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Old 08-02-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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I started taking 5 MG of Celexa for the first 5 days, then up to 10 MG after that. I am on day 4 now. I am also taking .5mg of Lorazopam in the AM and in PM. What results have you gotten from Celexa? How long did it take for you to feel normal again? I can't wait.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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Was on the max dose for a year and it didn't do much of anything for me, except for the withdrawals.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I started taking 5 MG of Celexa for the first 5 days, then up to 10 MG after that. I am on day 4 now. I am also taking .5mg of Lorazopam in the AM and in PM. What results have you gotten from Celexa? How long did it take for you to feel normal again? I can't wait.
I have taken celexa for depression, not anxiety, but it worked for me. I started out on Lexapro, and within a couple weeks I felt normal mentally. When I am depressed I tend to get angry more easily and will be more upset than I should be about small things (train delays in particular would get me so annoyed, as an example). Lexapro and Celexa are quite similar, btw.

I started on Lexapro but it started triggering migraines somehow; I went from having one or two a year to having more than two a week. Not cool. So I switched to Celexa. It worked for me. I never went back to feeling like I did pre-anit-depressants and I noticed a big difference after about 2 weeks. I don't know if it will work the same way for symptoms of anxiety, but anger, depression and anxiety are all intertwined.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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I started taking 5 MG of Celexa for the first 5 days, then up to 10 MG after that. I am on day 4 now. I am also taking .5mg of Lorazopam in the AM and in PM. What results have you gotten from Celexa? How long did it take for you to feel normal again? I can't wait.
I have been on Celexa for a few years. It is great for me. I see the difference in controlling my moods.

I think it takes a couple of months for the full effect is what my doctor said. I think I felt a change within a few days. It could have just been in my head though. I don't have it severe.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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I don't agree with medication for anxiety and depression. I tried it, and it really changed my personality. I was a much less interesting person, and my dark side totally disappeared. I think it's best to work these issues out with a therapist, that is really the only way to cure yourself permanently anyway, and it will make you a stronger person in the long run.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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I don't agree with medication for anxiety and depression. I tried it, and it really changed my personality. I was a much less interesting person, and my dark side totally disappeared. I think it's best to work these issues out with a therapist, that is really the only way to cure yourself permanently anyway, and it will make you a stronger person in the long run.
Most if not all doctors recommend a multimodal treatment plan with their patients, including but not limited to therapy, medication, and exposure. Often times medication doesn't work without therapy, and vice-versa.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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I'd agree with the multi-modal approach, if you can afford the time (and money) for talk therapy. In my experience, Celexa is the most gentle of anti-depressants. It worked really well for me, I noticed a difference in a short time, but obviously everyone is induvidual and your body (and mind) may react differently. I think compared to Prozac and other stronger meds, it's a great option.
Initially I was prescribed Neulactil for anxiety and unfortunately became addicted. I managed to wean myself off of it eventually.
I'd caution against taking a generic form of Celexa. In Australia at least, there've been many problems with the generics, to the point where some pharmacists will not offer them as an alternative. Again, everyone is different and YMMV but I'd stick with Celexa.
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