Celexa loss of appetite

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Avatar f tn I suffer with exactly the same problem as you! Its nice to find someone who shares the same anxiety. I yake celexa started it 5 days ago and can see a small improvement already. I have still had some anxiety and panic but I seem to be dealing with it better. The last three months I have been the the emergency department nearly 3 times a week convinced something was wrong with my heart. I have driven everyone crazzy with my obsession.
Avatar f tn I didn't have much of an appetite before the Celexa, but now I have zero appetite. Is this a normal side effect of Celexa or just the stress? When I take a Klonopin after work, in a few hours I can eat a small but decent meal.
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 because it has been going on for such a while now. In addition, the side effect of Celexa is nausea and loss of appetite...so I feel like I am in a catch 22. Do I stick out the side effects of Celexa and hope this will pass? I'm also not sleeping these days so the spaced out feeling that I have may be from lack of sleep and not the meds. I just cannot tell. How long do I give this to work?
1330182 tn?1279819500 The issue I am concerned about is the daily morning anxiety ( I have loose stools every morning and moderate anxiety which seems to subside later in the day) I have started taking the K first thing in the morning which is slowly decreasing the intensity of the anxiety. My other concern is the loss of appetite. I have went to 134 to 120 since 6/22/10. I started a low dose of Zoloft yesterday because I did have success when I was on it 4 years ago.
Avatar f tn I wake up feeling very tired, like I hadn't slept much during the night even though I've been sleeping 8 hours. I also have an incredible loss of appetite. I just tried having a bowl of cereal and I could barely eat it. I'm only on 10 mg, and I also have Ativan (.5mg) which I take when I feel as though I need to, mainly before bed because recently I've had anxiety about not being able to sleep (I was having random heart palps right before I'd fall asleep).
Avatar f tn The most common side effects of sertraline are sleepiness, nervousness, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, tremor, skin rash, upset stomach, loss of appetite, headache, diarrhea, dry mouth and weight loss. What you are experiencing right now may be caused by the side effect of this drug. If it persists, inform your doctor for proper management. Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn Both Celexa and Cymbalta have an effect on appetite, mostly loss of appetite but I'd say Cymbalta would be least likely to gain weight, we are all different, however, and what drug makes one person gain weight could have the opposite effect on someone else. Good luck, I hope you feel better soon..
Avatar n tn I'm currently on Paxil and Xanax, and have been experiencing a complete loss of appetite most days. I started eating a few days ago, but I'm only on 10mg a day for the Paxil. It takes a while for stuff to kick in, but this med has made me lose 10 lbs in 2 weeks. When I was 14 (I'm now 25) I was put on Celexa, and I was on it for a couple of years. I remember the Dr. increased my dosage a few times, and eventually I felt like a zombie. And YES I did gain weight.
Avatar m tn so now here i am i have been excersizing very diligently for about a month and a half / + weight training every other day and i am stil stuck at 230 pounds... could this be from effects of Celexa?? i am a Endomorph body type, endomorphs gain and lose weight very easily, before i was on antidepressants i lost over 40 pounds in 4 months.
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 n tn I have kept a journal documenting my experiences 'coming off' Celexa... I Have experienced severe electric shocks, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and extreme headaches. The physical withdrawls are giving me great frustration, a sense of hopelessness, and a general crazed feeling.I attribute this solely to the physical withdrawls. Despite the physical side effects I feel OK emotionally. I will not let these withdrawls trap me in a lifetime of medication.
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 m tn My reason for posting was that in all my readings in hundreds of posts I saw that many people have total lost appetite , my self encluded. Well last summer before I stared TX I became depressed and lost my appetite. I had never been depressed or had a lost appetite. I went to my primary VA Doctor, he prescribed celexa for the depression which really helped but said there was nothing for my appetite, just force myself to eat.
1082697 tn?1260068216 To speed fat loss try to limit your intake of carbs to less than 80 Grams per day. Fill the gap with lean meat and fats. That means eliminate anything and everything including sugar because it also contains carbs. Also completly eliminate all fruit and fruit juices from your diet. They contain natural sugars that are instantly converted into body fat. No potatoes either. Count every carb gram and stay below 80 Grams per day and even then they must be complex carbs not junk carbs.
Avatar f tn Wonderful. That helps so much. I thought it was the Cymbalta thing too. The withdrawals are HORRIBLE. Those firings in your head are enough to make you crazy!
Avatar f tn I don't think any of the issues occurred from Celexa WITHDRAWAL, since there was not much of it in your system even when you were at 10. Besides it is gone within 7 days, so any further reactions seem unlikely. My guess is things just started building up, as they do when you are under prolonged dep or anx. Don't give up, because living with dep or anx is not an option.
