Celexa is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural occuring substance found in the brain, which helps to improve certain mood problems. Celexa is used to treat major depression—a stubbornly low mood that persists nearly every day for at least 2 weeks and interferes with everyday living. Symptoms may include loss of interest in your usual activities, insomnia or excessive sleeping, a change in weight or appetite, constant fidgeting or a slowdown in movement, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and repeated thoughts of suicide. Like the antidepressant medications fluoxetine hydrochloride, paroxetine hydrochloride, and sertraline, Celexa is thought to work by boosting serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin, one of the nervous system’s primary chemical messengers, is known to elevate mood.

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Celexa Discussions

  1. link Lomanro
    Celexa making me better or worse?
    Hi, I am new to this whole anxiety thing. About six months ago, while standing in front of a room full of high school seniors (I'm a teacher), I had a - 91% more...
    Lomanro- over a year ago - in Celexa
  2. link Imadoll
    citalopram changed everything
    was prescribed citalopram Nov 2010, coz had depression n anxiety, when started taking it (20mg/day) felt that nothing changes, only after about 4-5 we - 89% more...
    Imadoll- over a year ago - in Celexa
  3. link Somthingwrong
    doing stupid things while taking celexa
    I have been doing the stupidest things while taking celexa. I have been on it for about a month and have been doing things that I would have never don - 67% more...
    Somthingwrong- over a year ago - in Celexa
  4. link Maltesemama49
    Celexa minimal problems, emotional attachment, sex drive, friendships, prozac
    After taking 20 mg. of Prozac with minimal problems for 10 years, my depression returned in earnest last year. My doctor switched me to 10 mg. Celexa. - 79% more...
    Maltesemama49- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Celexa
  5. link Neicey1206
    Celexa nausea, anxiety, depression, coffee
    I was prescribed Celexa for depression with anxiety 3 days ago and I can't take it anymore. I feel as though I've drunk 10 cups of coffee and can't ev - 62% more...
    Neicey1206- over a year ago - in Celexa
  6. link Cathkid1
    Celexa hiccups, urge
    frequent urge to yawn...its like my throat just opens up..kinda like when u have the hiccups, but its a yawn instead....
    Cathkid1- over a year ago - in Celexa
  7. link Michellehg
    taking celexa with other medications
    is it safe to be on lamictal while on celexa? what are the effects if combined?
    Michellehg- over a year ago - in Celexa
  8. link Dms1892
    Celexa nerve test, severe headaches, withdrawl, antidepressant, antidepressants
    I have been on Celexa for almost a year. First 10mg then 20mg and 30mg my doctor wanted me to get off of them and put me on another antidepressant so - 83% more...
    Dms1892- over a year ago - in Celexa
  9. link Alanmack
    Celexa stomach problems, nightmares, pros and cons, vomiting, climax
    i have been on celexa for 8 months. I have great problems with climax and erections. I can manage it once every 2 weeks now but the first couple of mo - 80% more...
    Alanmack- over a year ago - in Celexa
  10. link Adatudz
    Dizziness on Celexa
    I was prescribed Celexa for anxiety and depression, although I could never really identify depression. I started on 5 mg, and I have had few side effe - 70% more...
    Adatudz- over a year ago - in Celexa
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