Celexa for elderly

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Avatar n tn When my dad was in his 90's and needing decisions made for him, the doctors all turned to me rather than to his elderly wife of two years, but your situation is very different since they've been married for 25 years and she's probably fairly young. Depression after a stroke is so common and so hard to deal with. Even those of us who are directly caring for our loved one, with no interference or blocking by another person, struggle with this.
Avatar n tn It should be used atleast for a period of 4 to 6 weeks for positive response. In elderly patients, dosage is increased under close observation after few weeks of no response. Side effects usually resolve after a few weeks. Other anti depressants such as Zoloft, Remeron and Paxil seem to be effective in elderly patients with depression. Remeron seems to be the most commonly used drug in elderly patients with depression and weight loss.
Avatar f tn If you've read the literature and the numerous articles you've read the bold warnings for use in our frail and elderly. So the rest has to be between you and her physician. Just please dear, be cautious... and assertive. My best to you and your grandmother. I'll look forward to further updates.
Avatar n tn They used phenobarbitol, klonipin, a mild muscle relaxer for the leg cramps, and a mild seditive for the sleeplessness. His trick he says was to keep moving. Jog every morning, work the toxins out of you by moving and moving, even if you feel like you are going to die. He was feeling great, except for body aches, until he came home. The homefront and being out of the 'protective environment' of rehab is what got him... He claims a lot of it is in your mind...
Avatar f tn I am concerned in that because is elderly that he is being medicated for something neurological they were unable to diagnose. I had an elderly friend of the family whom my mother knew. He was in the hospital and he had some blood loss after surgery. He started talking incoherently because of this and they almost gave him Risperdal for "psychosis". Of course my mother stopped them and he did not have any "psychosis" but imagine if she hadn't.
Avatar m tn My mother is depressed so she takes Celexa for depression along with cumidin her heart pills and then, on top of that, takes 2-3 vicodins a day. She is sad, depressed and stays in bed most of the day. She lives in total seclusion. My Dad, takes the Vicodin for pain, as he's had many back surgeries, rota-tor cuff surgeries, knee surgerees, etc. He is becoming more agitated and is short on patience. Well.....they both are short of patience.
Avatar n tn An elderly gentleman is prescribed Ultram 50mg q 6 hr prn plus Celexa was 40 mg. qd. What are the possible interactions and are there any contraindications for use in this circumstance?
Avatar n tn Its action does have a great range dependind on the person. It is commonly perscribed for the elderly. It is used for sleep aid with minor aches, antidepressant etc. I sense your fustration. I have seen 4 Psychiatrists, at least a dozen family doctors and counselors over the last 10 years. 3 months ago, I realized I have ADD (depression is a secondary effect). I am not suggesting that you have this but, ADD alone does not respond to SSRIs.
Avatar n tn I took an antihistamine(claratin) and broke out in hives! I tried zoloft and celexa for anxiety and depression and had horrible reactions. The only thing i've been able to take is prozac, starting out on a tiny drop dosage and working up to 10mg. after being off it for a year, I fell into a terrible depression. I hate taking any meds at all -- i tried exercise, St. John's Wort ( broke out in hives), etc.
1787135 tn?1315012183 I am a 21 year old female, diagnosed with bipolar I when I was 18 years old (after a hospitalization due to self injury). For the last year or so, I have been feeling strange. This is going to be a bit long, so bear with me, please, I would really appreciate some answers. Here is a bit of history. I was diagnosed with depression at 15. After that, I was put on several medications (at different times, of course), which included Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Celexa, Zoloft, and Prozac.
4173517 tn?1350602301 My grandmother used to take it before she died. It's good for elderly but not for young people (i just guess). You can take cipram another SSRI weaker if you live in the states the country of prozac try prozac There is coaxil/stablon if you can get it in the USA it's a French comp which produces it it's weak and very good for anxiety. Usually when you are young you take the weakest of drugs because they play with your fresh brain.
Avatar n tn hAVE HAD A VERY LOW TESTORONE LEVEL FOR YEARS. Took [synthetic injections for 8 months but reading went lower. Dose doubled for another few months reading dropped further. Took jel for another 6 months readings continued to get lower. A herbalist is suggesting I try MACA. What is your opinion.
Avatar f tn 30 am for work every day, plus was caring for an elderly aunt. I would go to bed around 7:30 pm and consistently woke up around midnight, unable to go back to sleep, so of course, I was exhausted all the time. My TSH stays at < 0.01, but I've never been over medicated. It takes 4-6 weeks for a dosage change to take full effect, but you might start seeing some changes after a couple weeks.
