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Is celexa effective for social anxiety?


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Not really, it's an SSRI.

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Not really, it's an SSRI.
SSRI are good for social anxiety, then celexa is too
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SSRI are good for social anxiety, then celexa is too
Yay. SA problem solved.

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Not really, it's an SSRI.
Seriously very childish.
I asked for experience not pointless reflections.
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I asked for experience not pointless reflections.
No, it's an SSRI and my experience of SSRI's was just side effects and no efficacy. Better Takenout?

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I asked for experience not pointless reflections.
No, it's an SSRI and my experience of SSRI's was just side effects and no efficacy. Better Takenout?
Can you stop with your obsession with takenout on my posts it is getting very immature!!!
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Can you stop with your obsession with takenout on my posts it is getting very immature!!!
Sure thing . I am surprised you remember his name though, only mentioned him once before.

Celexa is the weakest of all the SSRI's though, even weaker than Weaky Mc Weaksauce (Luvox).

In my experience.

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Can you stop with your obsession with takenout on my posts it is getting very immature!!!
Sure thing <a href="http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" >:-)</a>. I am surprised you remember his name though, only mentioned him once before.

Celexa is the weakest of all the SSRI's though, even weaker than Weaky Mc Weaksauce (Luvox).

In my experience.
You seem to have forgotten that luvox has approval for social anxiety, OCD and depression &#x1f642;
It is amazing what a weak drug can do
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Can you stop with your obsession with takenout on my posts it is getting very immature!!!
Sure thing <a href="http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" >:-)</a>. I am surprised you remember his name though, only mentioned him once before.

Celexa is the weakest of all the SSRI's though, even weaker than Weaky Mc Weaksauce (Luvox).

In my experience.
Fluoxetine is the worst SSRI by far
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helped in the past, but stopped working ..it was great for my social anxiety..
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Didn't help anything for me. Typical SSRI side effects.

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helped in the past, but stopped working ..it was great for my social anxiety..
Amazing and too bad it stopped working!!!!
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It was extremely effective for my SA. Took away all physical symptoms of anxiety, no stomach or muscle tension, no hypertension, no racing heart. All that remained is some mental self doubt that was extremely easy to overcome and didn't stop me from living a normal life. Also elimated ability to feel sadness and ability to cry... could not feel sad or cry if I tried, only felt normal and happy when triggered. That year was the best year of my life, the only year where I got to live a normal life.
However, the effectiveness runs out after a few years. Plus you expose yourself to risk of life ruining protracted withdrawal.
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Yay. SA problem solved.
That is literally what it did to me, as simple as that.
I am aware though that it doesn't work at all for what seems like majority of people.
I also suspsect it was effective for me because it took 6 months for it to start working for me, most people don't give it that long a time. Well, intially I was on lexapro, but later on celexa, I found their effectiveness the same in my body.
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It was extremely effective for my SA. Took away all physical symptoms of anxiety, no stomach or muscle tension, no hypertension, no racing heart. All that remained is some mental self doubt that was extremely easy to overcome and didn't stop me from living a normal life. Also elimated ability to feel sadness and ability to cry... could not feel sad or cry if I tried, only felt normal and happy when triggered. That year was the best year of my life, the only year where I got to live a normal life.
However, the effectiveness runs out after a few years. Plus you expose yourself to risk of life ruining protracted withdrawal.
So happy to hear this!!!!
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So happy to hear this!!!!
Don't be happy. I got severe protracted withdrawal from it that has left me a cripple. Worst descision of my life was to get on SSRIs. This NYT article explains what happened to me and many others: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/h...-cymbalta.html

Many people have no withdrawal, some have mild withdrawal, or severe but short lasting, but some like me are screwed for life. If my psychiatrist told me there was a risk of this happening, I would have never gotten on them.
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So happy to hear this!!!!
Don't be happy. I got severe protracted withdrawal from it that has left me a cripple. Worst descision of my life was to get on SSRIs. This NYT article explains what happened to me and many others: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/h...-cymbalta.html

Many people have no withdrawal, some have mild withdrawal, or severe but short lasting, but some like me are screwed for life. If my psychiatrist told me there was a risk of this happening, I would have never gotten on them.
I agree with you!!!!!
But at least it worked for a while
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I agree with you!!!!!
But at least it worked for a while
Yeah ... he/she is screwed for life (direct quote), but at least it "worked for a while".

Are you for real?
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I agree with you!!!!!
But at least it worked for a while
Yeah ... he/she is screwed for life (direct quote), but at least it "worked for a while".

Are you for real?
All drugs cause withdrawal symptoms, we are all aware of that.
Taking a drug, this on its own, carry a risk, we are not childrens here.
He said it eliminated his social anxiety for a while, something many sufferers didn't experience at all, and I don't know why you are always triggered by everything I say, you need to calm down because Im not talking to you, with all respect.
You love nardil, thats great, we all agree it is very amazing for SA, SSRI didn't work for you? Well you found nardil, and ssri work for many people too, so stop the hate and stop being constantly triggered
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