Celexa side effects weight

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Avatar f tn Look at all the symptoms, other meds, combination meds and specific comments on side effects to make your decision and discuss it intelligently with your doctor. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I am also very apprehensive on taking this drug. DOes it really help? The doctor told me to take it and do not worry about the side effects. But I am, I do not like taking meds that are not for strict health reasons. I usually don't even take ibprofen or tylenol. I just wondered how Celexa affects ones sleep?
Avatar f tn My anxiety was mainly due to my alcoholism and the celexa seems to help a lot. I have been on it for two years and haven't even experienced any side effects save a bit of weight loss and loss of appetite.
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 Hi there - how are things on wellbutrin? I experienced the same thing. I gained about 30 lbs on citalopram within 18 months.I work out and eat healthy. I knew something was wrong. Well I saw a new doctor and he is weaning me off citalopram (1/2 a pill a day). He thinks it made me gain weight. I kmow take wellbutrin (twice a day). I hope this helps me lose the weight. How are you???
Avatar n tn I gained about 70 pounds while on Celexa. My doctor never told me that weight gain could be a side effect. Some of my other side effects were dry mouth, sweating and hot flashes. My hormone levels were also tested and they were all fine. I did see my doctor about my weight gain, and his answer was to put me on a medication to control my appetite! Needless to say, that didn't work as I didn't have a problem with my appetite, or what I was eating.
Avatar f tn com/celexa-side-effects-drug-center.htm Have also been experiencing exacerbation of allergic symptoms to dust.
Avatar f tn It seems like weight gain complaints are ALL over the internet, more so for Lexapro than Celexa. Statistics show Lexapro has fewer side effects than Celexa, but then on the internet more people complain of weight gain. Obviously the statistics advertised for weight gain are incorrect seeing that all of these people gain weight. I don't believe when it says 1-2% of people that take Lexapro gain weight!
Avatar n tn I've just been put on citalopram for depression and BDD and after reading the reviews and side effects leaflets, im worried about gaining weight on this medication...Is it the actual increase in hunger that causes weight gain or the tablet itself? I am quite worried about this as my body image issues make me scared about putting on weight..
Avatar n tn There have been counless cases where antidepressants cause tragedies for people that normally would have been o.k. If you want to stay yourself wean off, the side effects will be gone after a while. I wish you luck.
Avatar f tn I was able to normalize my weight after the Celexa kicked in. Your pharmacist can give you good information on the side effects, as opposed to what may be just anecdotal evidence here. Lots of people here know a lot about the effects, but your pharmacist is the most reliable source, from her drug info and the many patients she services that give her stories that she has to compare to the drug records in order to respond to the patient's questions.
Avatar n tn Oh my goodness, I started on Celexa this week after almost a year on Lexapro, just to save money. I had no long term side effects from the lexapro (like weight gain) and when I tried to wean off (after about 6 months) because i thought i was "better" I felt like sad and that's all. So I guess what I'm asking is if there is something fishy about Celexa.
Avatar n tn I too normally suffer from anxiety and had the same side effects you experienced *(sexual,weight gain, etc) I am going for no meds in the future due to this type of BS. I don't have bettter advice for you, just know its normal withdrawl and will not last forever. Good luck!
Avatar n tn My doctor then put me on amoxicillian 825 miligrams for ten days and it was starting to get a little better but now it's hurting bad again. My question is can Wellbutrin have toothache pain side effects and if so what can be done because I don't want to go bact to Celexa becasue that didn't help me any. Please give me some feed back on this very important problem. Thanks a lot!!
867180 tn?1239415480 Over all I like the Concerta and don't think we can live with out some form of medication. I just think that the side effects he has are very concerning. Does anyone have any advice on if they think that these side effects are worth trying to switch drugs or completely going off them?
337492 tn?1212462436 Thanks guys, Stella that is odd, I never have had that problem on Wellbutrin. I just hope these side effects will subside, I love the weight loss benefit I get and the way it makes me feel. I already feel a little better. Well, I guess I will ask my doctor. Thanks!
Avatar n tn The combination of the two sped up the serotonin neurtoxicty with really severe side effects that I am still dealing with two weeks after stopping the medication. (My arms and legs are numb, I have a head tick, loss of balance, muscle twitching, short term memory loss, mood changes.) The first thing I would do is to stop the cymbalta, if your wife hasn't already.
Avatar n tn how do i tapper off celexa 20mg 2. what would be my side effects 3.
Avatar n tn Anyway I was reading on Google that Top[omax has had warnings issued out for it that one of it's side effects can cause blindness and pressure behind the eyes etc. Is that true, and is it a serious enough warning to warrant looking into another medicine? I have been on this medicine since August 2001. I take 800mg a day. (400mg am and 400mg pm). Thanks very much for any input that you can give me on this.
Avatar n tn There are a lot of comments on this particular thread that need clarification. SIde effects can be both negative (headaches) and positive (safe weight loss or hunger suppression). Many 'side effects' reported attributed to hCG during the protocol can be due to the low calorie intake, dehydration, the change to improved food choices, the body 'detoxifying' (the term is used loosely) because of the change to all organic foods, or a combination of the above.
Avatar n tn Had sexual side effects and gained some weight but I am not positive is from the Lexapro but I think may be. The Dr gave me Effexor which knocked me out for 3 days, slept 36 hours straight, then Celexa which I broke out in a rash all over my body from. He tried Wellbutrin but that did nothing. I didn't lose weight on it like some people do.
Avatar f tn I'm on Celexa now but am wondering if maybe Lexapro would be better since anxiety is my biggest concern. Has anyone had suggest with Lexapro. Also does Lexapro cause weight gain like Celexa?
Avatar n tn The most frequent side effects of celexa are: nausea; dry mouth; drowsiness; insomnia; increased sweating; tremor; diarrhea and; some men will have problems with ejaculation. weight loss; rash, itching, change in taste, change in sexual function, or; decreased menstrual flow. So to answer your question, yes the Celexa could be causing changes to your menstrual flow. Jennifer R RPh www.drugstore.
Avatar n tn I was then put on wellbutrin xl, the side effects were less but the depression was not controlled as well? I spoke to my dr again about options andwe tried Effexor, this is the best med I've ever had as far as very little side effects, and great depression/anxiety control. Sex life was back and maybe even a little better?! I fully believe in effexor, it works awesome!!!! Think about it?
323238 tn?1223756954 I can concentrate again, and I'm generally in a happy mood. The only problem I have with Celexa is that I was trying to lose weight, and when I was on Wellbutrin that weight was coming off slowly but surely. After switching to Celexa, I haven't been able to lose the weight I wanted, in fact I gained like 3 pounds on it. I'm still trying to debate what I should do as far as my weight is concerned. I'm 131 pounds and 5'1.5".
Avatar n tn Does anyone have trouble sleeping on Celexa? I was taking Zolft and gained a lot of weight. All of them seem to have side effects. You just have to find the right one for you. My biggest concern was the weight gain.
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 n tn which is almost at its top amount allowed), but from the 20 something different meds I've taken through the years, wellbutrin has given me no side effects. Celexa can make you drowsy. Talk to your doctor, you might need the amount adjusted. Just my opinion.