Celexa side effects hair loss

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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 side effects of Celexa, 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 n tn I have experianced some memory loss while being on celexa. But my biggest side affect is how sleepy it makes me. I feel tired almost all of the day. I decided to try and go off celexa on my own (I am on 20 mg.) but after about 4 days of being off Celexa, I started getting VERY dizzy, and had a constant disconnected feeling. I started taking my dose again, and those sypmtoms went away.
Avatar n tn o Abnormal enlargement of breasts in men (gynaecomastia) o Over stimulation of the ovaries causing production of many ova (eggs) in women o Multiple pregnancy o Acne o Tiredness o Changes in mood o Irritation in area of use o Excessive fluid retention in the body tissues, resulting in swelling (oedema) o Hair loss o Prostate hypertrophy The side effects accompanied with hCG use (which usually relate to higher levels of male sex hormones, such as extreme acne), its low rate of effect and the cos
282804 tn?1236837191 I have 1 cm of hair and people say Oh you look beautiful look at all that hair... shut up... I had natural red hair my whole life and now I have some white and black fuzz. Geeze.. No one can understand how we feel. We live every day in dread of some new who knows what getting us... kinda like the boogey man when we were kids... Cory, you sound like my husband, so strong and caring and I thank you for your post... Jan please try xanax... I could not sleep and when I did I had nighmares...
Avatar n tn it made it so hard to comb through. (The area where the hair loss is is also where the hair was the most damaged and so hard to comb, but the dermotolgist didnt' think that could be related. I was not so sure.. but). Finally, right before I noticed the eyelash, eyebrow loss, I had had red, itchy bumps under my eyes for about four months.. finally went away (probably dermatitis.. I have very sensitive skin). Anyway, I am looking for anymore information or suggestions..
Avatar n tn I feel bad for all of you and myself experiencing side effects from medications. I have just recently tried Celexa and Wellbutrin (celexa first for 3 weeks then added wellbutrin) I have never been so sick as I have for the past 2 months suffering some of the same side affects I'm reading about here. I suffer from major depression and had been on Effexor for 2yrs. and felt fine on this. However I have a problem with hair loss from most any of these medications.
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 n tn 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. MAO inhibitor medication is generally perscribed by Psychiatrist as a last resort antidepressant when a patient has failed to experience a response from SSRI, SNRI, or Tri-Cyclic antidepressants.
Avatar n tn I was in my 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester of lawschool then-I know this now because I'm still there, hardly any memory of it though. The side effects were brutal, my thick waist legnth hair nearly all fell out or broke off, I cried through my classes, wept with fatigue and depression, had numerous experiences where I'd realize I had know idea where I was or how I got there--more crying then. And I don't even want to think about the excruitating headaches.
Avatar m tn I did some research and found out this is a common side effect of this drug and my doctor never warned me about it. The hair loss has added a huge amount of stress to my daily life. I went off the drug in December 2008. Last month the stress and anxiety in my life got so bad I had the worst panic attack in my history. This attack was w way more intense and severe then anything i had previously experienced, so went to the emergency room with classic cardiac arrest symptoms.
Avatar n tn I was waking in the night with migraines and now it's been three weeks with not a hint of one. I have read and understand all the side effects. The hair loss, the confussion, the tingling, the weight loss (for me this is not a good thing, I am thin to begin with) But I would rather deal with any of these side effects then deal with a minute of what of was prescribed Topamax for....MIGRAINES!!!! Horrible, Painful, Migraines, a pain so bad that it makes one want to curl up and die.
Avatar f tn Forget the weight loss part of it, read up about the side effects of Prozac and you will run a mile. I suffer from clinical depression, got put on Lovan, once I did my research discovered WHY I was feeling manic and totally out of control, reading too much morbid kind of stuff just out of curiosity, (which I would never do normally), and DID lose a ton of weight. It was labelled Lovan here in Australia but is actually Prozac.
Avatar n tn I was really excited about talking to my dr about welbutrin because I thought it was an anti depressant along with all these great side effects (weight loss, increased sex drive). Of course I would love increased sex drive and weight loss but I really want to not feel so depressed.
Avatar n tn I was fortunate enough to be treated with pegylated interferon and ribaviran combination therapy for 48 weeks in 2006/07. I had many side effects during treatment, but I have cleared the virus. The comments from all of you are mirroring my life. I have joint pain in my fingers, wrists, elbows, ankles, knees, hips. I have muscle aches and fatigue from any activity. I have depression. I have lower back pain. I don't sleep well.