Avatar f tn There ARE ADs out there that will not cause weight gain..........some are even known to cause weight loss. If ANY part of your depression centered around your weight, your doctor should not have put you on one that is notorious for weight gain. I looked up the side effects for Celexa and found listed under GI: Anorexia and decreased appetite. But please understand that we all react differently to medications. I've known people to LOSE weight on Prozac...........
Avatar m tn All tests came back normal (did I mention I'm only 31??). In addition to the lack of appetite initially and weight loss, I experienced BM's multiple times per day that were often loose, soft, and floated, and abdominal pain and cramping. My GI said that after all of the tests, IBS was the culprit, and that the weight loss was due to a change in eating habits related to the IBS symptoms. Does this seem like a viable explanation?
Avatar f tn Guilty as charged but a good tool if a patient is truly their own best advocate. Unexplained Weight Loss/Appetite Loss/Depression are all symptoms of various cancers, thyroid issues. So...I'm scared and sad and a bit at a loss. The weight continues to drop (indicated more by clothes fit than scale) and it seems to my eyes to be more muscle than fat. I continue to have nearly no interest in food and at this point, 2 drs are going to blame a nearly 30 lb weight loss on anxiety. Again...
Avatar f tn Know where the terlots are when going out in public and the fever associated with the trots and is the body saying I do not like the riba and the extra fat intake and is leading to a slippery slope of weight loss, pun intended. I lost 35lbs in the first 6 weeks of tx and then it leveled out. 1 year post and have not gained back what I had lost. It will level out, just takes time but in the mean time welcome to toxic Ville.
1147609 tn?1263587031 ) I'm on Copaxone, Celexa, Nuvigil, and just finished up a round on 1000mg of Medrol for an exacerbation. I started both the Copaxone and Nuvigil three weeks ago. Could these be causing the weight loss? Could it simply be because, now that I'm on Nuvigil, I'm awake again? lol...now i'm not complaining...I love that I'm 130 now and, heck, I wouldn't mind dropping another 5, but it just happened so quickly that it just seems like something isn't right.
Avatar n tn I recently switched to Celexa because of this, having heard that Celexa had less side-effects. Yet I cannot lose weight! I have been on a very strict diet for 2 weeks (vegan, no alcohol, no sugar), and I have only lost 3 pounds! This is not normal for me at all. In the past, when I curbed my alcohol intake and dieted, I lost weight immediately, at much fast rate. This is really depressing.
Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
Avatar n tn When I decided in March of last year to stop the effexor, even with tapering off of it like my Doctor told me, I still had bad withdrawal. I ended up stopping effexor and then joining weight watchers, that seemed to help my depression more than any medications. Good luck to you. You also have to remember that everyone reacts different to medications. What made me gain weight may make you lose. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I don't see much of an appetite loss, at least not any that is noticeable. I think I eat like I was eating before. Haven't had any problems with seizures yet, thank goodness.
Avatar n tn I gained in total 17+ lbs and can not for the life of me through extremely good diet and exercise shed one ounce. I have now been off of celexa for a full year and nothing. Even while I was on celexa I ate heathly and exercised - if fact, I ran 2 full marathons and 2 half marathons and still gained weight!! It's extremely frustrating and no matter how hard I try, nothing works. If I had known that this was going to happen, I would have never taken this drug.
1330182 tn?1279819500 Before starting Celexa 3 weeks ago, I was suffering from extreme anxiety,weight loss and loose bowels. I went on 2.5mg Celexa and the whole time I was on it, I had abdominal cramping and loss of appetite.It did minimize my panic but the side effects on my gut were killing me. I finally had enough and stopped taking it 2 nights ago.. Yesterday I felt great! No cramping, ate some food and life was good, I woke up this morning to loose stools again, severe morning anxiety and unable to eat.
Avatar f tn and my main symptom of anxiety right now is a nervous stomach (constant knots of worry-like) and loss of appetite.. my nervous stomach is also causing some abdominal issues, like bloating... and sharp gas pains... it *****! But, you and I WILL BE back to our good ol' selves once again with time! Remember, you came out of your last spell... why won't you come out of this one? I also struggle EVERY TIME when I go through an anxiety spell with the question, "Will I ever feel better again?
Avatar n tn Stress can bring on health issues, or make them worse, or even bring on loss of appetite, or be the cause of not being able to lose weight. Best to discuss your issues with your doctor. Hang in there!