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Old 04-23-2012, 12:24 PM
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Good on you! It changed my life. I still have anxiety but it is so much more manageable now. I CAN talk myself down now as opposed to just breaking down.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:27 PM
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I had bad reactions on Celexa and Lexapro, few others too. Made me constantly tired, definitely wasn't anxious or depressed, but I just didn't care about anything. I wasn't happy, still did not know how to be happy. I just didn't care one way or the other, and wanted to sleep.

Low dose Xanax did the trick, though. I felt legit happy and peaceful, instead of drugged and zombiefied. It was still me, just a more relaxed and peaceful me. First dose was a little wacky though. I went to fairyland. Second dose was lower, and more on target.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:38 PM
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Call your doctor and tell them you are having trouble with the medications...they will try to help you figure out what the best next step is. So people need to fiddle with dosages and others need to just find the best medication for them.
I agree! A friend of mine years ago told me she tried two or three different SSRIs before she found one that worked right for her. She was on one for a while that made her feel empty and blank, no highs or lows, just NOTHING. She hated it. They put her on something else and it was much better. I don't know which drugs they were though, I don't think she told me and even if she had I doubt I'd remember anymore.
I'd call the doc and see if they want to switch your dosage or have you just try to stick it out for now.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:17 PM
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Like others have said, it does get a lot better. I don't have experience with celexa, but I know when starting on seroquel I am just totally beaten down and tired. I experienced irritability because of the drowsiness the drug caused, but you build up a tolerance to that effect, and it gets much better.

I would still inform your dr. about the effects it's having on you, though. Doses do need to be tweaked sometimes.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:41 PM
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I'm on Xanax for anxiety. I take it when I start having a panic attack and it takes everything down to a manageable level for me. Like someone else said the first dose and you are in fairyland. Everything is great life is beautiful, and I wasn't a zombie. It shuts my brain UP not OFF which is what I wanted. Its helped me start creating again, and while I still need to have my SD with me for other reasons it helps me not flip out. My side affects are that I end up getting caught in a stim loop more often, but I'm less worried about it, less paranoid and more able to function close to "normal"

I take it as needed though, not everyday. I will warn you, it can be extremely addictive. Extremely. Depending on your personality type you may want to avoid it.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:08 PM
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I am currently on Celexa, and it's totally been working. But everyone's different.
When I first started it, I noticed the difference in a little less than two weeks. Honestly if it doesn't help for the next weeks to come, try something else, but for now I'd stick it out.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:16 PM
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Your brain is being rewired, so for the first week or 2 it sucks, bu like others had said, it does get better once that transition period is over.

Once yOu get started though, you really can't just stop taking it cold turkey on your own, or it'll be just as bad going off
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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nobody's brain is being rewired.

you feel like crap because it messes up your internal body chemistry. It feels better later because you don't notice the crap feeling so much. it's still messing up your chemistry. Kind of like being an alcoholic. You feel it less because your body adapts, it's still causing damage
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