Side effects of celexa in children

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Avatar n tn I belong to a support group for teachers and parents of children suffering from anxiety. Many of the children take medication - including Celexa. About four children in our group are on this medication (all in conjuction with intervention and/or therapy). For these children, this "drug" seems to work the best with the fewest side effects. Our child takes Celexa - before that Prozac and Effexor. Celexa is the best one for her - so far.
Avatar n tn A friend of mine who's own son is bipolar is also on celexa. She swears his penis has had a stunt in growth. I thought she was ridiculous!! She mentioned this last year. I thought she was ignorant!! Then, recently I was in my sons room when he was changing and my god his penis looked extremely tiny!! I thought I was seeing things. Is this possible? Is this one of the side effects? I'm very concerned, the poor little guy has issues already, I hate for this to be another one.
282804 tn?1236837191 Boy, there are times in the past two years, I could have written something similar to your post. I pride myself on keeping a good attitude, and making people laugh. I get pleasure from that. But there is nothing like a cancer diagnosis, and then a recurrence that suck the fun right out of a circus. During treatment the first time, I thought I might end up in a padded cell. This monster changes you forever, and no one can tell me the chemical effects to the brain are imagined.
Avatar n tn I have completed one 40 day cycle of hcg and I for one, love it. No side effects to date. I had more energy, slept without the use of my rx sleeping pills, felt better than I had in years, and yes, I lost 20 lbs and many inches although I did not measure at the beginning. I lost 4 inches in 2 weeks and overall two pant sizes. Very noticable. I'm looking forward to a second cycle of it. Plus, there are so many women around here that now want to take it, I'm planning a seminar.
Avatar f tn But I will tell you that Lexapro and Celexa are far more known for the sweating problem than Zoloft is -- it is one of the more common side effects of both Celexa and even more with Lexapro, and I got it from both of them.
Avatar n tn This is an extremely delicate situation because of the nature of SSRI's and psychotropic medications in general. Brain chemistry, unfortunately, cannot be broken down so easily that one can say what effect each one will have on an individual. Each situation is unique, as each person is wired differently, and there is no real precise way to monitor what the medication is really doing except how the person feels.
Avatar n tn I am afraid to take this or any other antidepressent for fear of gaining weight and other unwanted side effects. The withdrwal side effects that I have read about in this forum worry me. I would appreciate any advice that any of you have to offer. This as I said is a very difficult time for me and I would like to make an informed decision. Thank you for your time!
Avatar f tn I don't think any of the issues occurred from Celexa WITHDRAWAL, since there was not much of it in your system even when you were at 10. Besides it is gone within 7 days, so any further reactions seem unlikely. My guess is things just started building up, as they do when you are under prolonged dep or anx. Don't give up, because living with dep or anx is not an option.
Avatar n tn thank you to you both for your fast responses! JG, in response to your question- i do not plan on taking anything else. i have been on and off these drugs since i was 12 and while initially they helped to reduce nearly paralyzing anxiety, over time i've found that they have "numbed" my emotions. i feel rather lethargic, though pangs of seemingly endless anxiety keep me motivated and on edge.
Avatar n tn ) Last week, I read up on some of the potential side effects of taking Effexor, and blurry vision is one of them. So, I'm on my 3rd day of coming off the drug. I read that the Amino Acid, L-Theanine, which is an ingredient in Green Tea, works to keep the brain in an "Alpha Wave" state. This state is, Awake, but Relaxed. The other waves are as follows: Delta Wave = Deep Sleep, Theta Wave = Light Sleep, and Beta Wave = Awake, Excited.
Avatar n tn Her doctor placed her on Effexor for two-three years with moderate success but some side effects as sweating and poor sleep issues. She now takes a very low dose of Celexa and is doing well. If it were me, I think I might choose point (3) with one of the newer SSRI's (they tend to have fewer side effects). Nonetheless, there is no correct answer. Hope this helps ....
Avatar n tn I tried going off several times but was not tapering as I should. I finally made up my mind to taper off and stay off after Celexa caused me severe side affects such as anxiety, depression, nervousness. I started tapering off in December 2003. I took my last Celexa on March 28th, 2004. I am experiencing a lot of sadness, loneliness, and basic depression. I believe that anti-depressants caused this because I never experienced anything like this before going on them.
495402 tn?1220621003 Best, drofi Citalopram Effective for Interferon-Induced Depression in Hepatitis C By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Apr 18 2008 (updated Apr 23) - The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) citalopram is effective in patients with hepatitis C who develop depression in association with interferon treatment, according to a report by German researchers in the April issue of Gut.
Avatar m tn wow is incredible what i here from ,diffrent people but same storys, i thank god i found this site,today and am able to express how i been feeling for 5 days today at this very moment i discover the reality , of the side effects of the zoloft when off , are the worse i walked to a near by hospital almost dragging myself thinking i was diein, extreme fatigue every where i turn my eyes i felt car sick,dizzy i would get up and walk for like 5 minutes then lay down again ,extreme jointpain, visio
Avatar n tn His penis seems to have shrunk. I know that Celexa can cause sexual dysfunction in adults because the Celexa effects testosterone, and I've been told that young boys need testosterone for growth and normal genitilia growth. I'm really frightened. I'm not concerned with his eventual sex life as an adult. Hopefully he'll be off his meds, I don't know. But he already struggles with issues, I'd hate for him to have another one, especially this kind of physical one!
