Celexa and food

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Avatar n tn Its mechanism of action, efficacy, and side effects are generally similar to other SSRIs such as Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft.
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?
619930 tn?1260377854 for something to help me deal with anxiety/anger sides that I have been dealing with for almost 2 months. She prescribed Celexa and I started it on Thursday night and have been really nauseous along with a fuzzy almost headache ever since. I thought my stomach issues were relatively under control before this started, but now I am having the hardest time eating much of anything.
Avatar n tn Lexapro is supposed to be a refined version of Celexa, unfortunately you will find that it will have all the same side-effects as celexa or any of the other SSRI's. What you need to do is to have a simple enzyme test for the enzyme P450. If you have low or no P450 enzymes then you body with no metablize the medication and will have a toxic buildup which will lead to experiencing severe side-effects. I would suggest looking at the physical cause of your anxiety.
Avatar f tn My bipolar illness is now stable with 20mg Celexa and 120 mg of Geodon, however my weight is now 131 on a 5'1"-5'2" frame. I'm especially sensitive to weight gain as I am both a dancer and a swimmer and excess fat has a toll on my performance.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Sometimes the anxiety is getting so bad that I have to take a Xanax or Klonopin when I get home from work just to eat dinner. I want to exercise and eat normal but I have no energy and no appetite. Food makes me want to gag. I'm terribly worried about becoming addicted to benzo's but they are the only thing giving me any relief so that I can eat dinner. I am taking Vistaril twice a day as well for the anxiety since it is not addictive, but it only gives me a little relief.
Avatar f tn The vagus nerve lies right alongside the heart and the esophagus and when it's irritable, I get irregular beats. A lot of people have this problem. I, too, was offered -- actually urge -- to take anti-depression meds by serveral doctors for my anxiety about my heart. I finally went to a pyschiatrist and he said I wasn't depressed, but rather anxious and I didn't need the anti-depressant. I take Xanax .25 mg. 1/2 at a time as needed up to 4 pills a day. I also take Atentolol in 1/4's.
Avatar n tn Hi. I started Celexa several months ago, and had the hardest time adjusting to it...mood swings, tremors, physical inertia, etc. After being on it for a few months, well, it doesn't seem to be doing much to help me, so I decided to taper off -- which I'm doing very slowly.
Avatar n tn I have been on celexa for about 2 mo. and haven't noticed any weight gain. i was taking zoloft previous to celexa and gained about 30lbs. from what my dr. said there is less chance of weight gain with celexa, i sure hope so.i am still working on losing the weight from the zoloft, it isn't easy, just so i don't gain more.
Avatar n tn If you're a drug addict, you've come to the right place. Lots of good people here to befreind and inform you. All I can tell you about Celexa is that it's an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Prozac, Zoloft, etc. I imagine that anyone with experience taking methadone and another SSRI would have some good input for you. I'm sure someone on the forum will respond.
Avatar n tn I'm curious. I've seen alot of people using celexa complain of fatigue and weight gain which can be typical of some SSRIs. I've noticed that several people have had a drop in T4 while on celexa (TSH/T4 checked prior to initiating antidepressant therapy). Is there any literature out there on this? Can you offer some enlightenment? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I tried 1 20mg pill of celexa, first 30 mins was ok, then for 4 hours i had severe nausea i was fighting to keep my food in me. Then I tried to eat a meal and I had a panic attack and had to go to ER. I never took another pill since. Although, you may be different, All I can say is take the pill RIGHT after you finish your last bite of food at breakfast. From what the dr's have told me, that will minimize the side effects and nausea symptoms.
Avatar n tn Abrupt discontinuation of most of the Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medications (including Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft, and Luvox may cause a "Discontinuation Syndrome". This relatively rare syndrome is characterized by symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, vivid dreams, and insomnia. The risks of these occuring are decreased by tapering the medication over a few weeks. Symptoms are usually self-limiting, and resolve within two to three weeks.
Avatar f tn I guess it is better to laugh than cry sometimes... Anyway, I am depressed and have severe anxiety and I have the Celexa prescription all filled (have had it for 3 weeks now) but am scared to take it because I'm scared of gaining weight. What is the real story with this med and weight gain? Anyone know? Thanks!
Avatar n tn I have been taking Buspar and Zoloft and my phychiatrist tells me to switch to Celexa and Welbutrin. Well let me just say that after reading your posts I am NOT crazy. I have only taken 20 mg. of Celexa and 150 mg. of Welbutrin for only 3 days and my stomach is sooooooooooo bloated and I have really bad pains in my stomach . I though what the heck. Anyway, this was worse that ocd and anxiety combined, not to mention that the Welbutrin made me just want to pop out of my own skin.
