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So I’ve officially been on 10mg of Celexa for 6 weeks I woke up this morning honestly feeling like I could get up, exercised, made breakfast, and cleaned. For me I haven’t really been able to without feel terrible. So I feel better BUT I’m still have small bouts of intrusive thoughts and feeling disconnected from myself/depersonalization. I think I’m also starting to get a cold. Anyone know if this is normal? Also still struggling with sleep. So any info or concerns please give me some peace of mind. 

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    Also still having lots of bouts of anxiety
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    Me too. Going on 7 weeks but only about 70% better. I still dread mornings and dont want to get out of bed on my day off.
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    Also still tired alot and waking up early around 4 or 5am and struggle to fall back asleep. 
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      So people are telling me it takes 12 weeks now.... that’s crazy to me! But I guess just have to be patient.. I’m right there with you I wake up randomly and can’t fall back asleep either. I’m more functional but dread doing stuff outside the house rolleyes
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      I've heard it can take that long too. 6 weeks in today and still having anxiety and intrusive thoughts. Been going to sleep with healing hypnosis and using relaxation throughout the day if I need it. It's so debilitating isn't it?! But i have faith that we will get better if we stick with it! Xx

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      I mean they definitely aren’t as scary and making me sick anymore. So that means it’s working... I know it won’t go away completely right away. It’s just when it happens I feel hopeless like I’m a bad person. But I’m trying so hard!!!
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      I’m 3 and a half weeks in. 10mg. The first few days I was experiencing side affects like heightened anxiety, diarrhoea, achey muscles and tight chest etc. Then for around 2 weeks I felt ok. Now the past week or so I’ve gone back to the beginning a bit. Diaorreah back and the rest of the symptoms. I also wake at 4-5 am and can’t go back to sleep. I have been exhausted taking these tablets and I’m usually asleep by 8pm every night so I’m getting enough sleep most nights, but there have been some where I have been kept up by the anxiety and I’ve been in full blown fight or flight mode. But I know it’s just the side effects. I’ve been trying not to come on here as much as I think I was reading to much which could be potentially triggering my anxiety. 

      Just go with it, listen to your body, and know you will get better. 

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    I have had a couple good days when I take a lorazapan but I don't take that every day. I just still feel anxiety and overwhelmed with stuff. Especially with xmas coming. I just want to feel happy!

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    Hi Jess, I am on day 45 of my increase from the 5 to the 10mg. This past month,, i thought i was doing pretty well, but this past 4 days I've felt like crap. Everyone talks about blips, what exactly does that mean? Surely I'm not having side effects this late am i? I mean I don't have a head ache or anything but I'm having a hard time falling asleep and i feel kinda like I'm taking a big deep breathe and letting it all out and just staying there. Like I don't have the energy to take another breath. Am I making any sense?

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