Lois95799 and Katecogs, thanks for supporting us Celexa newbies

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Just wanted to dedicate a post to both of you for your experience and continuous support.  As starting Celexa/Citalopram seems to not work for weeks on end and generally makes us all feel worse. Your guidance and reassurance that it’s worth riding out the first 3 months is very much the strength many of us need, so thank you for caring. Xxxx Manny. 

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    I would echo everything you have said Manny. Their support, avdvice and knowledge is invaluable. Xx
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    Very appreciative
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    Hey Manny, thank you for your lovely words, and Stephen too.  That's really kind wink  As Lois said too, just passing on info I've learnt through my journey and hope it benefits you all too.  

    K xxxxxx

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    Hi I’m wondering if anyone can help me. I was on citalopram for 5 years 40mg but I missed a few and was sick so had a big panic attack and had to start them all over again. I’ve been on them properly for 15 days. The anxiety isn’t as bad as it was but the depression is deadly and I don’t want to do anything! I barely even talk! I’m just wondering if anyone had overcome depression? If yes.. how? How long? What can I do? Thank you
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      What your having is withdrawal effects and restart effects..so is quite the norm..I would advise you if your feeling that bad to ask your DC..for some relief..and yes it will get rid of your depression..but every one is different with recovery.. but is usually around 12 weeks..or more...
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      Yes and eating I think because the anxiety was making me sick and not eating. I actually feel like my anxiety has got better but it’s just the depression that won’t let me go! I feel like it’s a constant battle!
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      It's too early to determine unfortunately ..you know when ever thing settles your going to gain weight from both the martizapine and celexa..the appetite issue will resolve it self with the celexa ..it's quite normal to feel the way your feeling only 15days on meds..what you should do is stop looking for relief from adding more Medications to your already arsenal of meds in such a quick time..your brain gets all confused...

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      Before Celexa I tried  Mirtazipine for two weeks. It knocked me into a 16 hr sleep 30mins after taking it. I couldn’t sleep on a bed I was soo irritated and was lying on the floor anywhere but my bed, soo fidgety, started eating loads.... my partner hated me on it she said I was isolating and withdrawn and moody while on it but one thing it did do was kill the anxiety dead in ONE day.  Two weeks in though anxiety returned so I stopped it as the Mirt wasn’t suiting me at all.  I wouldn’t like to take that and Celexa at the same time..... just my experience though u understand.... 
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      Quite possibly.  When I was on Paxil, another ssri, it would be around a two weeks to a month before I noticed a change in my 10mg increments, so possibly Celexa is the same. 
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      I’m sticking to the 30mg dose of Celexa now, 5 weeks in but only 8 days at 30mg, this will take time to adjust and I will ride out whatever weirdness and discomfort this may produce while my brain adjusts to this med, that’s the plan anyway 😬

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      Thank you. I’m gonna take day 3 of the mirtazapine tonight because I can’t see my doctor till tomorrow. Can you just stop taking mirtazapine or do you have to wean off it? 
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      I was on 15mg only for two weeks then stopped straight away. I had no problems doing this....  the Paxil withdrawal a year before was a whole other story took 9 months of tapering and hell to get off.... 

      Good luck with whatever u decide to do. Just know your hunger on cit will return after a week or two. X 

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      Im on Mirtzapine 30 mg, been on it for 4 months now... Its not that helpful for me.. yes it makes me sleep and yes it makes me eat but in terms of reducing my anxiety it hasnt really helped me. I personally think its quite mild... I’m hoping to come off it soon. 
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      Raj my phychiatrist always tells me if it's not a matter of life or death ...is always good to stay on one antidepressants for the simple reason that you really can't distinguish what's doing what..my comment has nothing to do with a benzo..

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