor. Drugs in this category include Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate. Combining Celexa with one of these medications could lead to a serious--even fatal--reaction. --------------------------------------... How should you take this medication? Return to top Celexa is available in tablet and liquid forms. Take either formulation once a day, in the morning or evening, with or without food. Although your depression will begin to lift in 1 to 4 weeks, you should continue taking Celexa regularly. It takes several months for the medication to yield its full benefits. --If you miss a dose... Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time. --Storage instructions... Store at room temperature. --------------------------------------... What side effects may occur? Return to top Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Celexa. More common side effects may include: Abdominal pain, agitation, anxiety, diarrhea, drowsiness, dry mouth, ejaculation disorders, fatigue, impotence, indigestion, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, painful menstruation, respiratory tract infection, sinus or nasal inflammation, sweating, tremor, vomiting Less common side effects may include: Amnesia, attempted suicide, confusion, coughing, decreased sexual drive, depression, excessive urination, fever, gas, impaired concentration, increased appetite, increased salivation, itching, joint pain, lack of emotion, loss of menstruation, low blood pressure, migraine, muscle pain, rapid heartbeat, rash, skin tingling, taste disturbances, visual disturbances, weight gain, weight loss, yawning Rare side effects may include: Abnormal dreams, acne, aggressive behavior, alcohol intolerance, angina (chest pain), arthritis, belching, bone pain, breast enlargement, breast pain, bronchitis, bruising, chills, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), decreased muscle movements, delusions, dermatitis, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, drug dependence, dry eyes, dry skin, eczema, emotional instability, excessive milk flow, excessive muscle tone, eye pain, fainting, feeling of well-being, flu-like symptoms, flushing, frequent urination, gum inflammation, hair loss, hallucinations, heart attack, heart failure, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, hives, hot flashes, inability to hold urine, inability to urinate completely, increased sex drive, increased urination, involuntary muscle movements, leg cramps, mouth sores, muscle weakness, nosebleeds, numbness, painful erection, painful urination, panic, paranoia, pneumonia, psoriasis, psychosis, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, skin discoloration, slow heartbeat, stomach and intestinal inflammation, stroke, swelling, teeth grinding, thirst, uncontrollable muscle movements, unsteady or abnormal walk, vaginal bleeding --------------------------------------... Why should this drug not be prescribed? Return to top If Celexa gives you an allergic reaction, you cannot continue using it. Also remember that Celexa must never be combined with an MAO inhibitor (see "Most important fact about this drug," above). --------------------------------------... Special warnings about this medication Return to top In recommended doses, Celexa does not seem to impair judgment or motor skills. However, a theoretical possibility of such problems remains, so you should use caution when driving or operating dangerous equipment until you are certain of Celexa's effect. There is a slight chance that Celexa will trigger a manic episode. Use Celexa with caution if you suffer from manic-depression (bipolar disorder). Use caution, too, if you are over 60 years old, have liver or kidney problems, suffer from heart disease or high blood pressure, or have ever had seizures. --------------------------------------... Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication Return to top Celexa does not increase the effects of alcohol. Nevertheless, it's considered unwise to combine Celexa with alcohol or any other drug that affects the brain. (Be particularly careful to avoid MAO inhibitors.) If Celexa is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Tell your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter drugs you are planning to take, and be especially certain to check with him before combining Celexa with the following: Carbamazepine (Tegretol) Cimetidine (Tagamet) Erythromycin (Eryc, Ery-Tab) Fluconazole (Diflucan) Itraconazole (Sporanox) Ketoconazole (Nizoral) Lithium (Lithobid, Lithonate) Metoprolol (Lopressor) Omeprazole (Prilosec) Other antidepressants such as Elavil, Norpramin, Pamelor, and Tofranil Sumatriptan (Imitrex) Warfarin (Coumadin) --------------------------------------... Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding Return to top The effects of Celexa during pregnancy have not been adequately studied, and the potential for harm has not been ruled out. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while on Celexa therapy, tell your doctor immediately. Celexa appears in breast milk and will affect the nursing infant. You should consider discontinuing either breastfeeding or Celexa. Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of each option. --------------------------------------... Recommended dosage Return to top ADULTS --------------------------------------... The recommended starting dose of Celexa tablets or oral solution is 20 milligrams once a day. Dosage is usually increased to 40 milligrams once daily after at least a week has passed. Do not exceed 40 milligrams a day. For older adults and those who have liver problems, the recommended dose is 20 milligrams once a day. --------------------------------------... Overdosage Return to top Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of Celexa overdose may include: Amnesia, bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin, coma, confusion, convulsions, dizziness, drowsiness, hyperventilation, nausea, rapid heartbeat, sweating, tremor, vomiting Return to top Answered by Rickey Settino 3 months ago.
