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Hi guys am new here

I started (citph) in Dec had a baby in August hit rock bottom with postnatal depression so went on to start the medication am so glad that I did I started on 10mg then up to 20 then out of the blue the cracks started to appear so doctor put me up to 30 nothing happened seemed I was stuck then at 35mg back to feeling better

What concerns me is in a short space of time I've gone up quite a bit and I am terrified after reading an article that the maximum dose of citphm is 40mg so what happens if that stops working like 20mg.

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    40 mgs will always work,i was on it for 10 yrs and it did me a world of good.
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      10 20 30 40..it works..it never stops working ..your brain will trick you into thinking is not working..but trust me is working...
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      I wonder what happens then why we need more and why does it feel like it's no longer effective. So many questions not enough time 😂😂

      Thanks for replying lois

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    Hiya, I've been on 40mg before then dropped to 20mg 7 years ago, 4 weeks ago I went back up to 40mg wish I had done it gradually but I suppose I got all the nasty side effects over and done with in one go 😀

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      Hi sheltisha I didn't have any side effects really to be honest am on 40 now and I feel good

      It just freaked me out to go up so high after only a couple of months. I was worried its one of those tablets u have to keep putting up and up

      U must be very strong just to take it straight in a 40

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    I had hit rock bottom with anxiety and to be honest I would of taken anything at the time lol,, I'm glad u didn't get any side effects. It's funny as when I went to 40 before I didn't get side effects either but this time I did. To be fair this time round when on 20 I did forget to take my meds multiple times missing 3 days every week most probably why I slipped and got side effects but all good now 😁

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      Sheltisha

      It's funny isn't it on 20 had side effects and 30. 40 I feel normal lol says a lot 😂 😂

      What are u like missing tablets I've been terrified to miss any incase I have a complete melt down.

      Did u get hungry? I've noticed I am a lot more interested in cakes and chocolate 🍫 since starting this medicine I've got to some how get it together before I end up looking like a dairy milk bar 😂 how's ur anxiety now?

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      Don't miss a dose you will regret it..just saying...and as far as eating celexa will make you crave carbohydrates...so be careful... because will both be mooing our way to a dairy farm....lol

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      Lois

      Omg I new it lol its been toast for me and scones

      Oh well I've got to get a grip on that pronto 😂 😂 😂 😂

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      In fact like u said carbs and sugar and loads of toast

      Is there anything you can do to stop the craving?

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      Yes Marie ..thru out my 19months on celexa I gain 30pouns...and just recently within the last two months I have lost 22pounds ..from not eating anything white...
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      Lois

      Oh hell no..... I carnt afford to be putting weight on

      But I felt better today knowing its the tablet to blame am increasing walking and getting on my bike in the evening I am absolutely terrified 😰 of weight gain lol

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