Celexa for ptsd

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I am also on zyprexa and celexa for my bi polar I finally lost 12 lbs but it tookd some doing.So hang in there and let me know how you are.I will look for your post on they thyroid side.
First off welcome home to your spouse, I am a combat vet, and till suffer with PTSD. What specgic meds is yor spous eon for PTSd? and it doesnt sound likea good idea to take ablood pressure pi;; fot PTSD. Is he being seen at a VA facility? if so i recomed A diff DR.
Thoughts of burning myself with a iron, match, and did do it at work by hot water. Fingers were swollen for 4 days. I think this is the Celexa causing the self mutilation. My counselor nor psychiatrist think so. Do you think this could be the meds or are they on the right track thinking this is from the sexual abuse?
It would be unusual for Celexa to be prescribed for medical conditions such as headaches, irritable bowel, or muscle pain. I urge you to discuss your concerns further with your physician.
I was on celexa for two years at age 16. It made me go absolutely insane to the point where I tried to commit suicide and ended up in the hospital again. The week I went off of it, I felt incredibly better. I have extreme PTSD now, see a therapist, I have anger issues, and loss of memory all because of Celexa. I would like to know who I can call or go to to report this and get some sort of justice.
Do i have this Severe anxiety from The medicine itself (i was only on celexa and prozac for 6 days) or could it be PTSD from the bad experience i had from the adverse reactions? What would you do. I cant deal with this anymore i want to enjoy life and my family.
I was put on keppra for the next year but I read on another ptsd related seizure post that for non epileptic seizures such as mine, anti seizure meds are pointless. I have come to find out that two of my old pals who had similar drinking habits have had problems with seizures since exiting the military.
a lot of guilt can surface quickly do you have nightmares? I dream of combat when I sleep I take Zoloft for PTSD and anxiety keep trying the pills may work. you must find a good mix they normally treat this with antidepressants you can find it thru trial & error.
I WAS DIAGNOSED BY THE ARMY AS HAVING PTSD. I HAVE HAD OUT PATIENT AND IN PATIENT THERAPY. I WILL BE FINE FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS THEN I FEEL THE SAME ALL OVER AGAIN. I AM CURRENTLY TAKING 150MG EFFEXOR AND 200MG ZOLOFT. I ALSO TAKE 400MG OF SEROQUEL TO SLEEP. I HAVE SEROQUEL IN 25MG TABLETS FOR ANXIETY. SOMETIMES I CAN SLEEP AND SOMETIMES I CANN'T. THE ONLY THING THEY SEEM TO DO FOR ME IS KEEP UPING THE DOSES. I NEED SO REAL HELP. I HAVE INSOMNIA, FLASHBACKS, NIGHTMARES, NIGHT SWEATS, NIGHT JERKS.
i was taking celexa for like 8 months or so and ive changed over to zoloft ive been taking the zoloft now for 12 days and the celexa i was weened down off of like 6 to 7 days ago, well the first week ive felt fine now that its almost been 2 weeks im having my head hurt just feel kind of crapy with head hurting, so is this the celexa withdrawl simptoms or is it the zoloft?
give the celexa time. It takes 4-6 weeks for it to really get the benefit from it. there should be no problem with the patch. but I can highly reccomnend hypnosis to quit smoking.I went last Friday and had it done and I havent smoked since. cool huh. good luck to you .I know how hard it is to try to quit smoking.
If I'm not bipolar, I'd rather not take all this medication (Depakote, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Ambien and Klonopin) for life, especially since I've never taken an antidepressant that was effective for more than a year. I hate to raise the issue directly with my doctor, for fear of creating a problem between him and my therapist. Any insight you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I have a dilemia. I've been on Celexa for the past year and a half due to PTSD, alcohol abuse, and depression. Celexa has worked wonders for my mental health,but has killed my sex life. I decided to handle things on my own terms for a while and discovered sex all over again. The trouble is so is my uncontrolable anger, where the only thing I can do to help from hurting something is sleep. I want to be a normal person that's happy and having sex.
At first I was on Celexa; later on, my psychiatrist placed me on progressively larger doses of Lexapro. The medication worked extremely well. Last year, however, I went through an extremely traumatic event and was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. After the event, the same medication that had worked so well prior to it seemed to lose its effectiveness. I had been on 20 mg of Lexapro prior to that; my psychiatrist decided to try 30 mg.
