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I like to ask you guys about my Celexa issues because most of you are pretty objective and I trust your advice. I get so frustrated going through the web and reading all these horrific stories about ssri withdrawal. Does no one have a mild story? That being said, I have some questions.
I'm presently on 20 mg. of Celexa. Say I start weaning off. I already break my 40 mg pills in half so should I take start taking 10 mg for a while? How long?
My main question though is, say I'm in the process of weaning. Like down to 5 mg. Then I decide to go off altogether. And what if I start getting really bad off and decide I need to take a Celexa. Should I take a whole 20 mg pill or take the 5 mg that I was taking? This is so freakin confusing and 1) I don't completely trust a doctors advice that's why I don't ask one AND 2) My doctor will not want me to go off Celexa yet. Does anyone have any words of wisdom for me?
 

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Thanks Clover, that was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you too Joe. I want to come off Celexa because it's making me gain weight. Too much weight. And what I really wonder is, is the weight gain really caused by Celexa or psychologically by the Celexa? Like, every time I try to lose weight I get discouraged and go off the diet because I figure what's the point, on Celexa I'm not gonna be able to lose anything anyway. Has anyone successfully lost weight while on Celexa? I weigh more on Celexa that I ever have in my life and I feel really unhealthy. I just wish someone would say, "No Celexa didn't cause me to gain weight" so I can know it's just me, go on a diet, not get discouraged and move on with my life. It's really driving me crazy. But I've started running and eating right AGAIN so I guess we'll see.
 

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Thanks Paolo, but I will prolly just cut it in halves. How does the liquid taste, out of curiosity?
 

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Thanks Dreamer. I guess I should talk to my doctor but here he is thinking I should up my Celexa I can't wait to tell him I wanna go off all together.
 

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Well, this is the thing. When my panic attacks and dp first started I was BAD off and the first psychiatrist I saw at the time tried to tell me it was just depression. I told him I wasn't depressed, that I knew what depression was and this wasn't it, I was having panic attacks! He said no, I was just depressed. I disagreed with the meds he wanted to put me on and he got offended and told me maybe I should see a different doctor. So that scarred me. The doctor I'm seeing now is good and I have told him I'm not upping my Celexa dose. He thinks I'm stubborn but he doesn't seem to get too offended. He just accepts that it's my decision. My mom is in the medical profession and I've just know TOO many egotistical doctors. You disagree with them and that's all she wrote. So I get kinda worried about offending my doctors. The medical profession has been pissing me off lately. It's like with my regular doctors and psychiatrists I have to find out on my own what's wrong with me, spend hours researching and then tell them. Isn't it their job to figure out what's wrong with me? It gets frustrating after a while.
 
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