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What causes fatigue while on Celexa?

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Experiencing a lot of fatigue. Take Celexa, have taken it for a long time, 40 grams... Recently had blood tests came out well except Cholesterol was 255 with 85 good Cholesterol. Tiredness has been going on a while now...
Posted 3 days ago in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 30 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

If you have a history of depression and are experiencing fatigue, it may be worth trying a more "activating" antidepressant. These are usually Effexor, Cymbalta, Pristiq, or Wellbutrin. Any one of these is excellent for treating depression and may be less likely than Celexa to contribute to fatigue and may even help it.

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Thanks Doctor.... Does long term Celexa use contribute to low Iron (tiredness)??
 
 
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 1 hour later
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Followup

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No, Celexa does not affect iron levels in any way.

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