Day 13 and nauseous/anxious, HELP

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Hi,

Im struggling with this med, for 13 days i havent been able to eat, loss of appetite and nausea. Anxiety through the roof too. nightmarish.

from those that have been down this road- at what point did the appetite return? when did the anxiety susbside?

thank you,

haydenm

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    Its taken me about three weeks each time. Anxiety lessened then, too, but still hasnt gone away 10 weeks in. I still feel more anxious than I ever did before the meds.

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      thank you laura. ive been on 10mg. sounds like im close to being back on food again.

      im sorry to hear about the increased anxiety still lingering, im not at all sure i coukd take 8 more weeks of this. my prescriber offered a very low dose antipsychotic to help in the interim, i might take her up on that .

      other symptoms im dealing with:

      tinnitus

      fatigue

      anhedonia

      elevated depression

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      i take xanax as needed for the anxiety. like you, ive also had some low moods, which i never had before. im giving it 7 more weeks (that will be 12 weeks on the increased dose). if i do not see a lot of improvement by then, i may ask to come off of it.

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    All typical start up symptoms of anti-depressants. Most people get them but varies on severity. I know it sucks right now but just remember during this time, be kind to yourself, try to relax, and just take it day by day, and hopefully before you know it you will be waking up feeling better, and enjoying life much more. If you read through these forums a bit and see what others have went through and the difference it made once it started working it should give you the hope and will to keep going, at least it has for so many people.

    As far as the nausea, I had it, and also had no appetite, mine lasted for a few months at least, but as of right now I have my appetite back and eating well. All the other symptoms have decreased tremendously too! I Keep at it for a good 8-12 weeks and see how you feel, if you start having more good days then bad, and the starts up effects go away then it's working but don't expect a full recovery for 3+ months at least (don't worry the good days in between will keep you going until then.

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    Hi I'm 5 weeks in on Tuesday and still having side effects even though they are a lot less severe than they were at the beginning. I am on a lot higher dose than you but they should subside pretty soon, mine are slowly starting to go now. If the side effects are too bad might be worth trying to take your tablet at night so you sleep through some of them, doesn't work for everybody but might help unless you can't sleep already as it keeps you awake in some cases.

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    It was day 13 on (10 mg) that I first phoned my doc to report I wasnt sure I could continue on this med. The side effects and increased anxiety were too much! He phoned me in a new med and also encouraged me to increase CELEXA dose if I dont take him up on new med. I picked up new med and debated for days. I did NOT start new med OR increase CELEXA and Im glad I am sticking it out! I began to have relief and improvement at 3 1/2 weeks and seem to improve almost daily My nausea only lasted about a week but I had other effects like shortness of breath (that remain but getting better). I hope hearing my experience may help you in some way Best wishes on this journey!

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      wow thanks to you all.

      so ive been researching and apparently whats happening to us with regard to anxiety is 'activation syndrome', a paradoxical situation where anxiety increases during the first few weeks of ssri use, occuring in about 25% of us

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