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Does Citalopram or Celexa help get rid of minor depression? What disage? 20 mg or 40 mg?
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I have been taking Citalopram for over 6 years now and it has helped me tremendously. I was titration onto it, starting with a 20 mg dose. I stayed at that level for about 9 months but a new doctor upped it to 40 mg. even though I really didn't think I needed to take more. I will be on it the rest of my life as it has totally changed my life for the good. I didn't have major depression. Good luck working with your doctor to determine if you will take it.
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Liked by Teresa, Volunteer Mentor
Hello, @gamesjr – I'm very glad that @gailb had some personal experiences to share with you about taking citalopram (Celexa).
I also thought I'd invite a few more members who have mentioned this medication to join in and share their experiences — whether it helps with minor depression, what dosage they may have taken and anything else they may have to share, like @grammy7 @harper2018 @shaker1956 @johnsonk @beachymoose @amalia78.
@gamesjr – what is your doctor's opinion on whether citalopram (Celexa) might be a good fit?
I take one tablet of Citalopram 20 mg each morning. it seems ro be working ok as an antidepressant. But I suffer from chronic fatigue and tiredness from upon awakening all day. I sleep good with a BiPab machine and I have AFIB. Otherwise in good health for an old 85 year old man. I am convinced that my excessive tiredness is caused by a medicine I take and I suspect its Citalopram. Any ideas appreciated.
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Hi, @gamesjr – I merged your post with this discussion on citalopram (Celexa) in which you participated previously, as I think you will find some members here who might have some input for you on whether this medication might be causing fatigue.
In this Mayo Clinic information on citalopram, you'll note in the section on "rare" side effects, it mentions lethargy, lack of energy and unusual tiredness or weakness: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/citalopram-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20062980.
I personally took citalopram (Celexa) several years ago, and I did notice weight gain and a pretty narrow emotional spectrum (no low lows, but no high highs, either), but I don't recall fatigue.
I'm hoping that @cdcc @gailb @lalyfa @imfu @judymcd will have some input for you on chronic fatigue and tiredness from this medication. @parus and @hopeful33250 may also have some thoughts.
What has your doctor said about this issue and a potential connection to citalopram (Celexa)?
I’ve been taking this for so many years, same dosage. I have never had any side effects from it. I has helped me so much
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