Avatar n tn How are the average side effects for 48wks tx percentage wise you see out of 100 people? 1) no side effects 5% 2) little side effects 15% 3) moderate side effects 70% 4) severe side effects 10% 5) irreversable permanent side effects <1% basically it comes down to 2 approaches: 1) Only treat if you absolutely have to when your back is against the wall (high enzymes, VL , symptoms ect....
480448 tn?1426952138 For a person who is experiencing this for the first can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
Avatar f tn I know migraines can have a lot of odd side effects (I suffer from them myself) I've also had the tingling and numbness in my arm, but never the slurring of speech and drooping of one side of the mouth....this sounds more like a stroke. These types of medications will normally take 4-6 weeks for you to see an improvement, so keep in mind that each day is bringing you closer to feeling better.
Avatar f tn I suspect I'm also depressed to a certain degree but anti-d's make me sick and I couldn't tolerate the physical side effects from them on top of the treatment side effects. I know that my husband has noticed that I'm grumpy at him but not with others and I have tried to explain to him what is happening inside my brain.
1160764 tn?1267117459 I think that just being a mom (caretaker, housekeeper, cook, nurse, choffer, teacher, advisor, woman, lover) and the many roles and responsibilities of just being a mom at times leaves little time and just plain ol tired for the romance department and I also feel that the Ativa, Celexa and any other combinations of medication might have side effects. I recommend that you contact your gyne with your concerns.
Avatar n tn On my one month post NB recheck with the GP, I was taken off prozac and put on Lexapro (because of major weight loss and general shaky/week feeling) and she told me to take the lexapro in AM instead of PM. Also put me on trazadone 50 mg in PM along side of Xanax. After one month I asked to begin to wean off Xanax. got the ok. Very slowly began to wean. Once that was done, tried and succeeded to wean off trazadone. Once that was done, I tried to wean off Lexapro. By last year, Feb.
Avatar n tn Now, I have no idea what's happening, but some of the side effects of Paxil you're missing may mean it was metabolized better by you than the Zoloft and so the Zoloft feels better, your mind is clearer, etc., but it's possibly just not as effective, at least not yet. Again, once we've been on Paxil, it's hard to find another med that works as well because for whatever reason Paxil is just stronger -- probably too strong for many of us.
341190 tn?1295470725 He has put me on 10mg to start with and said will take between 4 to 6 weeks to start working, if after that time I dont see a differance to go to my doc so he can adjust the dose, I was very very nervous when at the hospital and having to wait i nearly bolted, but managed to hang on after i told the nurses and they got me in quickly, i am so nervous about taking any sort of meds in fear of side effects but will try my best to give them a chance, Thankyou for your concern, Jo xx
Avatar f tn She had even more anxiety with worse panic attacks. He had some weird body twitches and she was very very angry. I was doing a lot of research on medication and also speaking to a pharmacist. Apparently doctors prescribe Prozac and Zoloft first because they are older medications with more studies done on them. However we know that older is not always better. Talk to your doctor and see if he can maybe switch your daughter to the celexa.
Avatar n tn student in neuorpsychology and I take 75 mg of Zoloft and see a therapist once a week to deal with frightening thoughts of hurting children in my life and depression. Originaly, it was thought that the depression was secondary to the obsessions but now my obsessions are undercontrol (They are not in control of my life anymore) and I'm still depressed. I will go three days to a week of feeling alright and then I will be in a full depression again for another couple of days.
Avatar f tn But at night he sits in front of that damn TV with that damn vodka. I can't even be in the same room with him. He won't stay overnight anywhere, I know it's because he has the urge to get home and drink, although he'll adamently deny that. We say he sleeps in a separate room because he snores so loud I can't sleep. Truth be told, he snores so loud because he drinks to intoxication every single night and a long time ago he stopped sleeping with me.
1306047 tn?1333247191 Then after several years of being on them I noticed I started to have outragous rages of temper, really scary in your face, smashing everything up outbursts. Even started to physcially attack my partner not just with myself but anything I could lay my hands on. I would become very aggressive to somone who barged me in the street or on a bus and there were times my temper sky rocketed and I literally in those moments wanted to kill that person.
969132 tn?1249327851 To: Kim IMPORTANT... I got this off yahoo about Celexa... note the last listing of serious side effects: "Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: ■seizure (convulsions); ■tremors, shivering, muscle stiffness or twitching; ■problems with balance or coordination; or ■agitation, confusion, sweating, fast heartbeat.
447130 tn?1225474466 I have trouble sleeping and feel like I need to get out of this house. He is a real piece of work to say that to me. It goes to show he has no idea about this disease and doesn't really care to. I am looking for a condo now and will move out as soon as I can!
429155 tn?1205676864 30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ). then have a drive round, I find I am noticing things I took for granted before, things are in much sharper focus. Although I had real bad stomach cramps, the Flu like symtoms have all but gone.