Celexa side effects sleepiness

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648439 tn?1225062462 ADs are not to be played with, starting and stopping... that could be doing much more harm than good and may be causing some of your side effects. ADs take some getting use to... and as others have said, there are ones that are better for a certain individual than others... took one friend a number of years before finding the perfect one... poor guy went thru hell but now he has really stabilized. Good luck. If you are suicidal and feel you need ADs then keep on them.
Avatar f tn I had him change my medicine to Celexa. Hopefully the side effects won't be so bad, I haven't really eaten anything in 2 days. But then again, it may just be getting off the hydros that's making me feel like this. Or maybe it's the comination of both. Anybody else had this sort of problem?
Avatar f tn Zoloft or Sertraline belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which is indicated for treating depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 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.
Avatar m tn I am the opposite of you, I have trouble sleeping with celexa (when I first start to take it, also I have trouble sexually) for me the side effects get better, and out of all the drugs I have taken Celexa is the best. I am agorapobic with an anxiety disorder. I have panic attacks and when I am on celexa they are easier to deal with. I would suggest to you that you should stay on the celexa and talk to your doctor about the side effects. I wish I was you and I was really tired on celexa....
Avatar n tn I am 37 yrs. old. My Dr. has prescribed nearly all the anitdepressants out there. I had bad side-effects with each, jaw tightening, teeth grinding, more headaches, insomnia, more anxiety, more tense and agitated (which is not like me)-- Prozac did help the monthly period oddly enough! But I could not tolerate side effects. Recently tried Cymbalta for it's so called 'pain' inhibitors--- I felt suicidal, a zombie, extremely lethargic-- yet felt wired at the same time.
737515 tn?1252556023 Which medications used to treat anxiety have the least chance of causing weight gain as a side effect? More importantly what medication has the least reported side effects. The idea of having side effects from medicine makes me want to stop them completely. I have taken Zoloft to have nothing but bad side effects and now Im on Sinequan now but I have read weight gain is a side effect of it :( Anyone with any help would be great.
739608 tn?1232298542 The AD that really seamed to work for me was Lexapro; the others, while they didn’t necessarily cause side effects, didn’t seem to deliver benefits. Lexapro was the one; it clearly made my world much easier to navigate. Have hubby ask his doctor for nystatin oral swish ‘n swallow for the thrush; or Magic Mouthwash with nystatin if it hurts; it can be formulated at the local drugstore.
Avatar f tn It's possible the residual Xanax in your system, withdraw, immediately following having taken the Klonipin could cause cause some side effects as well as the Celexa. For me, i can take Klonipin without a problem but I cannot take Xanax. Go figure. Everyone is different and those of us who are so sensitive to meds seem to be on a different path than others. Give Therapy a good try, you have nothing to loose and possibly a lot to gain.
Avatar f tn that is the point of starting on the low dose....so if there are any side effects, they will hopefully be minimal and you can increase as needed to find the perfect dose for you.
Avatar f tn Has anyone tried Celexa, if so, how long till you felt better? What kind of side effects did you experience? Any suggestions for any other antidepressants...that you find work well, thank you!
Avatar n tn My mother has never taken meds before her 75th birthday. I don't want her taking this med with the side effects or with her being sleepy all day. My father has alcoholic dementia and my mother needs to be ther for him. Is there an alternative med to help her with her depression?
Avatar m tn Celexa and Lexapro don't affect people the same either, even thought they're derived from the same core. Effects and side effects can be very different. Sweating, by the way, is a common side effect of Celexa, Lexapro, and Effexor, let alone the other med you're taking which I know nothing about. Sleep problems could be caused by the norepinephrine effect of Effexor. All the meds you're taking can cause weight gain.
553096 tn?1267352527 My doctor has recommended Cipralex (escitalopram) to combat side-effects. I am retreating and at Week 10 of 48 (Genotype 1). I do not have prior experience with this medicine. Has anyone had experience taking this medication. Was there improvement in taking this medication and any side-effects experienced. I look forward to hearing your experiences. Thanks.
Avatar n tn Im wondering since wellbutrin has a triple filtration (through the liver) process has anyone experienced side effects or damaging effects in regards to their liver? Is this a "safe" choice for someone with Hep c? I get pretty down and have extremely low energy and looking for help. Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn A lot of times, the endo's do not know (or have not researched into) that Lexapro in fact has some serious nasty side effects - although the maker (Forest Pharmaceutical) says there is no risk of addition or side effects. If you can avoid it - do so. Even in the 10mg form it can cause you more grief and depression if used over a period of time. It has a very bad "rebound effect" - since it is a "specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors" (or SSRIs) ...
Avatar n tn with the Lexapro a few months ago to help counteract these side effects, but didn't have success. Now my Dr. wants me to taper off the Lexapro completely (2 more days of 5mg.) and try keeping the Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. My main concern is my anxiety returning since Wellbutrin has not technically been approved for Social Anxiety, but I'm willing to try it due to the weight gain. Lexapro withdrawal has been minimal: sleepiness (same as with the Lexapro) and minor nausea.
