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My doctor has prescribed my Celexa for panic with agoraphobia and severe anxiety. I'm scared to take the meds because I also have a phobia of medications, fear I will have an allergic reaction and die. Have you heard of anyone being alllergic to celexa?
My doctor just switched me from Celexa to Wellbutron. I was gaining weight and she thought this would help. She told me to stop the celexa and start the other. This has been almost 2 weeks ago and I am going through the most horrible withdrawl symptoms. I don't know how long this is supposed to go on, but I am really getting worried. I am dizzy and feeling like I am going to throw up. I have that "jolt" feeling going through me and I am finding it hard to function.
I really think I need to take something for the everyday anxiety. I did ask on another post about xanax and celexa and they said it was fine. Does anyone know about this combo. If I start the celexa I just want to be sure I can still have the xanax if I get an attack. I'm so afraid to take the celexa because of the side effects. I too paxil a few years ago and go horrible side effects. The worse was the lack of sleep.
Most of the other medication (effexor, Prozac, Zoloft) produce side effects which I did not care for. My doctor and I finally gave Celexa a try. I was taking low dosages (10mg daily) of Celexa and I was doing fine. A few months back my doctor suggested I try Lexapro. I have found that most of the bad side effects of Celexa have been eliminated with this new and so far wonderful medication, I am currently taking 10mg Lexapro daily.
i went to the dermatologist and they gave me a shot of cortisone and told me to take Benadryl The itching has persisted and is keeping me up at night. As I checked side affects for any medication I've been taking and I see the itching is a side affect of the drug, but everyone that has this condition has experienced the itching after they were on the Wellbutrin for awhile. Will my itching stop. I feel great except for the itching.
During all this I started a new job and I would lay in bed at night and have bad anxiety and panic attacks and I could not sleep . I stated taking .5 alprazolam and it helped for a little while then nothing. My dr. Started me on ambien and lunesta with little relief from either drug. The I started 100mg of trazadone with my .5 alprazolam. I started with a quarter of the trazadone .25 and quickly went all the way up to 200. And still it was a coin toss if I was going to sleep or not.
Hi Kristina. I did a 10 second drug interaction check online and the result was one Moderate Interaction. "Applies to: Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Celexa (citalopram) Using diphenhydramine together with citalopram may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications.
I am not sure which ones are recommended for pregnancy because they took me off of celexa when I was expecting and did not replace it with a different one. Maybe the ob and your doctor prescribing the antidepressant can put their heads together and come up with a better plan for you. I was worried about what I had to take when I was pregnant but my daughter is now seven months old and healthy as can be. Good luck to you and your baby.
I am hypothyroid- used to have Graves Disease, am very sensitive to many medications( paxil=hand tremors, zoloft and celexa= diarrhea). Can't take Benadryl,codeine, atenalol, naldecon, prevascid)Neurosurgeon wants me to take celebrex for neck pain but I am afraid to take that. Also wants bone scan but I don't want to get dye injected at this point. Please help with advice on the depomedrol, anxiety and depression and neck pain. Also could those injections have affected me neurologically.
Plus I take celexa and ativan for depression and anxiety anyway.Ultram had another effect on me though that I really liked and that was when i was having a really bad day I could take a couple and I would feel so much better,I guess thats what got me started, 3 a day went to 4 a day....etc.I was up to 10 a day and then when I decided to try and stop, the withdrawls were unbelieveable.I was told that I would have them but I didnt think it would be that bad.
Look, everyone seems to have valid points. I shot "smack"(heroin) for 10 yrs...got tired of trying to get the money just to stay "well". Used Methadone for 4 months every other day or every two days to come off the "H" so I wouldn't get strung-out on it(the Methadone). I've always been an anxious person and prone to being on the verge of "panic attacks"...
I have had panic and anxiety since I can remember. I was on celexa and also took Attivan when needed. I have now stopped taking them since I am pregnant with my second child. With my first child I stopped taking them too and did ok while I was pregnant. Then went back on the meds. after my child was born. I have really found that going to therapy helps ALOT and also I have a book that has helped me so much named The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne PH.D. This book is awesome.
I self medicated myself with alcohol every night from eighteen until now, except the past two months since I had abdominal surgery so now to sleep two hours I have to take four benadryl, two vicoden, one flexorol, and one medication for nausea that makes you drowsy. I cant live like this. My mind will never shut down and I feel like I am losing my mind. I am not depressed at all but terrified of death and usually I convince myself that I am dying by the end of the day.
I felt great up until 3 weeks ago and wham, it just stopped working. Celexa and Lexapro have the same main compound, though Lexapro is supposed to be more concentrated and thus you need a smaller amount which the marketing stuff says results in fewer side effects. If Celexa worked for you that well for 3 years, then go back on it and forget about Lexapro. I personally cannot take Lexapro any more. It actually INCREASES my anxiety which causes more panic attacks.
