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  1. Hi Everyone, Yep, I did it. I am indeed an idiot. I forgot I took my 11am 40mg Celexa yesterday morning and took another 40mg at 2pm. Then I forgot I did THAT and took my regular 11am dose this morning, so I'm hurting. Weird nausea thing happening in my head right now, but I don't think it's bad enough to go to the hospital. Anything I can do other than wait it out? I've got so much work to do. I deeply appreciate any help. LMN
  2. I know that a lot of bipolar folks take an SSRI as part of their daily regimen of meds and apparently it seems to help. But there's some growing concern in the pdoc world now that SSRI's may be causing manic symptoms and even directly causing manic episodes. I was on SSRI's for 10 years before quitting last October. In chronological order: Celexa, Zoloft, Celexa again, Lexapro, Zoloft again, Prozac, Zoloft again briefly, back to Prozac to close it out. For me, personally, after stopping them altogether, I was able to see what they were doing to my system. I truly believe they made m
  3. Has anyone had any experience with Celexa, Wellbutrin and Lamictal combo? I was on 300 mg of Lamictal up until a month ago when my pdoc added 20 mg of Celexa to help my depression. Yesterday (a month later) he added 150mg of Wellbutrin XL to help counteract the sexual side effects of the Celexa. Has this combo worked for anyone?
  4. I just started Celexa 4 days ago and last night was my first time taking the full dose (From 10mg to 20mg). I take it at night and wake up exhausted. Like I'm falling asleep every time I sit down and this morning I woke up with the super shakes. I'm also clenching my jaw big time and I don't grind my teeth ever. Celexa was the first anti depression med that I ever tried and I came off of it because of the sexual side effects (maybe tmi? oh well). My Dr wanted to see how it worked again since I didn't have a terrible reaction with it the first round. I would definitely remember if shaking or j
  5. I just started up on Celexa again for the 2nd time (was off all meds for a year). It's only been 3 days and I feel overwhelmingly lethargic & apathetic all of the sudden. Up until now, my energy has been normal/decent and the last 2 days, all I can do at around 1pm-2pm is go back to bed and lay there for 2-3 hours. I am not sedated and i do not sleep - it's like my body is a bowling ball and I get caught into an incredible vortex of inertia and i cannot get up!! I'm a total sloth. I am only on 20mg (but now I'm on Lamictal also). Previously, I had gone up to 40mg on Celexa then 60mg a
  6. Hello, I have been having issues for the last 15 years or so, and I am 29 now. I started with a Dx of MD and I was loaded with a deep depression, rage, and anger. Self-loathing, despair yada yada. Anyways, after a while it progresses due to life. November last year I speak with my pcp and break down in tears because I can no longer handle my life. I was not suicidal, yet, but more than overwhelmed to the point I was beginning to worry I might hurt one of my children without realizing it. Action before thought... he put me on risperdal. It worked like a dream after I adjusted. Not fu
  7. Already have been reducing ability from 20 mg down to 5mg, and Celexa from 40 mg to 10mg. Just started Wellbutrin a couple of days ago. If I am taking Wellbutrin is it okay to go ahead and just stop the other two? Stopping the Ability and Celexa cause of weight gain and can't lose on it. Didn't realize it can cause obesity and make it hard to lose. Does anyone know about that? Does it mess up your thyroid or metabolism? Does it take a few weeks to normalize after you stop?
