Can this be anxiety?

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Hey everyone!!!

I've been severely depressed for a long time now and recently just started taking celexa for this and it sort of seems to be helping but the depression is still stronger than ever. However the one thing that's driving me over the edge and making me extremely suicidal is its effects on my speech. I'm not even sure if that's what's even causing my speech problems but I find that speaking is extremely difficult for me almost like as if I have no fuel to speak or the act of speaking is almost impossible and it seems like my speech center in my brain is damaged even though I've had an MRI and nothing was found.

The best way to describe this is that I know what I want to say but saying it is almost impossible and when I do get it out it seems like my brain doesn't want to cooperate. Long sentences are almost impossible All I can get out is one one word answers. It's extremely frustrating and causing me to have serious suicidal ideations.

The depression I can maybe tolerate but the speech problems is what's driving me over the edge.

I don't know if this can be caused by depression or anxiety or even lack of dopamine etc but this doesn't seem like a common problem with depression.

Please offer insights!!!! Thanks.

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    Hi

    I'm so sorry your going through such a bad time. I would speak to your GP as it could be a side effect of the celexa.

    In my own experiences iv been on celexa but mine was for anxiety. I have found that sometimes I feel so anxious or so low in mood that I don't want to speak, like I don't have the energy to speak the words, or that I just can't express what I want to say.

    If you are having suicidal thoughts please talk to someone about how your feeling. Please don't suffer with your worries.

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      Thanks for commenting, I think you described it very well as not having the energy to speak the words it's extremely frustrating. However I've always had this problem even before I started on the celexa so it might not be the celexa but maybe it's playing a role? Who knows but since I've had this for so long before the celexa it's highly unlikely celexa is the culprit but nonetheless I was wondering if this can anxiety related. Thanks again

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      Hi

      I'm not a professional but in my opinion I would say it is anxiety related. When I'm extremely anxious I don't have the energy to speak or I speak very little. With celexa being an ssri it will effect the seratonine levels in your brain so initially you will be up and down so it can make you experience some anxiety symptoms.

      If you find the symptoms worsening then speak to your GP but ssri meds can take a few weeks to settle.

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      Yes indeed I also think it can be anxiety related I find that at that moment I want to talk I can't but once I settle down and relax and take a deep breath I then can talk but never happens right on the spot so I end up not talking at all it's very debilitating. I just started on celexa and hoping once it kicks in it'll help and also looking into talk therapy as well. I just need this problem to go as it's destroying my life.

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    Tou must tell your doctor how you feel on this medication. Please. It is noted as a warning on your leaflet of the medication.
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