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I had a month long bad experience every day on just 10mg of this drug, every day got worse. Finally I realized I CANNOT stay on it... and so, on my own, started tapering it.
I had already found out from lab tests that my sodium level was dropping, which can be a sad effect of this drug...Took the same test 4 days later and it was 3 pts above the crucial danger level...SO...I knew I was doing the right thing and was about to email my Dr.
Ironically enough, when I got on the Kaiser website there was an email from my Dr saying to STOP the Celexa immediately... I wrote back and said, yes, started two days ago and told him of how I was tapering...but he said stop NOW... A few unpleasant withdrawal effects but NOTHING like being on the drug!
So if any of you have now or ever had trouble with sodium levels PLEASE check this out with your Dr (unless he is already monitoring you for this.) Only Three points lower and I would have been in the Danger zone with a risk of seizure or heart attack. I am angry with myself for just 'trusting' it was an ok drug for me to take and not Googling it to begin with BEFORE I started taking it. I will not make that mistake again!
Best wishes to everyone.
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