I am depressed over this as well as postpartum issues and have just been put on Celexa for anxiety and depression as well as Sonata for sleep by a recommended psychiatrist. The Sonata is too short-acthing though. I called the doc on call but he does not want to prescribe anything stronger until tomorrow, if adding melatonin and/or benadryl does not help. I am currently wearing a holter monitor and have also worn en event monitor recently.
Really makes me wonder! i've been taking 150 mg of effexor xr for a year and half, and have had some strange side effects, much like feeling manic for about 4 hours after i take it. I get the shakes, my hands tremble and i feel so hyper sometimes i cant stand it!!! And this drug is supposed to help with depression. I dont get it. Where did you read about serotonin syndrome? I am interested in reading about this.
Funny you mention the panic disorder, after my second round of anti-biotics my GP said I was stressed and anxious and put me on a anti-depressent/anxiety med and I felt great for the first week or so, then had the WORST panic attacks ever, one after another and so on. (I had a reaction to the drug- I think it was celexa)? Then when I called my GP- and said what is going on here, they sent me to a pyschologist due to my sensitivy to meds.
My problem is that I still have alot of anxiety and depression. I have high and lows in my moods and when I have a high it is great. Is this much shifting in mood and energy levels normal in the withdrawl phase or could it be something else?? I have also noticed a tingling sensation in my head and my eyes feel funny. Can anyone give advice for the depression and anxiety like natural remedies such as vitamins.
I mean they aren't as severe as they were, but I have tingling, numbness throughout my body and rushes of dizziness and nausea is the worst. I been taking Benadryl to relieve these symtpoms and it actually does help, but is it safe to take this everyday...I mean i'm not abusing it but I want to know how long these withdrawls will stop????????????????????????????????????????????? I'm going to go bananas..
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Over the past 8 years I've been on several SSRIs (zoloft, paxil(briefly), Celexa, Lexapro and finally Effexor for the past 3 years). Over the past two years it has become clear to me that the medication was limiting my, creativity and ability to access my higher level cognitive functions. I decided I needed to taper off the meds if I ever wanted to function at my full potential in life. The first time I tried to withdraw from Effexor was the most horrible experience of my life.
if i had head lice i would be infested with them and so wouldn't my family.i have tried t-gel,head and shoulders,scalpacin and taking benadryl.i do have a little bit of dandruff and the tops of my ears itch.i looked at the pictures for seborrheic dermatitis and my head does not look like that i have a few scabs and the rash on my neck that just came on there this past week.i DO NOT HAVE HEAD LICE she doesn't know what she is talking about.
Paresthesia is an unusual but possible side effect of the Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), including Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, and Luvox. It is difficult to predict if the paresthesia will resolve or not. If medical or dermatological causes of the paresthesia have been excluded, your treating physician/psychiatrist may consider treating you with an anti-histaminic medication such as Benadryl, or switch you to a non-SSRI antidepressant such as Wellbutrin or Remeron.
Panic Attack control - Alprazolam Clonazepam Diazepam - Most effective of the four listed Lorazepam Sleeping Pills - Lunesta - Worked well but diminished quickly Ambien - Sleep walking Trazadone - Akathisia, also affected anxiety Benadryl - Very effective (when I actually take them) Pain Killers (Analgesic, "self medicating") - Hydrocodone Oxycodone Anti-depressants - Lexapro - Currently taking Wellbutrin XL - Currently taking Nortriptyline Celexa Prozac Paxil - Complete nightm
The meds have worked for me. I am on celexa and klonopin....almost 5 weeks now and I am finally feeling normal again.
Hemoglobin is 9.7 and itching is almosy unbearable...no more restful nights even with Benadryl. One injection of INF now per week, though she did suggest trying 270 mcg, but I proceeded to fall apart. So she suggested a 2 week wait at SOC and adding Celexa, I think it was. Hard to comprehend when you're in meltdown mode. I will follow her advice...I think I need it. It's hard to be objective when you live on your own...no one to tell you when you might be acting a bit weird...
Then next I started burning intead of being cold I looked for holes in my body because It hurt so bad. My husband called my mom and she came and seen me and said it was probably an allergic reaction. I was begging to go to the hospital, but instead she called the doctor at the office she worked at. He told her to give me benadryl. My husband left to go get some during that time I started shaking uncontrolable I was going from being ice cold to burning feelings going through my body like waves.
It actually looked like flea bites. But my Doctor changed my meds last week to Celexa, and I am continuing to get these red itchy bumps on my chest, back and neck. There are no blisters. They are just itchy and heck. Could it be all of the different meds. or could it be my stress???
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Thanks, I am praying it subsides soon I mean they aren't as severe thank God! As to when I came off of celexa. I was diagnosed with panic disorder and klonopin been helping me out so much!
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