I've been giving my DD (22 Months) Tixylix for 'Irritating Night Time Coughs' occaisionally as funnily enough she suffers Irritating Nigh Time Coughs. The stuff really does work but I have given her a 5ml spoon in error when on closer inspection the dosage is 2.5ml - the small end of the medicine spoon. I'm normally really good at reading instructions but there was a point she was on antibiotics, nurofen & calpol and they were all 5ml doseages so I just assumed Tixylix was the same - IT IS NOT so use it but do read the instructions carefully. It is good stuff, it eases the sympoms & my DD never had any bad reactions to it. Answered by Jean Lyon 3 months ago.
Celexa was not taken off the market and it is actually and SSRI which is a Selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which keeps serotonin from being sucked back into your system too fast. Answered by Juan Edward 3 months ago.
IT WAS FOR DEPRESSSION BUT HAS HORRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS Celexa is used to treat major depression--a stubbornly low mood that persists nearly every day for at least 2 weeks and interferes with everyday living. Symptoms may include loss of interest in your usual activities, insomnia or excessive sleeping, a change in weight or appetite, constant fidgeting or a slowdown in movement, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and repeated thoughts of suicide. Like the antidepressant medications Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft, Celexa is thought to work by boosting serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin, one of the nervous system's primary chemical messengers, is known to elevate mood. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Celexa. More common side effects may include: Abdominal pain, agitation, anxiety, diarrhea, drowsiness, dry mouth, ejaculation disorders, fatigue, impotence, indigestion, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, painful menstruation, respiratory tract infection, sinus or nasal inflammation, sweating, tremor, vomiting Less common side effects may include: Amnesia, attempted suicide, confusion, coughing, decreased sexual drive, depression, excessive urination, fever, gas, impaired concentration, increased appetite, increased salivation, itching, joint pain, lack of emotion, loss of menstruation, low blood pressure, migraine, muscle pain, rapid heartbeat, rash, skin tingling, taste disturbances, visual disturbances, weight gain, weight loss, yawning Rare side effects may include: Abnormal dreams, acne, aggressive behavior, alcohol intolerance, angina (chest pain), arthritis, belching, bone pain, breast enlargement, breast pain, bronchitis, bruising, chills, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), decreased muscle movements, delusions, dermatitis, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, drug dependence, dry eyes, dry skin, eczema, emotional instability, excessive milk flow, excessive muscle tone, eye pain, fainting, feeling of well-being, flu-like symptoms, flushing, frequent urination, gum inflammation, hair loss, hallucinations, heart attack, heart failure, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, hives, hot flashes, inability to hold urine, inability to urinate completely, increased sex drive, increased urination, involuntary muscle movements, leg cramps, mouth sores, muscle weakness, nosebleeds, numbness, painful erection, painful urination, panic, paranoia, pneumonia, psoriasis, psychosis, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, skin discoloration, slow heartbeat, stomach and intestinal inflammation, stroke, swelling, teeth grinding, thirst, uncontrollable muscle movements, unsteady or abnormal walk, vaginal bleeding Answered by Violette Sandholm 3 months ago.
Nope it wasn't.... Answered by Dean Latronica 3 months ago.
im not sure.. but when u find out tell me! Answered by Kimberli Dimperio 3 months ago.
I stopped taking Celexa? What are the side effects?
it's just for depression and stuff but it wasn't really helping :/
Asked by Pearline Picado 3 months ago.
