When do celexa side effects go away

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Avatar n tn headaches, which <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> away, and restless sleep, which i hope goes away. but the one that bothers me the most is i have this constant feeling of musical tunes. you know, sort of like an ocd thing going. if i hear a song on the radio or such, i like hum this in my head most of the day. i don't know if it's because i am fatigued, because of the restless sleep, or if this is normal. (no, this is not hallucinating). i do not have racing thoughts or anything like that.
Avatar n tn I took 50 mg of Zoloft for awhile(3 months) but wanted to change medications due to the sexual <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. My new doctor said <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span> had less <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> overall... I have felt a little sick after taking it, but I figure it will go away after a week or two...My big question is Ive researched celexa on many websites and most mention it being used for depression and OCD-- but none have mentioned anxiety or specifically social phobia anywhere.
Avatar n tn I was recently on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span> for a little over a month and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> for me were nausea which got worse over time and bad diahrea, so bad in fact I could barely reach the toilet many times. Needless to say I went off it and had withdrawal for about one week, bad headaches, flu like symptoms and nausea and vomiting where I could hardly eat for five days.
Avatar n tn I am prepared to do that, I was just wondering if the tingling and undercurrent of anxiety is due to the initial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span>, or if I could be responding to it as I did the Zoloft? I didn't want to quit taking it too soon for the simple fact it might help. I need your advise. Many thanks.
Avatar m tn This doctor had not listened to me when I told him when he prescribed it. I took it for a month. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> were bad too. Worse drug I ever took. I know it suits some people. I am on Effexor 150mgs now, and the anxiety has gone. So I found a drug that suits me. We just have to keep trying until we find the one for us. If you found a drug that helped you, then ask for that again. It's your body.
Avatar f tn All the things you are feeling now will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span> in time. Its a big shock to our system when it no longer has the pills. I would highly recommend getting some sort of aftercare program in place. We never beat this demon, we try to put it to sleep and hope it doesnt wake up. Recovery care will help with that......Congrats on 1 week!!!!!!
Avatar n tn HELP are these common <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, how do I stop them and I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia and am going to start taking cymbalta
Avatar n tn I am afraid to take the celexa because I've heard so many things about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> and withdrawals when you try to stop. Should I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> back to the doctor or try the celexa? Anybody else suffer with this same thing?
Avatar f tn I was on celexa before but don't remember feeling this bad when starting them. Maybe I'll <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> down to 10mg for a week and then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> up to 20mg. I think I started at 10mg before so perhaps that is what's making the difference. Thanks again!
Avatar f tn That is a very interesting story, going cold turkey on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span> and not having withdrawal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. 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.
Avatar n tn the episode lasted for about 7 hours and ended while i was still in the hosptial BEFORE i got any medication. even tapering off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span> is difficult, what the hell do i do, i have bad withdrawal symptoms while tapering off too. ??????
671285 tn?1292663761 Many of the symptoms you experienced are potential <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span> (aka Citalopram), namely agitation, anxiety, fatigue, drowsiness, sweating, and panic. There is no question that you did the right thing in immediately notifying your doctor of these side effects and I'm glad you did. While it is unfortunate that your experience with celexa was a negative one, it is important not to generalize your experience to all antidepressants.
Avatar f tn The second is that some psychiatrist will add Wellbutrin,as stimulating antidepressant in low dosage as an adjunct to the ssri and it sometimes takes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span> the sexual <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. But then you're on two drugs, so it's a choice. So give it time, see how it goes, but if you find the side effects are too much for you and you need to try a different medication, do it sooner rather than wait a long time -- the longer you're on these drugs, the longer it takes to taper off them.
697574 tn?1273959347 Don't get me wrong, it works wonders and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> disappear almost as soon as the positive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> start happening. Just keep to them and keep a positive attitude that they'll work and everything will be fine.
Avatar m tn Hello there! If you follow the same path with the Zoloft that a vast majority of people do (which is impossible to predict, unfortunately), the initial side effects should start to improve within the next week or two, if not hopefully sooner. The one thing I would mention is that you seem to be going up in your dose rather quickly, going from 25mg to 50mg after only 1 week on the 25mg. That's pretty quick and probably could account for the more severe side effects.
