Celexa and dopamine

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Avatar n tn So I stoped the ativive and celexa for 3 days. I started to feel a little better and so I restarted taking celexa. I was good for a day and a half and then same symptoms. So I stopped celexa again. I saw my doctor who basically said I told you to really think about this herbal stuff, as there is not enough medical info on it. So he instructed me to stay off celexa for at least 5 days and then restart at 10 mg daily. So I started and three days later the same thing.
Avatar n tn 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. Zoloft and Paxil information seem to mention anxiety and phobias in almost eveything Ive read. Is Celexa as useful for anxiety and social phobia?? Will it be as effective for my anxiety?
Avatar n tn Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor, Celexa/Lexapro, Elavil, and Wellbutrin (or buproprion/budeprion). Through trial and error, I've learned that the SSRIs "drag me down" and sap my energy. Same with Effexor. Elavil simply tranquilized me. Of all these meds, Wellbutrin XL has worked the best for me and I've taken it (or generic equivalent) for about ten years.
Avatar n tn If adderall makes you feel much better and helps relieve the anxiety then dopamine may be the issue. If this is the case the amino acids tyrosine and phenylalanine help restore the body's natural supply of dopamine without the side effects that drugs give you. Besides, drugs NEVER restore the brain back to normal... even scientists know this. But the good news is that so many people who suffer from major mental illnesses (e.g.
Avatar m tn so i have been on celexa for about two months now, and recently i have been trying to lose weight i am 5'11 230 pounds (now i know that sounds bad but if you saw me you would not guess i was 230 pounds, i have very muscular legs which is why i think i weight 230) anyway, i have set a goal for myself to be 190 pounds by my 21st birthday, which i think is totally achievable back when my anxiety first started and i wasn't on any meds i was running 4 miles a day + weight training and i dropped my w
997928 tn?1252447837 the psych gave me lamictal and celexa but I was having alot of medical problems and I thought it was the lamictal so i quit taking it. But it wasn't. And was just taking the celexa but I was gaining alot of weight , and I allready have issues with weight. I always think I can go off pills and that I don't need them, and then someone can say something that irritates me, and I get so pissed.
Avatar f tn Unless you reach a maximum dose without benefit there is no reason to add others. Maybe he's checking the Celexa and plans on weaning off the others if there is improvement. Good luck!
Avatar f tn We have 3 major transmitters that have to do with our mood, they are Dopamine, Serotonin, and Norepinephrine. The Paxil and Wellbutrin work on the Serotonin and Norepinephine while the Lexapro and Celexa will work on your Dopamine. I believe that is the right transmitters. Anyway, the Paxil and Wellbutrin were working on 2 and now you are taking Celexa just working on 1. But if all you are suffering from is Anxiety then Celexa should help in a few weeks.
Avatar f tn When you're in withdrawal, and this happened to me, taking 5-HTP can make your withdrawal more pronounced, and taking other forms of tryptophan probably won't cross the blood/brain barrier effectively. Also note that the ssri you were taking, Celexa, does not increase the amount of serotonin in your brain, it just causes the brain to use the serotonin you have naturally to behave differently.
Avatar f tn and I have read other people say don't mix them and its a bad idea. Maybe I can take the Rhodiola first after waking up and then Celexa a couple hours after that..Anyone have advice???
Avatar f tn The combination of drugs, citalopram that is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that are dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor is not recommended. Amphetamines may possess serotonergic activity and should not be administered with SSRIs as there is an additive risk of serotonin syndrome. Enhanced sympathomimetic effects is possible.
135456 tn?1301441224 I have read recently on pubmed a study done a few years ago in which normal energegetic playful chimps were given prolonged exposure to interferon and this exposure eventually turned them into a bunch of corner huddling fearful and depressed animals ( I can relate). So my question is does anyone no for sure which neurotransmiters specifically does interferon impair so that I may ask my doctor for the proper antidepressant?
341953 tn?1209485491 I have, however, discovered that we're lacking proper dopamine levels and other chemicals in the brain that release what we need to feel 'good'.. ya know, that 'ahhhh' feeling.. where drugs were taking over and controlling those before, we're no longer ON those, so our brains have yet to function correctly without them- The good news, is that YES- these herbs we're talking about WILL do the SAME thing, with less effects..
Avatar f tn Many times it is a very workable combination because if you have both a seratonin and dopamine lack - if you balance only one of them you get a bigger problem due to a "seesaw" effect.
1345272 tn?1276403928 Wellbutrin is a rather stimulating antidepressant and is working by inhibiting the reuptake of dopamine and norepinephrine. It is usually used in combo with a SSRI like Celexa in people who are not responding correctly to the SSRIs. Since Wellbutrin doesn't affect your serotonin (well it is but very very slightly) I don't personally recommend you stop taking Celexa but take both if you want to quit Celexa you must at least taper it slowly.
