Hello all! I'm a brand new member looking for support and advice. I started on celexa 10 days ago. After my 7 th day on 20 mgs my doc tore increased it to 40mg. Has anyone taken this med? Right now I'm jittery and have butterflies in my stomach. I don't want to be with people usually I am very social. Eating has been a problem as well. Mornings are the worst and by afternoon it seems to subside making me think that the meds are kicking Is this a normal reaction? Any advice or encouragement would be appreciated. Only thing that keeps me even a little calm is my dogs
Celexa : Hello all! I'm a brand new member... - Anxiety Support
I have not been on this medication but as you have taken the step to post as a newcomer I wanted to say Hello & let you know someone had read your post & I am sure as others do someone will come along & maybe be able to share their experience if they have taken the same medications as you are
I do know that with all these types of meds they can take up to 3 months to really start working & for some there can be side effects at first but do seem to pass but if you really do feel you are struggling at anytime while you are taking them go back & see your Doctor they may need to adjust the dose or even try you on a different med but this is usually after you have tried them for a while that they would do this
I am pleased you have some comfort with your dogs , they do say that animals do help to send anxiety levels down , they have a calming influence so hope yours will help you relax a little to
Take Care x
Yes I know pretending you are alright when you feel you are falling to bits inside is really hard I think we have all done this so will know what you are going through ...can you tell any family members how you feel or friends maybe ? again I know this can be difficult but the more support we can get the better & now you have found this community & there is also Living with anxiety community on HU you could look at you will always find someone who will understand what you are going through but be reassured that things do get better
Good for you giving them a good two weeks , that shows some strength & determination which is what we need but sometimes we don't always see just how strong we are ....I think that is a fair time to see how you feel on them & if you are not happy you can at least go back & let them know you gave them a good try x
hey, I am currently taking this medication for Anxiety and Depression, I have been on it for around a month now and I just want to say it has helped me quite a lot, im not the most social person but I think that's down to me and coping with this and not the medication itself as I feel like I would burden my friends with my "situation" at the given time. I too wasn't eating well at the beginning but my appetite has come back and with vengeance may I add, im only on 10mg, the doc has suggested upping the does to 20mg but I feel at the moment I am coping well enough on the lower dose. keep your chin up and give them a few more days, what time of day do you take Celexa and do you take it on a full or empty stomach?
I had that problem at the start but then I accepted them and the side effects until one day when I was around my friends they just vanished and since then I've been fine, with switching medications I would suggest you take whichever one makes you feel better as different SSRI's work for different people, maybe it's worth talking to your local GP or doctor about? what side effects do you have if you don't mind me asking?
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