Avatar n tn Anyway I was reading on google that Top[omax has had warnings issued out for it that one of it's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> can cause blindness and pressure behind the eyes etc. Is that true, and is it a serious enough warning to warrant looking into another medicine? I have been on this medicine since August 2001. I take 800mg a day. (400mg am and 400mg pm). Thanks very much for any input that you can give me on this.
282804 tn?1236837191 This monster changes you forever, and no one can tell me the chemical <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> to the brain are imagined. When I learned it was back after 15 months, one side of me said, "Ok, time to kick this thing in the hind end again." The other part said, "What in the hell did I do to deserve this TWICE!" Anyway, I'll try not to ramble, but just know your feelings are completely normal, and there's not a one of us who hasn't felt like the world is against her.
Avatar n tn I got tired of being fat/obese and determined if I did not do it now I probably never would. Releana has worked for me and without <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. The 500 calorie diet wasn't as hard as I thought it would be but there was a few weeks where I thought about "regular" food a lot. After eight weeks of releana, I went on a 3 week normalization diet and will start another 4 week diet tomorrow. I don't know about Kevin Trudeau or any alleged chicanery.
497348 tn?1283439666 Hello there, Even if you already took that medication when starting again the body needs to readjust again thus inducing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. They will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span> once your body is used to the medication again. If the side effects doesn't go away consult your doctor. Nausea is the most commonly reported side effect when starting a new medication, especially an anti-depressant. Give your body some time to readjust.
Avatar n tn I used to be on prozac for severe anxiety and panic disorder, but stopped due to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span> now for 3 days, and usually by now I would feel some side effects and I don't, which is good! I am still anxious right now, but I believe it is because I always get nervous about taking medications. I am one of those people who is convinced I will have a bad reaction to anything I take, so I know I need to just stick it out.
484508 tn?1290014144 I'm glad to hear that it's a least helping your problems with depression and anxiety though. Talk to your doctor if the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> don't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span> because there might be a better medication for you that can help you but, not give you the dizziness. I also take trazadone to help me sleep and when I do take it I seem to have a lot of dizziness as well so I try not to take it unless I really can't sleep. good Luck!
2198057 tn?1338534805 Hon, I already answered this for you in the other thread. Most of what you describe could be side effects, but they also could be an anxiety response because you have yourself so worked up over worrying about side effects. The latter is more likely because it would be rare to get such prominent side effects after just one dose. You really need to try to not overthink this!! You are just going to set yourself up to fail. Stay busy, distract yourself as much as possible. You can do this.
362387 tn?1207277719 I just started taking celexa about a week and a half ago and yesterday started with some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. Talk to doc and he said to not take it last night 12/27 and see how I feel. Needless to say I feel some better. But he wants me to take it tonight to see if the side effects come back. I'm alittle worried. I don't want to feel like I did yesterday. Another thing I feel those brain zaps that everyone is talking about when I don't take my SSRI's.
Avatar f tn It can take six to eight weeks for the drugs to take the full effect, but generally the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span> within the first month. And, if one is bad for you, don't get discouraged...there are lots of other drugs they can try. Brad, tingling may be a side effect, though I have never read that about these types of drugs. I have had tremors with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, but no tingling. That would be a question you may want to address with your doctor.
Avatar n tn If i become pregnant after a few months of taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span>, do you think it will cause the foetus problems? What about all these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, is this medication addictive? i meen will i end up worse than i was?
Avatar n tn She told me to take a xanax and keep taking both pills– then stop the xanax when the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span>. I don't know but that just seems wrong to me. I don't want to drug myself to be able to take another drug that made me feel that badly when I was feeling good all by myself. BTW I took prozac a few years ago for about 2 years and had no side effects. I also have many friends who take celexa and say it's great.
Avatar f tn Granted, we are all different, but with that being said, I had virtually no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from Lexapro. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>celexa</span> 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.