Avatar f tn It is possible, in that 75 mg of pristiq may be required for norepinephrine release. The norepinephrine likely has some pro dopamine effects and can be better for negative depression symptoms such as lethargy and poor concentration. Additionally, peripheral pain transmission appears to be decreased with norepinphrine over seratonin agents alone. They both have descending pathways down the spinal cord. Sleep is critical in mood treatment.
Avatar n tn I think mostly its the low energy and maybe the cloudy thinking too. If you feel physically miserable all the time, and have a lack of energy, that would be a lot like depression that many people experience.
416625 tn?1203292598 but I know SaMe helps with serotonin and dopamine...(plus helps the liver). I have a prescription for Celexa but I really dont want to take it. I have tried SSRI's in the past and they didn't help. I hope my email made sense....my 7month old is just screaming and I am losing my mind.......I am not looking forward to the next week. thanks everyone...and hugs to all.
Avatar m tn The sustained release formulation fared almost as well with a rate of 25%. In contrast, the SSRIs (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa), venlafaxine (Effexor) and mirtazapine (Remeron) averaged about 40%. When subjects were removed who had other probable causes of sexual dysfunction, the results were even better. Wellbutrin's rate dropped to 7% with the other medications dropping to between 23-30%. " http://depression.about.com/cs/sexualdysfunction/a/bedroomblues.
Avatar n tn also helps with the depression by lifting your seritonin and dopamine levels so you get a twofold benefit. I know sometimes it is hard to be motivated but it feels so good to walk also talk to your doc about the concerns you are having.I know I tried several different meds befor I got the combo I am on now. Hnag in there and let me know how you are .I am saying prayers for you to feel better and sending healing energies you way.
Avatar n tn What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and Luvox.” Violence and suicide “I can certainly verify that antidepressants can cause mania and psychosis and cause violence and suicide,” Breggin said. “I’ve been a medical expert in numerous criminal cases — people who never committed an act of violence in their lives who became violent on these drugs.
Avatar n tn Personally I have kind of dropped off of it because I feel it makes me MORE groggy and withdrawn than helping. But then I am disgusted with feeling so tired and down and in pain BUT I'm not depressed about it at all. It's a nuisance but expected and I try to look at it that way. I hope you find the answers that you need. when I was new I posted questions so fast and furiously it was beyond words. You've come to the right place. Nobody ever seems to mind and they are just SO helpful!
Avatar n tn Took it for about 4 years and it worked wonders during that time for my Severe depression and anxiety. Then it just kind of started fading away and became less and less effective so I had to switch meds. Then I switch to Effexor and got around another 4 years effectivness from it until it also pooped out slowly. I have never heard of hair loss being a side effect of any AD medication. I know for me it never caused any hair loss.
678817 tn?1327628250 I have just been diagnosed, have been started on Lamictal, and I will be starting on Seroquel tomorrow, the start of a weekend off. I am told some people have slept up to 20 hours with their first experience with it and that starting it on the weekend is somewhat of a safety measure so as to not screw with work. I do have to go back to work Monday, though, and I am concerned that I may not be able to function properly still, even though it will be after the third night of Seroquel.
Avatar n tn 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.
86075 tn?1238118691 He says, maybe some people like myself, have enough serotonin and dopamine, whatever, and that's why I can't get on with them now...that when I do the tx, those levels will prob go down (but no one knows yet, it's not certain I'll need them) and that's when his clinic starts you on the antiDs's, not before treatment begins... Drawback, of course, being that you have to adjust to them already on tx, but he says that worked for him, and some others he knows of.
334998 tn?1197948353 better than before and he was only on 20mg whereas before 60mg was his effective dose. Just like the celexa depleted dopamine from the brain and lowering his dose and adding wellbutrin his dopamine levels were able to come back to normal and his med worked again for him.. but better! If this holds true for ssri poop out I know this has to be the same problem you're having but in the opposite way. Your dopamine receptors have been downregulated and they aren't as sensitive to dopamine as before.
Avatar n tn I really need help I have been abusing Ultram and hydros for quite a while I think th e Ultram is the hardest I ran out the other day and felt horrible and did not sleep at all I had a seizure from taking too much about a month ago. You would think that would make me stop but so far it has not. I am feeling so guilty I know I am not the person I could be and the mother and wife I should be.
Avatar m tn Whenever you finish some task successfully your brain releases serotonin, dopamine and other neurotransmitters... making you feel happy and satisfied. The task should not be difficult because you need to finish it. Eventually you will start making some progress.