any help from Celexa? (Citalopram)

Posted by Gene Ames, Jr. @gamesjr, Oct 2, 2018

Does Citalopram or Celexa help get rid of minor depression? What disage? 20 mg or 40 mg?

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@tim1028

I have been on citalopram for 11 years. It's made a big difference in my mood and keeps anxiety at a manageable level.

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@tim1028 I have been on citalopram three times, the third one starting last July. It is only 10 mg /day, but makes a difference! My peaks are smoother, those danged valleys are not so low. Fortunately, I do not suffer from the side effect of weight gain. Like you, I am a fan of this medication!
Ginger

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Celexa was wonderful! I’ve been on so many antidepressants for 40 years. One, Abilify, gave me Tardive dyskinesia. I finally got Austedo. I had to go off of it, because the depression was/is horrible. I’m hoping Celexa will kick back in once the Austedo leaves my system. It’s only been a few days. Yes, I had great results with Celexa.

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@sandysurf

Celexa was wonderful! I’ve been on so many antidepressants for 40 years. One, Abilify, gave me Tardive dyskinesia. I finally got Austedo. I had to go off of it, because the depression was/is horrible. I’m hoping Celexa will kick back in once the Austedo leaves my system. It’s only been a few days. Yes, I had great results with Celexa.

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@sandysurf Once again, here is an example to show other members the experience of different medications and how they work with different people. It really is important to know that what works for one person may not work for another.
Ginger

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Hi just wondering if anyone has had success on celexa?

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@mum1989

Hi just wondering if anyone has had success on celexa?

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@mum1989 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect!

I have been on Celexa, and in fact am on it now, at a low dose. For me, it evens the terrain out, making the mountains not so high, the valleys not so low. As with any other medication,it works for some people, and not for others.

Are you on Celexa yourself? Do you have concerns?
Ginger

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@mum1989

Hi just wondering if anyone has had success on celexa?

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I was on effexor got off it. Ok fit a few months and now anxiety and depression. Looking at a new medication

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@mum1989

I was on effexor got off it. Ok fit a few months and now anxiety and depression. Looking at a new medication

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HI @mum1989, I moved your post to a conversation about Celexa so you can connect with other members.
Can you share a little more information with us so I can connect you with people going through the same situation? How long have you had depression and anxiety? Is Effexor the only medication you have ever taken?

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@mum1989

Hi just wondering if anyone has had success on celexa?

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I'm 80 years old. I cut my Celexa back to 10 mgs for awhile. After having chemo treatment I was very anxious. The oncologist suggested going back to 20 mg and it has worked wonderfully.

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@gamesjr

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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I found that the medication I was taking for my high BP was making me very tired. I switched and now I am fine.

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