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Side effects of celexa - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi can quick trim and celexa be taken together?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr
User :   hey
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   there is no interaction between the two
User :   i have also been on and off my celexa the last few days
User :   i dont take it regularly
User :   iam now left feeling very depressed and anxious
User :   and feeling like i dont love anyone
Doctor :   may i know your age ? and your weight ?
User :   25 and weight 113lbs
User :   im normally so happy around my bf
User :   and since a few dys ago i just dont care
Doctor :   may i know your height as well ?
User :   5ft 2
Doctor :   Do you think you are over weight ?
User :   no
Doctor :   you have a good weight to heoght ratio
Doctor :   your BMI is 20.4
User :   im not worried about my weight
User :   is this a joke
Doctor :   and the normal BMI is 18-25
Doctor :   why do you say so ?
User :   im asking about celexa
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i was refering to your need for quick trim
User :   ok forget quick trim
Doctor :   ok,
User :   im worried about my mood
User :   ??
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you tell me if you have had any tests ?
User :   i suffer from depression
Doctor :   have conditions like a low thyroid ruled out ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   i do understand that
User :   iam normally on celexa
User :   but i havent been taking it regularly the last few weeks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any antidepressent do not act immediately after starting them
User :   ive been on them for 4 years
User :   but recenylu i havent been taking them regularly
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there a specific reason for not taking them?
User :   i felt better
User :   and thought i didnt need them
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and have you felt the same , after stopping them ?
User :   no i feel anxious and depressed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you need to remember that , your benefit of feeling better would have been to the effects of celexa
Doctor :   and stopping it, has resulted in relapse of your symptoms
User :   i feel numb
Doctor :   it is not advisable to stop medications cold turkey
Doctor :   at least there is a need to taper them, and then try to stop them
User :   but why do i feel so numb and emotionless
Doctor :   this is coz, the effects of celexa has weared off
Doctor :   and this has probably resulted in worsening of your symptoms
User :   ok
User :   im back on them
User :   but i feel even more anxious
User :   i started 3 dyas ago
Doctor :   now many days have you been back on them ?
User :   3
Doctor :   you need at least 2 -3 weeks for the effect of antidepressants to start
Doctor :   these medications act via changing hormone levels within the brain
User :   iam also pmsing
Doctor :   and this change and stabilisation of levels takes such a time interval
Doctor :   Symptoms of depression can increase along with onset of menstruation (PMS )
Doctor :   continue your medications and do not stop them
Doctor :   all your symptoms will subside within the next 2 weeks
User :   ok thnks
Doctor :   and you will feel better
User :   can it interfere with feeling in love
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   yes when you are depressed ...
Doctor :   it can affect your love and emotions too
Doctor :   this can cause severe issues with personal relations
Doctor :   I hope your questions have been effectively answered
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   please log in again if u have any other query
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