On June 5 I asked for your opinion on switching to Celexa from Paxil. I discussed this with my Dr. and he thought it was worth trying Celexa. Although the Paxil had worked great on and off it kept "pooping out". I am on Day 3 in the switch - Celexa (20 mg) and Paxil (10mg) both in the am. I may be expecting too much - but I am nervous about what I have been feeling.
In respect of your addiction you will probably find more useful advice from the substance abuse forum or the addiction forum and there is also a forum for PTSD. I would say to definitely give your medications a proper go and its important that you do not self-medicate with other drugs on top. Remember to tell your psych what's been happening so they work out a proper plan for you.
I wish the VA was better than it was and you could get better therapy for your PTSD. I've had PTSD for a long time but just didn't know it. All of the therapists and doctors I've seen tried to get me to talk about my truama but I refused for years. I guess since I was refusing to admit anything they couldn't diagnose PTSD until I was willing to talk. And even know I only have a few memories and they've come in the form of nighterrors which they have diagnosed as flashbacks.
I try to cope with being mentally ill, as I know it will always be a part of me, like the COPD now is. But, I have battled mental illness for so long. I just think it could be better for me somehow. Thank you for listening to me. Any suggestions would be so appreciated.
Unfortunately not exactly however someone did send me a personal message which gave me a lot of good idea's but what I'm looking for is something I should make a definitive game plan for. Maybe I could work with someone that could give me a better diagnosis or game plan. I understand that somethings take time but I want to do this aggresively.
I started Celexa for "mild" anxiety and stress back in November. It gave me increased nervousness and anxiety from the start, but I decided to "tough it out" like so many people told me I should do and give it a chance to work. I only took it for 2 months. The anxiety that the drug caused seemed like it started to get better and then just hit me with panic attacks and crying spells that I did not have before taking this drug.
I neglected to say that I presently take Wellbutrin, Buspar and Celexa for my PTSD.
Hi...I also have PTSD...have had it for several years. PTSD can mask as several other things...BPD being one of them...BP (bipolar disorder) being another. PTSD is very complex.
This is kind of a tough one! Did your daughter have any panic attacks BEFORE her surgeries? If NOT, than it would be my humble opinion that the surgeries are, indeed, the culprit. If she had them before the surgeries, it could be a host of issues. Was she treated unkindly at school by classmates that could have left her feeling alone and depressed? Was she anxious about her looks or how this conditon affected her ability to "fit in?
My boyfriend just dramatizes it and makes me feel worse. I am on klonopin and Celexa for it, is there something better that I sould be on?
The trigger for the depression is the PTSD
Lunesta, Xanax, Rozeram, Ambien, Celexa, Trazodone...and now Elavil. The only reason I am still on it is the hope that it will reduce my anxiety which in turn will help my problem with sleep. Elavil is also the only meds that I have been on that has not given me side effects. I wish Xanax or Ambien put me to sleep. Xanax gave me panic attack symptoms and on Ambien I hallucinated. Rozeram was a bust along with Lunesta. I was having issues 2 - 3 xs a week where I would not sleep ALL night.
It worked really well for the depression and for ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) I was then given amitriptilline which also worked well for depression. There are many kinds of antidepressants and the different kinds work differently. I hope this helps some. Good luck and God bless.
I've been taking Citalopram (Celexa) for a couple months now for PTSD and it's great stuff. My Dr. switched me from Zoloft because it wasn't cutting it. I can relate to the anxiety coming off Sub. I thought that I was going to have a mental break more than once.......
I've heard an equal amount of horror stories as I have positive stories. I took Celexa for 3 days but it caused me to have a severe panic attack that lasted 3 days and I'm not willing to have that happen again. About a year before taking Celexa, I took it with Wellbutrin for about 4 months for depression and never had a side effect like that. I also know Zoloft and Celexa are both SSRI's so I'm nervous to take it.
I have been taking effexor for two months for PTSD anxiety and depression. All from combat experience. It has worked great for me. 150mg every morning and I don't eat with it either. Doc said I don't have go. Within one week of taking this med I lost 5lbs just from my body not stressing so much. It was hard for me to see if it was working because I was on Zoloft for a year and it wore off fast even with increased perc. Just give it a chance. If it works great.
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