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ANYONE TAKEN CELEXA?

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I certainly could benefit from medical help with chronic depression but have heard that after-imaging and visual snow are sometimes worsened by this med.....caught between a rock and hard place here in that I can't really progress in this state (depression) but could not at all tolerate an increase in my visual symptoms.....I know no one person can offer me a definitive, conclusive answer but I'd love to know if anyone has taken this...I don't drink, I eat well, socialize, go to school, take mass doses of vitamins, meditate etc...so have taken most natural paths imagineable with no improvement....any takers?

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Joe,

Could you message me with some more details? How long you took it? Did you return to baseline symptom level? What did you do as an alternative? Any info would be awesome....thanks for your time.

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First hallucinations i ever had were from celexa. I was 14 and depressed so my family doc gave me celexa, I noticed acid like visuals in dark rooms and when outside at night I would see the ground morphing and opening up. The visuals only occurred in the dark and as soon as i stopped taking it they stopped altogether. I got hppd several years later after dozens of shroom and acids trips.

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I took Celexa for over a year with mixed results. For a while i believe it was helping my depression and anxiety. At the least i did not feel `bad` from it.

I felt like it was not helping me much toward the end, and the worst side effect i had was weight gain.

If you have weight issues this can bloat you up pretty bad. I lost 20-40 pounds a few weeks after i stopped taking it and could not lose weight even with diet and excersise while on the drug.

I had some pretty bad withdrawl symptoms and fell into a deep depression after i stopped taking it. I think its hit or miss but definatly one of the better SSRI's ive tried.

Give it a shot it might help you, you will know soon after starting.

40mg is a good dose.

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It might be worth looking into Lamictal as this helps depresssion and, in my case at least, even helped hppd/anxiety

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