I'm on the beginning of 10 weeks celexa and still fighting side effects is that normal ??

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Hey everyone

I'm on the beginning of week 10 on Celexa and still have early morning side effects

like nausea very badly and headache plus sinus and other thinks that come and go

but the nausea and headache stick around the longest

does anyone else go though this after that long on Celexa

I'm on 5 MG for being very sensitive to meds all meds not just Celexa

please let me know something , this is to everyone

thank you

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    yes completely normal, i am sensitive to meds and it takes me a year to reduce by 2mgs and settle!

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    yes unfortunately very normal. it took about 14 weeks for the side effects to start diminishing.

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      Hi

      thank you for letting me know how long it took u , hope I get there soon and it's diminishing for me

      so scared to stay this way and not balancing out

      what u think

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    umm my side effects all went within a week now i feel like each day is getting easier. people say they take months to fully work but i feel like its already helping me and only improving

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    Sorry to hear you are still having side effects im only on week 7 and really struggling at the moment with increased anxiety, aches, pains and soreness. Was hoping id see an improvement by now

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      Hi

      I know how u feel

      I'm still going though morning side effects and anxiety up high until I take a lorazapam

      still have cry attacks and nausea ,headaches and other stuff

      I'm in the middle of week 10 and only on 5 MG

      do u see any improvement? ????

      I do my evenings are okay what about yours ?

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      Sorry to hear that, the nausea and the headaches have pretty much stopped but i still have lots of skin related side effects such as soreness or burning as well as aches and pains and twinges around my body.

      At the moment i have up and downs all day long, sometimes my health anxiety really kicks off and i spend all day worrying about different moles or parts of my body

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    I've just come off it and getting all of that as withdrawal the nausea really bad. I had headaches and bad sinus all the time I was on it think they are part of the side effects. Think someone said it contains anti histamine which tends to dry out your sinus which can give you problems. Hope the symptoms soon improve.

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      Thanks

      not coming of the meds it's the side effects I got from the meds while on them

      so hope they soon go away with time

      I'm in the middle of 10 weeks

      thank u

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      I didn't have dry mouth just sinus. Withdrawal is pretty brutal but glad I came off them as were making my symptoms worse and worse. Hope you soon feel better babysboo I would never knock celexa as they do work wonders for a lot of people, just not unfortunately me. I would imagine sinus is just something you would have to accept if you are taking something containing anti histamine. Hope you soon have some improvement.

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      I wasn'T Referring to anything you said, merely my comment that they made me worse, but wouldn't discourage anyone else taking them. Didn't mention you at all no bad vibes please!

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      Pretty rough but was expecting it to be, just hope they soon get out of my system. Zopiclone was lot easier to stop for me, but everyone seems different. Think some of us more sensitive than others. The citalopram gave me more symptoms but we're all different. How is your withdrawal going?

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      had 2 good days this week, monday and wednesday 😃 back to feeling like death again now but the good days give me hope, wanting to drop again in a few months depending on blood test results

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      Hope you soon improve. Been awful this week, just hope it means they are coming out my system. I'm amazed you manage to do such a long taper, side effects were too bad for me to carry on taking them. Good luck with it anyway.

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      Can you still get zopiclone from your GP? Thining going back seeing if i can reinstate in order to do proper taper. Have taken the odd obe and feel so much better next day so my symptoms clearly withdrawal. The anti pressants clearly cant be tolerated by me just need something as just getting worse and worse. The salts have racked up anxiety apparently magnesium can affect withdrawal so had stop them.

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      yes magnesium vits but the salts are only mild, to be honest i know with ssris you only have a 3 month window to reinstate, not sure about zopiclone though, it depends on if your doc will give you enough to do a proper taper, seems a shame after youve been off this long but if you think its right for you thats all that matters

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      Wouldnt ever take ssri again. You can get zopiclone on line from registerd pharmacies but hopefully he'll give me some. Doing nothing isn'T working my mental health getting worse and worse. Iwas fine on zopiclone not intending to stay long term just be able to do proper taper. sometimes you just need help to recover but ssri definitely dont help

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      Yes I know but zopiclone def seems to calm things down, no way I could stay on SSRI, wasn't on them that long, and figure the fact got hit with withdrawal straight away means they are coming out your system. Think you really need to take anything to help early in withdrawal I'd been off the zop too long.

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