1069565 tn?1255539993 Your symptoms of involuntary movements in the arms, hands, and legs and achiness, headache, drowsiness, decrease sex drive etc are side effects of Invega that you are taking. Headache, drowsiness, decrease sex drive etc are also seen with Celexa. Your symptoms are probably due to improper control of the bipolar disorder and taking medications with similar side effects. You need a change of medication. Please discuss with your doctor and ask for a change in prescription. This may help.
5856747 tn?1403352282 These, I think you will have to agree, are pretty devastating side effects for a single drug to have. When you get your antidepressant dispensed to you by your friendly Community Pharmacist there will be, tucked inside the box, a Patient Information Leaflet. This is an EU or FDA generated document that is supposed to mean something. It is supposed to impart at least some useful information. Let’s look at it for Prozac then, the most popular antidepressant of them all.
1199542 tn?1267019964 I am 30 yrs old and male. I am familiar with the common side effects of sertraline (Zoloft) withdrawal being surges/zaps/shocks in the head, anxiety, low energy, lack of attention, sadness, etc... ...I have not refilled my prescription yet, and have been Zoloft-less for about 10 days now, where I was taking 150 mg for over a year.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed bipolar back in Jan at age 24 and since been taking lithium without many side effects except weight gain about 40+ and sleepiness. I didnt mind at first but Ive noticed I cannot lose the weight or get out of bed. Ive changed my diet, workout at least 30 minutes a day and do not eat past 6pm. I also have suffered from acne problems all of my life. Before being diagnosed it cleared up while I was taking bactrim and a topical lotion.
Avatar f tn I was/am afraid to try yet another SSRI, for fear of more side-effects,so I've stayed on CELEXA for 7 years now. At this point though, I'm getting real tired of all this weight gain. It's making me Depressed. I don't know what's worse, the Depression or the weight gain. Getting back to "xckgirl" and her symptoms: I am not on Paxil,& I'm not on Lexapro but my mother uses Lexapro and she seems to be fine on it.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Light-headedness Sleepiness Nausea Unusually slow pulse Anti-anxiety medication safety concerns and risk factors The connection between anxiety medication and accidents Anti-anxiety medication causes drowsiness and poor coordination, which contributes to accidents at home, at work, and on the road. Studies show that taking anti-anxiety medication increases your risk of having a serious traffic accident. Beyond the common side effects, medication for anxiety comes with additional risks.
Avatar f tn Can anyone tell me if, once you have seritonine problems can you take other seritonine affecting meds? I am starting to have the same side effects, nightmares, confusion, anxiety, flushing and I'm on a low dose. Me GP is suppose to double my dose next week and I am having a hard time with the current effects. Anyone go through Seritonin syndrome or have any information?
Avatar n tn i wish you the best of luck. the biggest side affect of zyprexa is sleepiness. and gaining weight. now if i start gaining weight i am off it. i work out at the gym 3 times week and eat very healthy low fat diet. again. i wish you the best of luck.
Avatar f tn I don't know whether the sleepiness is a common side effect from all ADs or whether it means you should try another BUT I can briefly relate my experience. The first AD I tried was Aropax and it was evil. I only took a half and it completely sent me silly and I never took it again. It put me off taking ADs all together so that when I got very depressed and suicidal on my first tx I was very reluctant to take the ADs that the nurses suggested.
190885 tn?1333029491 I took Paxil for 5 years and then got off it. There were some side effects in the first weeks, but everything got back to normal eventually. My mood was a little "flat" (usually I get excited and nervous about things), but I didn't mind that. Why Paxil didn't work for you?
Avatar n tn Thanks for your response, glad to hear somebodyelse is having the same side effects but I can't take it. Most people are complaining of sleepiness....I wish!! I can't even take a nap. Yes, excited to burn off some energy cleaning today, may even get the tweezers out. Have you ever seen that movie "Requiem for A Dream" if you haven't you should rent it, it's exactly what we are going through. I have also lost a considerable amount of weight in a couple of days....I'm shrinking!.
980052 tn?1262970679 I use lamotrigine (generic Lamictal) and it works quite well for me and I don't have any side effects anymore. A bit of sleepiness at first if I remember correctly. Depakote and lamictal react with each other (I can't remember if it increases or decreases effectiveness of Depakote) so be careful with that. It isn't 100 percent effective for me though. I have had some breakthrough episodes but they were caused by adding Wellbutrin to the mix. I also take an antipsychotic and trazodone for sleep.
Avatar n tn Time and time again, a new drug is promoted as being safe and effective. Users claim great things. Before long, terrible side effects and addiction or worse result. Finally, after a long list of casualties, it becomes a controlled substance and an illegal street drug. Eli Lilly, the maker of Prozac, also produced Heroin, Methadone, and LSD.22 Heroin was supposed to be the safe alternative to Morphine. Later, Methadone was prescribed to get people off of Heroin, but it was just as addictive.
Avatar f tn This medication is indicated for narcolepsy and decrease symptoms such as daytime sleepiness, unwanted daytime naps or sleep attacks, and nighttime awakening. Side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, increased sweating, or headache. Sleepwalking is one very rare serious side effect.