Celexa side effects weight loss

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Avatar f tn I was on Celexa, for 3 months last year but it didn't do much for me, in fact it was like i wasn't on it at all, the only bad side effect was loss of sex drive and libido etc. no weight gain or loss that i noticed. I have bipolar 1, and was on other medication at the time. as you probably know everyone is different when it comes to these types of medication so please don't be discouraged by my comment. My dad was on it for 10 years and said it was the best thing he had ever tried for depression.
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 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 He gave me a Prescription for Wellbutrin, will this help with the weight loss? Will I be able to the weight or does it permanently change your metabolism?Now that I am over weight it is not helping with my self image. I do feel I need some medication to help with my anxiety is this a good choice? Are the side effects minimal?
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 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 The most common adverse effects are headaches, nausea, insomnia,upper respiratory complaints, anxiety, agitation, weight loss, dry mouth etc.It is preferable to taper the dose rather than abruptly stopping it.The symptoms may last for a few days to a week.I would recommend that you consult a psychiatrist in your area for an evaluation and for further recommendations.
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 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 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 f tn My physician responded to my request for help, and being discouraged about my lack of weight loss by trying to prescribe prozac for weight loss and of course depression. Since when does Prozac aide weight loss? I did not receive any response to what else could I do/try/ who to see etc. Or an answer as to what they syntroid was doing for me, since I was still not losing weight, but losing hair, and still had high triglycerides. Also no response to my ??
Avatar n tn It is great hope for anyone with epilepsy, migranes, maia, but I don't think it should be prescribed for people as a weight loss pill. Their are other not so wonderful side effects, such as mind blocks, tingly hands and dry mouth. Plus, I don't think people should be given a pill just for weight loss. It is a good benefit, but exercise and diet are a better way. It's fair to us because we need the medication to aid other needs.
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 f tn You just need enough chemical to do the job, more is usually not better and taking more than you need will just increase your side effects. Tippy, are you on an AD? Several cause weight gain, like Celexa. Remaran causes a ravenous appetite. Cycling fevers tend to be related to taking a drug at the same time every day. Happened to my mom and they just changed the time of day she was taking the drug and effect went away.
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 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 n tn I've read that there is sexual side effects with Celexa, but my question is will this go away?? I've been on Celexa for 2 weeks, I've tried to have sex twice now- I'll get right to the point of an orgasm and nothing...its like all the feeling goes away. Getting frustrated!! I NEVER have had any problems but now I do..I love the way I feel on Celexa, Im losing weight (which is a plus)..I just don't like the sexual side...if this is a temporary side effect that would be wonderful!!
Avatar n tn one year on prozac and now 1 yr on celexa 40mg....told my dr...because of weight issues i wanted to try to go off... but i had no other side effects...he had me do a 40 one day 20 next for a week and then this week I started 20 a day 3 days into the 20mg...i have two serious bouts with depressed feelings and very tired, i am assuming these are withdrawal symptoms....i also am having the urge to have ababy go figure...i had a hysterectompy 4 years ago and never desired this before....
Avatar n tn He probly thinks I am seeking but on my own,I at a great cost have experimented with other alternative, such as Klonipin and Valium which allowed the stress and anxieties to vanish and make my life cinsiderably more maintainable. Other possible side effects from the Lorazapam were loss of memories that I should not have but when I ask the Doctor, he seem to squirm around the issue and claim anything else is highly addicive and seems to become somewhat upset with me..
Avatar f tn Granted, we are all different, but with that being said, I had virtually no side effects from Lexapro. Celexa is very close in chemical makeup, but that one didn't work well for me for my anxiety. I know it does for others, with minimal side effects, so it may be a good choice.
Avatar n tn 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. I would recommend that she talk to her doctor about other available options. Sincerely HFHS-M.D.
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 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 f tn How long was the adjustment period (did it increase your anxiety)? Did you gain or loss weight? Please share your experience with Celexa. Thank you for your advice!
Avatar n tn So I've continued to take 10mg every 5 days. Once I stop all together how long do you think the side effects will last? Many thanks.
997928 tn?1252447837 I was thinking that maybe I just need to take the Lamictal and not take the celexa since the lamictal is weight neutral.. Does anyone taking Lamictal think it will work for my mood swings?
415867 tn?1323369103 These older types of antidepressants affect neurotransmitters, causing a broad range of side effects including significant weight gain. Newer antidepressants don’t have the same side effect. While Paxil and Zoloft do cause some weight gain, other SSRIs, like Prozac, Celexa and Lexapro, don’t. For Paxil and Zoloft, the weight gain can add up to five to 40 pounds a year. Some people do experience weight gain with Lexapro or Celexa, but most don’t.
Avatar n tn Has anyone taken Effexor and, if so, did you experience any weight related side-effects. I am worried about gaining weight and will not take this medicine until I find out. I'm just scared because SSRIs cause gain. Even though this is not an SSRI, it could cause weight gain.