Avatar n tn and try and try and try.......The look and smell of any food made me nauseous. I personally will never again in my life take an anti-depressant. As for Zoloft, my sister in law was on that about....3 years ago. And it made her gain like 25 lbs within a few months. (between summer and christmas) and she wound up suicidal as well. i know more people who have had bad experiences than good with antidepressants.
Avatar n tn But now I have ceased all Celexa and have had brain chills (which feel like electric shocks) and a migraine. Mostly I am relieved to hear that this is not abnormal. So thanks.
Avatar n tn Then I would get ready and go to work and pretty much do the same. While on Celexa I would feel tears rolling off of my face and wonder what was going on. This would happen perhaps 3-5 times a week. I had no violent emotional expressions. Heck I had no emotions some times. But, yet it was like my brain or another part of me was trying to tell me something. I still have moments of crying but, this time it's with feelings.
Avatar m tn he wasn't sure if I was showing signs of depression but thought it might help with the anxiety that was feeding my insomnia. My wife has used Celexa for years and it works well for her. No side effects at all and she's completely normal. So, I thought I'd give it a try. After 7 days at 20Mg I was all wound up, pacing the floor, heart palps - really terrible side effects. Worse than the sleeping pills. So I tapered off quickly 10Mg for 2 days then cold turkey.
Avatar f tn off of it. As for the Celexa, they always start us out on the lowest dosage, and increase it as needed until it is controlling our anxiety, this is typical so don't be concerned about it. Celexa has worked great for me, taken along with Clonazepam. But we all respond differently to these types of meds, so what works for one....may not another. That's the frustrating part, since we have no way of knowing what will work without trying it first. Once we find what works...it's well worth it!
Avatar f tn My understanding from my psychiatrist is that the 'plan' is up the celexa (although I don't know how far - I have dysthymia and ocd, so I hear...) and at some point come off the valium. I also have hypertension, so take atenolol and lisinopril and a baby asprin each day. I'm 59 years old.
Avatar m tn most doctors will taper you so the withdrawal is more manageable C/T is not recamended I remember getting all kinds of symptoms similar to your mom at this point all she can do is go back on it and taper or go threw it....you may want to go to a health food store and tell them what your doing there are supplements that can help there are also all natural things that can replace the antidepressants that work naturally keep posting for support more members will come on with advise..........
Avatar f tn As you are off all meds you can try 5HTP if taken in the morning it converts to seretonin and if taken of a night converts to Melatonin to help sleep. Ask at health food shop and build up slowly.
518117 tn?1429279873 And it is not physical but mentally and emotionally. I have struggled with bipolar and the anxiety for many years. And thinking over it all, I have been ok at times, but never what I would call in a good place. Years ago, I was put on a mixture of meds. So many I lost about 3 yrs. of my life pretty much. I never allowed that to happen again. But yet, I still think I have never found the right combo of meds. Currently I take 20 mgs. of Celexa. Cannot tolerate 40 mg. as it takes away my edge.
Avatar n tn You have no idea what kind of side effects you could start experiencing once the drug takes effect. I've also tried Celexa and Cipralex on separate occassions, and neither of them left me thinking "Good thing I went on those!" They're not worth it. Your sleeplessness and drowsiness and confusion are only some of the harsh effects that people can experience. Yes, they are common, but it doesn't make them any less serious. The acid in your stomach, my guess, is from your anxiety.
Avatar f tn So I went back to my old doc and had him get me back on Celexa. It's been 4 1/2 weeks back on Celexa and I still have depression. Is it not going to work this time around, or did I not give it long enough.
Avatar f tn Your liver must filter food additives. Eliminate processed foods, artificial food additives, colors, and preservatives from your diet to give your liver a break. Eat plenty of fresh carrots and beets, both of which are powerful liver cleansing and rebuilding foods. In addition, eat plenty of green foods. The chlorophyll, which gives plants their green color, helps cleanse the liver. Try to eat two heaping tablespoons of ground flaxseeds.
Avatar n tn When my doctor prescribed Celexa he warned me to remember to take it with food as nausea is a possible side-effect and that taking it with food would help alleviate any nausea. I haven't had any nausea (I do take it with food), although I do take a very low dosage. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I did and it helped but then nothing for another 7 days so I took matters into my own hands and threw out 6 of the 12 prescriptions including the celexa and oxycontin. My psychiatrist was against it and said I'd have siezures. Well, for 3 weeks my eyes felt funny every time I moved them or my head, but no siezures and in the end I felt so much better. No more drugged/tired/sluggish feeling. I still have chronic stomach problems with alternating bouts of diahrea/constipation, nausea and reflux.