Celexa 40mg...Will it work? Please let it work...
I have been on Celexa 20mg for about 6 weeks then 3 days ago I went up to 40mg.
I pray to God that this works because I have tried Paxil CR, Lexapro, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Seroquel, Ativan, and Klonopin in the past.
The Klonopin helped in the past but it was by no means a long term solution cause I ended up becoming massively tolerant and dependent.
I am now on Xanax to take as needed but I also need something for my everyday anxiety. This is what Celexa is supposed to help with.
I find that its very hard to tell if an SSRI is working. None of the previous SSRI's worked. I have noticed on 20mg that my thoughts became slightly more rational and I do think that Celexa may have cut about 5% of my anxiety at the 20mg dose.
I am hoping that because I am getting side effects (insomnia, extreme appetite loss, sexual side effects, headache) that I will eventually get the intended effects as well. I am also thinking that I have displayed a partial response to Celexa whereas I dont think I responded at all to the others.
Im looking for others opinions and experiences on Celexa or other SSRI's. I am really looking for any solution so if anyone has other suggestions on meds I should try, it will be appreciated.
I can accept nearly any side effect but the food/drug restrictions are too great for MAOI's that I would like to exhaust every option until I consider taking an MAOI.