does anyone else have problems taking celexa
November 9, 2006 12:07pm CST
Ive been taking celexa (generic name citalopram) for about a year now and still havent totally figured it out. Sometimes it leaves wired and not able to sleep, other times makes me tired and groggy. anyone else have the same problems with this medication?
• United States
14 Nov 06
I have taken Celexa. Actually, I have taken a number of anti-depressants. What I have noticed in myself, is that my body over time builds up a certain tolerance to the medication. Then, it stops working or doesn't work as effectively. With me it is usually anywhere from 9 months to a year when this happens. Talk to your doctor or prescriber. Often though, they don't believe that your body builds up a tolerance, so you may have to just say that it just isn't working as well. I hope things get better.
• United States
9 Nov 06
I haven't taken this, but I've taken other things. I was about to take this, but my health insurance ended. If a medication is having weird effects, tell your doctor/psychiatrist and they can change the dosage or type of medicine. I've done that several times, it's very normal to have to make changes in meds. Good luck!
13 Mar 07
Hi, I'm taking citalopram since two years now, because of my depression. At the very beginning (first two weeks) I had a lot of side effects (nausea, diarrhoea, etc.), but now I'm fine and I have no problems. Now I'm diminishing my dosage, to stop taking it very slowly, and so I'm taking half a pill every two days.