How long did it take for your sleep to return on Celexa?

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I just had to re start taking Celexa after being off of it for only 3 months. I am on 10 mgs The majority of the side effects went away after 3.5 weeks. I am still feeling pretty anxious and struggling to get quality sleep. Anyone struggle with getting good sleep? Did it go away after a certain amount of time?

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    I am on the same dosage, and have been for almost a year and a half now. I remember jolting awake in the middle of the night when I first started. I still take it at night and have found that if I’m pretty active during the day I sleep alright. For me it’s worth it because I slept much worse without it. Best of luck to you.
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      Jillian thank you for the response. I use to be on 20 mgs and I slept great I till I thought I was good enough to get off of it. Re starting it has been a nightmare and I’m scared to jump up to 20 mgs due to the side effects and insomnia isn’t the first few weeks that made me feel awful. I’m hoping I feel somewhat better in a couple weeks and will see if I need to make a changed🙏🏻

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      Stay at the 10mg otherwise you’ll start all over with the side effects. I’m at 10mg since 2/24 I did go to 5 mg for a week then back up to 10mg and been there since. I didn’t sleep at all in the beginning 2 weeks. It was crazy. The sleep came back slowly over 2 months. I would take Xanax to help me sleep. I’m not going up. The past 2 weeks have been really great. I’m back to myself 👍🏼

      I do sometimes still take Xanax to sleep but I’ve always been like that. My job is very stressful! Stay positive keep me posted. 


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