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Old 05-24-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I take mine at night too.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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I ended up taking lexapro a couple months after taking celexa. Love that drug, too. My 18years of major depression gone!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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i have to take it everyday??? if i don't there could be negative consequences???what if i don't like the side effects, am i going to be a slave to it??
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
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YES you do for it to be effective. The side effects should subside after time. If for some reason you
cant live with them,then just taper off. Id say give it a good 6 weeks,at least. Then if you hate it
taper off. Personally Id give it 12 weeks.

Greenchili
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Once youstart taking it DO NOT stop taking it suddenly. You will need your dr. to help you taper it off if you decide to stop. It can give you symptoms worse then the ones you started taking it for. Yes, you have to take it daily for it to be effective. And it takes a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks before it starts to become effective. Taking a medication like this requires a commitment. If you are not ready for it then don't start it. I know some people who take SSRI's that will have to take them daily for the rest of their life. You may not have to, but I know some of them wish their clinician had warned them of that. Good luck! These drugs really do improve alot of lives, but you should be aware of the risks and the benefits.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:34 AM
 
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yes i'm not sure about this having to take it for everyday for ever.. i mean its one thing to have to take the pill for it to work, but to have negative consequences for not taking them (instead of them just loosing their effect) its too scary to me. ill just stay depressed
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
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Dont take it then. You have to really want to get better,,,and maybe some counselling would help instead of meds. There are other options.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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You sound like the end of a commerical
Nursing school will do that for you.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I switched to generic Celexa from highly-priced Lexapro.

But unlike other posters, had a tremendous increase in appetite...woke up very hungry during the night, even!
Back to Lexapro.

As you can see from responses, people react v-e-r-y differently to these types of medications.

It is literally trial & error to find the one(s) that work best for you.



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I was just prescribed Celexa and was wondering if anyone has experience with it?
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
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I switched to generic Celexa from highly-priced Lexapro.

But unlike other posters, had a tremendous increase in appetite...woke up very hungry during the night, even!
Back to Lexapro.

As you can see from responses, people react v-e-r-y differently to these types of medications.

It is literally trial & error to find the one(s) that work best for you.
There is a generic for Lexapro now....
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