Avatar m tn Some of the drugs you were on can also cause this, particularly celexa (and Lexapro, it's kissing cousin), which can cause pressure in the head in some people, and clomipramine, which has a catalog of side effects almost unmatched in these meds. Some of this stuff can hang on after you stop for awhile, sometimes for a long while, as your brain attempts to try to adapt back to working naturally.
Avatar m tn i want to take it but am somewhat reluctant as i have heard it can cause hair loss. i love my hair and dont want to be bald! if it DOES cause hair loss in me, are the effects reversible?
Avatar n tn I was hoping to try celexa but was freking out when I saw the hair loss side effects again. I need relief from this living nightmare.
Avatar f tn This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. The information here came from an article that may help in the future for you, i will give you the URL. http://www.rxlist.com/lamictal-drug/patient-images-side-effects.
Avatar n tn I had some routine bloods done - was complaining of hair loss. All came back normal except my liver enzymes. First test ALT, AST, ALP & GGT were all slightly elevated. Second test 2 weeks later ALT & AST were normal but ALP & GGT were still elevated but lower. Got another test and ALT, AST & ALP slightly elevated but GGT was way up. Doctor has told me not to drink for 2 months and retake the blood tests. I have been referred for a liver scan in the mean time. I am terrified.
Avatar n tn Hi, I took lexapro for several years. It did wonders for me with no side effects. I have always struggled with my weight. I actually was able to lose and maintain my weight while taking it. I stopped taking it cold turkey which I do not recommend. I thought I didn't need it anymore. I was fine for awhile and then relapsed into depression and GAD. This time around it was not as effective on me. I wish it had been. I am taking Celexa.
Avatar m tn 6mg of Ativan can cause depression so a low dose AD covers it , without the crap side effects. my problem is I have ran out of SSRI s to use , and now back tracking to find one, I am on 50 mg sertraline I wont go higher ,already I feel its a bummer , lots once pooped even years ago refuse to work again.
980052 tn?1262970679 That's exactly how I feel,after having my second baby 4 mos ago the weight was coming off until she put me back on the depakote and I feel my body image and not seeing my weight coming off is also causing me to feel depressed and self concious. I am also experiencing alot of hair loss which is a side effect from depakote along w/ alot of others. I am going to tell her I am not comfortable taking this anymore and wld like to try the lamictal.
Avatar f tn Anyway, I agree with the others that if this works for your migraines or seizures and the only side effects are hair loss and/or (happily) weight loss, then it's a good trade. I don't think there's any medicine out there that is without any side effects. Good luck.
492898 tn?1222247198 hot flushes sweating muscle or joint pain tiredness headache dizziness nervousness depression difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep diarrhea hair loss red, itchy skin changes in vision Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately: shortness of breath chest pain Your bone mineral density (BMD; a measure of the strength of the bones) may decrease while you are taking exemestane.
Avatar n tn Side Effects of Wellbutrin Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Wellbutrin. Seizures are perhaps the most worrisome side effect. Wellbutrin was temporarily removed from the market after its initial release due to the occurrence of seizures in some patients.
925572 tn?1246543631 Hi, sorry for taking a long time to answer your post. Actually i do not remember if i searched the side effects of Lmictal on any site,,it is just i came across it in many forums and all of them agree that Lmictal affects short memory loss but not long memory Here are the links for these forums http://www.bipolarworld.net/Phelps/ph_2006/ph1419.htm http://bipolar.about.com/b/2003/06/29/does-lamictal-cause-memory-loss.htm http://www.depressionforums.
Avatar n tn I'm not familiar with all the meds you are taking, but I can tell you that I have taken antidepressants with heavy side effects; some of them made me feel terrible. You are taking an antipsychotic [Risperdal]which often causes numbness and confusion, moodiness, insomnia, etc. and it is combined with other meds. My own experience has been that these medications are over-rated as to their effectiveness, and under-rated as to their side effects.
Avatar f tn I am experiencing a number of the side effects -- fatigue, irritability, depression, hair thinning, insomnia, etc. I am managing these the best I can. But the thing that is bothering me the most is heart palpitations. I can hear and feel my heart pounding a lot of the time. My heart isn't racing -- it is still beating at the same rate but it feels like it is beating MUCH harder. It's kind of scary and very distracting. Makes it hard to concentrate on anything else.