Do not stop taking Celexa without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor may need to gradually reduce the dose before stopping Celexa completely. Suddenly stopping Celexa may cause unpleasant and potentially serious side effects. Celexa withdrawal symptoms can occur at any dosage. Celexa withdrawl symptoms can begin within eight hours of a missed dose and can last from one to eight weeks. The particularly nasty Celexa withdrawal symptoms can easily last beyond eight weeks. If already using Celexa, the best advice is to taper off slowly instead of going “cold turkey.” It is important to develop a specific tapering schedule with your health care provider to minimize Celexa withdrawl symptoms. Anyone discontinuing Celexa runs the risk of suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Over 50 different symptoms have been reported with antidepressant withdrawal, with dizziness nausea, fatigue, headache, gait instability and insomnia the most common. The lucky ones will experience only minor Celexa withdrawal symptoms. They might even blame their Celexa withdrawal symptoms on the flu. For others, the Celexa withdrawal symptoms are debilitating. Effexor, Paxil, Zoloft and Lexapro top the “Worst Offenders” list of withdrawal symptoms. Almost 80 percent of people experience withdrawal symptoms when discontinuing Effexor. At least half the people who stop using Paxil experience withdrawal symptoms. The newer medications Serzone, Wellbutrin and Remeron rarely produce withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal is most common with antidepressants that have a short half-life. A half-life is the amount of time it takes for half the drug to clear from your body. Effexor, tricyclics, MAOIs and most SSRIs all have the potential to cause withdrawal symptoms. Of the SSRIs, Prozac generally causes the least amount of withdrawal symptoms because of its long half-life of two to four days. In comparison, Effexor has a half-life of about five hours. Effexor withdrawal symptoms can begin after missing a single dose. Celexa Withdrawal symptoms: Anxiety Dizziness Fatigue Headache Insomnia Tremors Visual hallucinations Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Restlessness Blurred vision Muscle and joint pain Jolting electric "zaps” Tingling sensations Fever Abdominal discomfort Flu symptoms and general malaise Anorexia, agitation Vertigo Gait disturbances Sweating Irritability Aggression Sleep disturbance and insomnia Nightmares Vivid dreams Confusion Memory and concentration difficulties Chills and hot flashes Crying spells Suicidal thoughts Lethargy Weakness Myalgia One particularly disturbing antidepressant withdrawal symptom is hallucinations. While working through the physical and emotional effects of Celexa withdrawl symptoms, hallucinations can make the sufferer feel as if they are going crazy. You are not going crazy. You unwittingly became hooked on a drug that your doctor, by prescribing it, told you was okay. Like Celexa, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants, Deprex aids in the production, increase and release of serotonin. Unlike prescriptive antidepressant medications, Deprex is a non-prescriptive, all-natural “antidepressant” that provides the necessary dietary precursors to complement the body's own ability to produce and release Serotonin. Deprex also affects Norepinephrine activity while reducing Cortisol secretion. This natural rebalancing of brain biochemistry calms anxiety while easing depression - all without side effects. Celexa can cause serious side effects. Weight gain is a common Celexa side effect. Less common but life threatening is the increased risk of suicide. Celexa has been linked to drug-induced stuttering. *This antidepressant drug information does not endorse Celexa, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your health care provider or pharmacist. The information provided should not be construed to indicate that Celexa is safe, effective or appropriate Answered by Lovie Welsch 3 months ago.
Stopping Celexa Answered by Randolph Tao 3 months ago.
Celexa Withdrawal Answered by Tasha Ganns 3 months ago.
Abruptly removing yourself from any medication can be dangerous. As i'm not entirely sure what you're taking Celexa for, i cant say for sure what side effects you may or may not experience. Regardless you should probably inform your doctor of the change in medication, and if you feel you need to limit the amount your taking, do it in small steps down from the original dose prescribed. It's unlikely to be fatal, but if you're taking medication for a health reason it's not very safe to stop. Answered by Fausto Brais 3 months ago.