  8. Newbie here... Here's my history... Had a head injury as a child, had to relearn everything. For the next 6 years or so had majoy personality changes, from crying hysterical or laughing uncontrollably... My pdoc said something about ppl who have head injurys are 75% more likely to have depression and personality disorders all their life. Anyway... Ive been on anti depression meds since I was prob in high school. Tried everything at one point or another. Had a complete hysterectomy in Feb and since then my brain has turned to mush. Been having behavioral, issues with my son too. Could just be p
  9. Hey everybody, I'm a 22 year old dude, pretty high functioning and high achieving. I've just graduated college, have been working as a cancer researcher, and have never destroyed any important relationships or had any serious run-ins with the law. BUT (there's always a but) I have been convinced for about 2 years now that I was going crazy, that I was experiencing a schizophrenic break, that the world wasn't real, and that I had a million different deadly diseases. I've also been suffering from all sorts of physical ailments, which I now know are just somatic symptoms of depression. I tr
  10. Hello everyone, First time poster, growing increasingly desperate for insight. I was put on 20mg Celexa for anxiety/depression in the fall of 2012. I was newly 21 and I've had general anxiety and depression since I hit puberty. On the citalopram, I had side effects that were relatively bothersome but for only relatively a short period. I had been given new life and felt better than I had in a long, long time. However, by fall of 2013, I wasn't doing well. It felt like I wasn't taking medicine at all, as I was as anxious and depressed as ever, and went to see my doctor. She suggested we up
  11. I am currently on 30 mg of Celexa for my depression & anxiety which seems to be an effective dose for me. My doctor added Wellbutrin XL 300 mg to help counteract the sexual side effects I was complaining of. The wellbutrin doesn't help!! I've noticed an increase in my energy and overall I'm feeling pretty good, but I have absolutely no sexual desire anymore and less physical sensations and reactions from sex when I do have it. HELP ME - I'm frustrated and my husband is frustrated. We had a great sex life pre-meds and I don't want to go off medication because I do need it, but I want to
  12. I'm finally tapering my dose of Citalopram (Celexa) to switch to Sertraline (Zoloft). I was on 40mg, now cut to 20mg for a week, having 2 'wash out' days of no meds providing im not screwed up & then starting Sertraline at 50mg. Since it's my first time changing medication, what sort of things should I expect from a) coming off Citalopram & b) Zoloft? Any tidbits of knowledge will be useful or any coping strategies for if/when things go south x
  13. So I have a long history of depression (since I can remember) and about I year after my first attempted suicide (when I turned 18) they threw me on Paxil. I went NUTTERS. Not good, and I thought I had been emotionally crazy before (lots of freaking out and crying and obsessive phone calling...) Then I was switched onto Celexa which I kept on until earlier this year after my third suicide attempt. I asked my doctor for a medication that was more for anxiety than depression so she threw Cipralex at me because she had free samples. So far, the only differences between the three (besides n
  14. I started on 20mg of citalopram about 4 days ago, it's my first antidepressant. So far I've had no noticeable side-effects, possibly feel more thirsty, tired and yawning more. I was afraid of the sexual side-effects, but surprisingly my desire for sex is unaffected and my erections have actually become much stronger and I can maintain them at 'full throttle' for the entire time. Problem is I can't even get close to finishing, I always had a hard time finishing and could easily have sex for 30-40 minutes, but now I can get to the one hour mark and not finish, even if I'm doing it alone it's
  15. I've always been very intermittent when taking my meds. I've been prescribed Celexa for many years, and I've just noticed the last couple of times that I've "buckled down" and made an effort to take it consistently that my memory seems to be affected. It's a bit frustrating, because I didn't have this issue when I first began taking it years ago. I've just started seeing a therapist again, and she definitely wants me to keep taking it, even suggesting that it might only be a transient side effect. My meds are prescribed by my GP, so there is no pdoc to discuss it with...of course, I could
  16. Hello all I took my first dose of 20 mg Citraprolam last night at bedtime. This was my first time ever taking an antidepressant. I slept ok, but one thing I noticed is that I woke up several times during the night, which I never do, and I seemed to sleep "lighter" than usual. This morning I woke up feeling pretty good, in fact I woke up more easily than I ever have my whole life for it to be 6 in the morning (lol). Anyway, I felt really wired and a little odd but calm this morning (weird feeling, I have to say). As the day went on, I got really drowsy and have continued to be drowsy. Also
  17. I've had a rather peculiar side effect from some of the different antidepressants I've taken. Well, maybe not peculiar, but I'm not really sure how I should describe it exactly. It's a sort of feeling like many of the muscles in my body want to clench up and are unable to relax. Additionally, there's a sort of feeling of pressure around my head, as well as my chest (I call it "feeling like a gorilla is sitting on my chest"). When I've mentioned it to my pdocs before, I haven't gotten much feedback despite mentioning how miserable it makes me feel. I actually feel unequipped to truly describ
  18. I'm looking for some advice. I've had a lot of experience with different antidepressants, and almost no success. I'm getting pretty tired of the whole trial-and-error process, and I'm not terribly confident in my doc's ability to prescribe the right thing, especially considering some special circumstances. Here's my history. I have been diagnosed with social anxiety and dysthymia. I've had both as long as I can remember. My first experience with taking antidepressants was Paxil when I was 16. This actually seemed to work well, cleared the anxiety and depression right up. I eventually tapere
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