Celexa withdrawal side effects how long

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But be aware that all antidepressants that I am aware of have side effects/withdrawal symptoms that are not made known by the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture them. Your dr. probably is unaware of them as well but just does what they are told to by their salesmen of the antidepressant.
i tried to call my doctor's office and tell them how i feel just so that i could find out how long it will last, but the idiot receptionist said (in response to the electro-shock symptoms) "what? i've never heard of that." and then proceeded to ask me if "i was only experiencing them while walking on carpet..?" !!!!!!! wow. i can't believe the insensitivity and inanity of that question...
That is a very interesting story, going cold turkey on Celexa and not having withdrawal side effects. For anyone reading, do not do this because the withdrawal mental effects can be unnecessarily agonizing and pointless. In your case, you had no choice the way you describe it, so I am not passing judgement. What was your dose? You should talk to a pharmacist immediately though for information.
The withdrawal symptoms (sounds like yours) are usually over in three weeks. In the meantime, if they are particularly awful, as you have described, you can ask your doctor to prescribe some quick acting anti-anxiety drugs to help you with this period.
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has told me to reduce it to 20 mg. I was wondering if there would be any side effects that I should know about while adjusting to the smaller dose?
Seeing this was posted December 26, 2007 are you off Celexa now? If so how did the withdrawal go & how long did they last. I am weaning off myself & right now I am having a hell of a time. It's the fourth day i'm getting zaps, headaches, moodswings, irritable, dropping thing, I feel anxious, and very nausiated.
I only took 20mg of celexa for 4 days and got horrible side effects so i stopped cold turkey...it's been 1 week and i'm feeling like i'm going crazy...weird sound in ears...anxious...zappy feeling in head...can't concentrate...extremely dizzy....can these things happen only being on the anti depressent for 4 days....how long does it take to get out of my system?
So I've continued to take 10mg every 5 days. Once I stop all together how long do you think the side effects will last? Many thanks.
I have been on Celexa for 1 year and I am crying as I am trying to go off of it. Electricity feels like it is going through my head. Does anyone know how long I will have to go through this? I am extremly exhausted and feel like I need to keep my stomach full at all times so that I don't vomit.
I have had no emotional side effects (lot's of yoga, Eckart Tolle, spinning and a vegan diet) but the physical side effects are killer. The brain zaps, dizziness, nausea and flu like symptoms are really bothersome Any recommendations for herbal or vitamin supplements to help the symptom>. Also, will increasing exercise, hot steaming and lots of water help or do I just have to wait it out? I have been taking the drug for approx 2 years, how long do symptoms usually last?
I was in one of those studies and comlained loudly that the long term side effects were horrible. If your severe side effects last anything less than 3 years, you are very, very lucky. Pharmaceutical companies are interested in publishing the truth, only a profit. If you have had serious side effects after trying to withdraw from Zoloft, please contact me: ***@**** I will be happy to help you sue Pfizer. If you are considering taking Zoloft, DON'T.
side effects and withdrawal. I also draw comfort from the posts in this and other threads in the forum because its helped me know what to expect. That understanding has made the process much more bearable. I share my experience with the hope that it might also open a window for others.
Instead of giving me beta blocker to take before performances, which is what I expected (and should have gotten), she diagnosed me as having generalized anxiety disorder and put me on low-dose Celexa (10 mg/day). I had horrible side effects (mostly gastrointestinal and sleep disturbances) but I kept with it as she indicated, for 6 months.
I am FREAKING OUT. Not sure if it's withdrawals from Celexa, or side effects from the Wellbutrin SR. Took 40mg of Celexa for a year and Psychiatrist switched me to Wellbutrin SR 150mgs a day. He told me to stop the Celexa cold turkey. That I'd be fine, and just start taking the Wellbutrin SR the next day. This was on Oct 4th that I started the Wellbutrin SR and stopped the Celexa. Glad my sex drive is back, but other than that, I feel like taking my head off with a chainsaw about 1/2 the time.
I've heard plenty of horror stories about Effexor withdrawal. How long before Wellbutrin kicks in? (If you tell me 4-6 weeks I might as well just quit my job, divorce my husband, and lock myself in a rubber room!) Just FYI, I also take Levoxyl (150 mg. at night). Thanks for your help.
It's possible the residual Xanax in your system, withdraw, immediately following having taken the Klonipin could cause cause some side effects as well as the Celexa. For me, i can take Klonipin without a problem but I cannot take Xanax. Go figure. Everyone is different and those of us who are so sensitive to meds seem to be on a different path than others. Give Therapy a good try, you have nothing to loose and possibly a lot to gain.
I tried some of the ones y9ou tried, and found them to be a little troublesome as far as side effects go. My current med is serzone. Took me about three weeks to get through some of the initial side effects, and to feel better. Now over 2 months into it, I feel great. My other comment is that once you stabilize your dosage, and the side effects diminsh, it's worth the trouble.
I became pregnant with my fifth child while taking injections and took about 3 days worth before I realized I was late for my period. I was nervous about side effects and how they would effect my baby based on the warning of birth defects, but my now 6 month old is perfect with no signs of any birth defects. Don't freak out if you got pregnant while taking injections but definetly stop taking them if you think you may be. You do not want to risk your babies health just to lose weight.
How long does Risperidone withdrawal period last.I had to discontinue it at 1.
Doc told me I could alternate between the taper dose and the last week's dose to ease the taper in, if side effects started. I think I was told that SSRI are not addictive, so you don't have to worry about some habit nagging away at you (like cigarette withdrawals would be like) while you go off Celexa. Anyone disagree, feel free to advise me differently. I hope you haven't been off long enough for the pings to start. As LCChick says, see a doc immediately.
I am the opposite of you, I have trouble sleeping with celexa (when I first start to take it, also I have trouble sexually) for me the side effects get better, and out of all the drugs I have taken Celexa is the best. I am agorapobic with an anxiety disorder. I have panic attacks and when I am on celexa they are easier to deal with. I would suggest to you that you should stay on the celexa and talk to your doctor about the side effects. I wish I was you and I was really tired on celexa....
Yeah I think you may have just thought you were having side effects and threw yourself into a bad panic attack. How long did it last? If it was the meds the bad feeling would last for a while and if it was just a panic attack the real bad feelings will subside rather quickly and you will still feel a little strange after. copy and paste this link it tells you all the side effects of panic and anxiety. Good luck!!
My question is are there any antideppresants currently on the market that relieve the tention but have no sexual side effects? I would stay on Celexa for the rest of my days if I had a sex life. You don't realize how big sex is a part of life, until you don't have it. Please help me I'm desperate to have a wonderful life for myself, my son, and my husband.
Granted, we are all different, but with that being said, I had virtually no side effects from Lexapro. Celexa is very close in chemical makeup, but that one didn't work well for me for my anxiety. I know it does for others, with minimal side effects, so it may be a good choice.
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