Having suffered from vestibular migraine for years. I can really appreciate when someone understands a sufferer's frustration, worry and despair. The Ultimate Vertigo Protocol is like having a real human guide you to a vertigo free life. As soon as I started to apply the method, I have noticed improvements. Now, 7 days later, it feels like living a miracle. I would highly recommend this book to I anyone with vertigo & dizziness Treats Root Cause of Dizziness? Answered by Colby Lodi 3 months ago.
I felt much better. I had vertigo and gait instability while taking 20 and then 10 mg. I quit cold turkey and have been lucky enough to have gained something of a normal life. I took it for anger control and was slightly effective. Taking citalopram for 10 years was bad decision by me and my doctors. Answered by Aundrea Zumbach 3 months ago.
Abruptly stopping an antidepressant can be very dangerous. If you feel it is not helping you must see your doctor.Usually they will try something else if the antidepressant you are on is not helping.You need to get medical advice before you stop taking any drug that is prescribed. Answered by Gerda Wheetley 3 months ago.
Talk to your Dr. I was given that once & I went into convulsions & felt like I was being pulled & grabbed. medication is NO good when side effects outweigh the consequences. Answered by Marie Cosden 3 months ago.
Celexa, remeron, and wellbutrin?
I am taking low doses of all three. 10 mg celexa, 15 remeron, and 100 wellbutrin. I was on the remeron and celexa together for 5 years, and would have an occasional drink or two with no effects. Does anyone know the risk with the three medications?
Asked by Kum Reinhard 3 months ago.
Citalopram (Celexa), mirtazapine (Remeron) and bupropion (Wellbutrin) are three different antidepressant drugs... you use treatment refractory depression drug combination... Especially a SSRI plus mirtazapine combination is highly effective on depression and makes a remission (Complete relief of depressive sypmtoms, or just a normal mood for a long while). Especially venlafaxine (Effexor) + mirtazapine combination are too much effective to reach remission. But venlafaxine has not a big difference from SSRIs as action mechanism and Celexa+Remeron has same level effectiveness on depression. In daily practice responses these two drugs combination are incredible... just one point, i think you need a dosage manegament... Because mirtazapine has not a significant effect under 30 mgr/day usually and Celexa(citalopram) also has no significant effect under 40 mgr/day as using single drug. Wellbutrin has completely different effect mechanism on ... More important thing that it is to increase dosages... Three dopaminergic system... Especially for first two drugs Celexa and mirtazapine have no certain side effects in long term administration. But metabolic syndrom and increased eating and increased calory intake must be followed up carefuly.Three effective drugs but low doses... I am a clinician and i know that every big center of health (like university hospitals) has an algorytm for treatment of depression especially treatment refractory depressions. But these dosages are not associated with any treatment algorytm in my mind or i cant remember(?!). At least 30 mgr/ day Celexa(maybe more) and 30 mgr/day Remeron will treat your depression. Of course if your problems are related with depression only like distymic disorder, bipolar depression or .. i dont know your clinic table and your drinking behavioral pattern and your history. I know that and see easily your dosages are not sufficient... i wish you healty days... Answered by Jan Tolleson 3 months ago.
Can anyone help me here? I am on both Celexa and mitrazapine (10 mg/15 mg) respectively. I seem to be very tired during the day, which I guess i better than being anxious? Anyway, wondering if it's safe to take them both at night, instead of mitrazapine at bedtime and Celexa in the AM? Any help would be greatly appreciated. My docs office is closed until after holidays, or I would call and ask! Answered by Margarett Lamorte 3 months ago.
Alcohol is a depressant, so it's not a good idea. However, if you are a lifer on these meds, it's unrealistic to expect you give up normal life things. Have a low octane drink when you have a ride and not much to do the next morning. You'll only know once you've tried. Answered by Alethia Erne 3 months ago.
You can check the risk of each medicine by typing them into goggle. I find it unusal that you are taking 3 SSRI's instead of taking one and increasing the dosage. What other medical conditions to you have that would make it essential to take 3 anti-depressants? Answered by Marisha Coffee 3 months ago.
I have the same exact problem except when my anxiety starts up, I usually end up in the hospital. If you get a good reliable answer, could you please tell me? Answered by Stephanie Krupicka 3 months ago.
i know you should not drink while taking them Answered by Tonisha Oudker 3 months ago.