Celexa withdrawal side effects how long

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Avatar n tn But be aware that all antidepressants that I am aware of have side effects/withdrawal symptoms that are not made known by the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture them. Your dr. probably is unaware of them as well but just does what they are told to by their salesmen of the antidepressant.
Avatar n tn i tried to call my doctor's office and tell them how i feel just so that i could find out how long it will last, but the idiot receptionist said (in response to the electro-shock symptoms) "what? i've never heard of that." and then proceeded to ask me if "i was only experiencing them while walking on carpet..?" !!!!!!! wow. i can't believe the insensitivity and inanity of that question...
Avatar n tn The withdrawal symptoms (sounds like yours) are usually over in three weeks. In the meantime, if they are particularly awful, as you have described, you can ask your doctor to prescribe some quick acting anti-anxiety drugs to help you with this period.
Avatar f tn That is a very interesting story, going cold turkey on Celexa and not having withdrawal side effects. For anyone reading, do not do this because the withdrawal mental effects can be unnecessarily agonizing and pointless. In your case, you had no choice the way you describe it, so I am not passing judgement. What was your dose? You should talk to a pharmacist immediately though for information.
Avatar n tn Although the twitches are not as severe, they are still present. Is this normal, and for how long can I expect to have them? Also, in regards to my back pain, I have heard of a supplement called MSM that is supposed to be very helpful in relieving joint pain. Is this something that I should look into taking? The sales person at GNC said that there are potential interactions with the birth control pill, so I am very wary of taking it. Please help! Thanks.
Avatar f tn He assured me this was not from the medicine (even though it's described in the side effects) and urged me to keep giving it a try. I did, for close to four weeks. I still felt awful so then - probably foolishly - stopped taking it cold turkey.
Avatar m tn has told me to reduce it to 20 mg. I was wondering if there would be any side effects that I should know about while adjusting to the smaller dose?
Avatar n tn Seeing this was posted December 26, 2007 are you off Celexa now? If so how did the withdrawal go & how long did they last. I am weaning off myself & right now I am having a hell of a time. It's the fourth day i'm getting zaps, headaches, moodswings, irritable, dropping thing, I feel anxious, and very nausiated.
Avatar n tn I only took 20mg of celexa for 4 days and got horrible side effects so i stopped cold turkey...it's been 1 week and i'm feeling like i'm going crazy...weird sound in ears...anxious...zappy feeling in head...can't concentrate...extremely dizzy....can these things happen only being on the anti depressent for 4 days....how long does it take to get out of my system?
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.
Avatar n tn I have been on Celexa for 1 year and I am crying as I am trying to go off of it. Electricity feels like it is going through my head. Does anyone know how long I will have to go through this? I am extremly exhausted and feel like I need to keep my stomach full at all times so that I don't vomit.
Avatar n tn I was in one of those studies and comlained loudly that the long term side effects were horrible. If your severe side effects last anything less than 3 years, you are very, very lucky. Pharmaceutical companies are interested in publishing the truth, only a profit. If you have had serious side effects after trying to withdraw from Zoloft, please contact me: ***@**** I will be happy to help you sue Pfizer. If you are considering taking Zoloft, DON'T.
Avatar n tn I have had no emotional side effects (lot's of yoga, Eckart Tolle, spinning and a vegan diet) but the physical side effects are killer. The brain zaps, dizziness, nausea and flu like symptoms are really bothersome Any recommendations for herbal or vitamin supplements to help the symptom>. Also, will increasing exercise, hot steaming and lots of water help or do I just have to wait it out? I have been taking the drug for approx 2 years, how long do symptoms usually last?
Avatar n tn side effects and withdrawal. I also draw comfort from the posts in this and other threads in the forum because its helped me know what to expect. That understanding has made the process much more bearable. I share my experience with the hope that it might also open a window for others.
Avatar n tn Instead of giving me beta blocker to take before performances, which is what I expected (and should have gotten), she diagnosed me as having generalized anxiety disorder and put me on low-dose Celexa (10 mg/day). I had horrible side effects (mostly gastrointestinal and sleep disturbances) but I kept with it as she indicated, for 6 months.
656309 tn?1224493459 I am FREAKING OUT. Not sure if it's withdrawals from Celexa, or side effects from the Wellbutrin SR. Took 40mg of Celexa for a year and Psychiatrist switched me to Wellbutrin SR 150mgs a day. He told me to stop the Celexa cold turkey. That I'd be fine, and just start taking the Wellbutrin SR the next day. This was on Oct 4th that I started the Wellbutrin SR and stopped the Celexa. Glad my sex drive is back, but other than that, I feel like taking my head off with a chainsaw about 1/2 the time.
Avatar n tn I've heard plenty of horror stories about Effexor withdrawal. How long before Wellbutrin kicks in? (If you tell me 4-6 weeks I might as well just quit my job, divorce my husband, and lock myself in a rubber room!) Just FYI, I also take Levoxyl (150 mg. at night). Thanks for your help.
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 n tn I tried some of the ones y9ou tried, and found them to be a little troublesome as far as side effects go. My current med is serzone. Took me about three weeks to get through some of the initial side effects, and to feel better. Now over 2 months into it, I feel great. My other comment is that once you stabilize your dosage, and the side effects diminsh, it's worth the trouble.
Avatar n tn I became pregnant with my fifth child while taking injections and took about 3 days worth before I realized I was late for my period. I was nervous about side effects and how they would effect my baby based on the warning of birth defects, but my now 6 month old is perfect with no signs of any birth defects. Don't freak out if you got pregnant while taking injections but definetly stop taking them if you think you may be. You do not want to risk your babies health just to lose weight.
Avatar n tn How long does Risperidone withdrawal period last.I had to discontinue it at 1.
19894882 tn?1486154124 Is there anyone else out there with a similar story? How long did it take you for the withdrawal symptoms to go away?
Avatar m tn I've been told side effects only last a few weeks, i can relax during the day but just can't stop the checking when trying to watch. Is it possible it's the medication? or is it all in my mind and i just have to work through it? i'm worried the years of messing with medication might have messed my brain up or it's taking the effects longer to kick in Thanks for any advice.
Avatar n tn Doc told me I could alternate between the taper dose and the last week's dose to ease the taper in, if side effects started. I think I was told that SSRI are not addictive, so you don't have to worry about some habit nagging away at you (like cigarette withdrawals would be like) while you go off Celexa. Anyone disagree, feel free to advise me differently. I hope you haven't been off long enough for the pings to start. As LCChick says, see a doc immediately.