941118 tn?1312285526 In the last fifteen years or so, I've tried Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, and Zoloft, and each was quite different from the others, and each has its own side effect profile. For me, Celexa was the most calming--and seemed to cause the most weight gain. Zoloft, my favorite, is the next most soothing, and for me may have caused a tiny weight gain--or not (it's hard to tell with the passing years). My husband also takes Zoloft, and has actually lost weight on it!
524020 tn?1223164605 ) I have started taking Prozac again for the 2nd time, but it won't kick in for a while. This shows how much the medications changed my life and helped me function and live more like a teenager should. I can't wait for the prozac to kick in again... so I can eat again and not feel nauseous and starved all the time. SSRI's do not cure phobias, but they lessen the anxious feelings and thoughts and symptoms, both emotional, physical, and cognitive. I hope my own experience will help you.
215461 tn?1331866365 I am going to the doctor as I'm instructed, but I'm going to quit running to the doctor for every little thing. I need to quit looking for things to go wrong. In the past three years (almost 4) I've had everything from my reproductive organs, to my thyroid, to my stomach, and now my skin fail me...I'M 22 YEARS OLD FOR GOODNESS SAKE! Time to take charge and get back to the healthy me that exsisted 4 years ago.
Avatar n tn than you need help. I am currently on celexa and Effexor XR. I have had some mania off and on when Celexa was introduced, however, the positive effects are out weighing the negative for me. You just need to get in to see a physc doctor that will listen to you. Please let me know how your fare with your appt.
Avatar m tn He did YET another EKG and it was fine (I think that made like 5 total for the year). I had a holter monitor for 24 hours. Oh in addition, I was having what I felt like skipped heartbeats. Some I felt like I had to actually catch my breath. I also have very bad acid reflux. Holter was fine, they did not find anything. And nothing happened , of course,, not even a feeling of a skipped heartbeat.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Paradoxical reactions to these anxiety medications are most common in children, the elderly, and people with developmental disabilities. Other types of medications for anxiety Because of the many safety concerns linked to anti-anxiety drugs, other medications for treating anxiety have gained in popularity. The alternatives to the anti-anxiety tranquilizers include antidepressants, buspirone, and beta blockers.
Avatar f tn He will leave this world knowing you loved him and there is no greater gift you can give to him. He cared for you when you were unable to care for yourself and now it's your turn to care for him. I agree with remar in that you should consider trying another AD, these take several weeks to build up to a therapeutic level in your body and during the first week or so there are some side effects which do pass.
Avatar n tn You WILL FIND YOURSELF AND FIND COMFORT AND SOLACE AND HELP IN THIS BOOK if you believe you are stressed and have anxiety/panic disorder, agoraphobia, other phobias, OCD, or any of the other very common modern problems associated with those disorders. I am now on Celexa, an SSRI, for my anxiety and stress RXd by a Psychiatrist. It is helping me more than I can explain. This book is a wonderful adjunct to Celexa. I am starting to feel like a real person again.
Avatar n tn I am a 30 year-old male and have been taking SSRI medications for Depression and GAD for about six months now (the first two months Celexa and the last four I crossed over to Paxil.) I am very pleased with these medications and have had good results with both of them. They have improved my life a great deal. However, both medications instantly caused a weight gain of 10-15 pounds, a side effect my Psychiatrist mentioned might happen.
Avatar m tn I'm 24 years old, and I had been taking Vicodin for 2 years for back issues and migraines. In the summer of 2009 I began using opiates heavily. I had several friends who were pharmacists, and pharm. techs. I started shooting up morphine when I could get it, taking norco, taking morphine tablets, etc. in September of 2009 I found a guy who was selling Vicodin 5/500 tablets for $4 a pill. I was spending every dime I had to buy them. On top of that I was getting 60 a month from two Doctors.
Avatar f tn Thank- you for taking the time to read and respond to my comment. It has been real hard to reach out to anyone for advice. I am supposed to be the one that has it all together. I did take my first step today, I went to wal-mart and bought myself a purse. It's funny, such a small thing, but I was very proud of myself. It took all that I had to get out of the house, and then to spend money on me, WOW. Any way thanks your advice is welcomed.
544292 tn?1268886268 I have such respect for anyone who has come off Tramadol and .... I don't know ... maintained a life? Mud mud mud everywhere. Walking thru mud. I just took vitamins and a big cup of Lecithin granules which are supposed to decrease anxiety. I feel frightened and alone. These are DRUG THOUGHTS. But they get scary. It's like randomly losing your mind, and then suddenly; "POP" you are back to "normal.