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What do you know about this antidepressant?
« on: 10/07/2007 05:29:16 »
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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #1 on: 10/07/2007 05:31:46 »
Hey Doc what do you know about a drug called Citalopram???
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #2 on: 10/07/2007 05:34:27 »
It's a SSRI. Prescribed for minor depression usually.
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #3 on: 10/07/2007 05:43:14 »
It's a SSRI. Prescribed for minor depression usually.

Is this one addictive?
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #4 on: 10/07/2007 05:46:51 »
I understand it is generic for cellerex or something like that This is one I have never taken until now..others have been.. not very effective. this  is newer and I know nothing about it other then a quick flier read.
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #5 on: 10/07/2007 05:54:51 »
SSRIs are not thought to be addictive. Certainly they're a lot safer than older treatments.

Have a look here [/url]http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ssris/MH00066[/url]
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #6 on: 10/07/2007 06:10:32 »
Thanks doc That explained some about nausea, rash, increased sweating,drowsiness,Insomnia, agitation restlessness! All have increased at least by half... LOL
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #7 on: 10/07/2007 09:33:19 »
I happen to have a pack of Citalopram sitting next to me at the moment.
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #8 on: 10/07/2007 09:42:11 »
Doc does it work assuming you know! At the moment it seems to be making me feel worse! will it get better.. it has only been a few days and I know it may take weeks..
 

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« Reply #9 on: 10/07/2007 09:56:51 »
Doc does it work assuming you know! At the moment it seems to be making me feel worse! will it get better.. it has only been a few days and I know it may take weeks..

Research indicates that it can be effective. However, when Citalopram was prescribed for me I only took it for a couple of weeks before giving myself a hefty kick up the backside and forcing myself to "snap out of it".

You're right - it can take 6 weeks to start working.
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #10 on: 10/07/2007 10:00:30 »
Doc does it work assuming you know! At the moment it seems to be making me feel worse! will it get better.. it has only been a few days and I know it may take weeks..

Research indicates that it can be effective. However, when Citalopram was prescribed for me I only took it for a couple of weeks before giving myself a hefty kick up the backside and forcing myself to "snap out of it".

You're right - it can take 6 weeks to start working.

I know someone who is taking Prozak (spelling?) - this worked immediately, but does take a while to come off, because you don't want to revert to the depression.
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #11 on: 10/07/2007 10:00:38 »
Doc does it work assuming you know! At the moment it seems to be making me feel worse! will it get better.. it has only been a few days and I know it may take weeks..

Research indicates that it can be effective. However, when Citalopram was prescribed for me I only took it for a couple of weeks before giving myself a hefty kick up the backside and forcing myself to "snap out of it".

You're right - it can take 6 weeks to start working.

I am having a hard time with that healthy kick up the backside..failing miserably as a matter of fact!
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #12 on: 10/07/2007 10:04:25 »
Prozac (fluoxetine) is evil!
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #13 on: 10/07/2007 10:09:28 »
Doc does it work assuming you know! At the moment it seems to be making me feel worse! will it get better.. it has only been a few days and I know it may take weeks..

Research indicates that it can be effective. However, when Citalopram was prescribed for me I only took it for a couple of weeks before giving myself a hefty kick up the backside and forcing myself to "snap out of it".

You're right - it can take 6 weeks to start working.

I know someone who is taking Prozak (spelling?) - this worked immediately, but does take a while to come off, because you don't want to revert to the depression.

I must say I hate them and the idea again. She said these have side effects but not as severe as some of the others.

Yes it is evil! I hope these are better!
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #14 on: 10/07/2007 10:11:23 »
Citalopram is far preferable to Prozac.
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #15 on: 10/07/2007 10:13:44 »
What are the evilities of prozac?
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #16 on: 10/07/2007 10:21:28 »
I felt like I was not here. That everything was happening around me. Had worse problems.. then before not at first but after a while taking it.
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #17 on: 10/07/2007 10:27:43 »
Prozac taker = zombie
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #18 on: 10/07/2007 10:29:56 »
Yep That about sums it up doc.. No personality at all! vegetable like!
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #19 on: 10/07/2007 10:35:01 »
Maybe it depends on the individual? There are just not any of these kind of side effects at all! In fact, they are restored to their former personality (which wasn't a zombie). The person they'd become through depression was the zombie, and god awful it was too!
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #20 on: 10/07/2007 10:45:27 »
I have had that trouble this time round.. I don't feel like doing anything and frankly just getting on here was a major chore.. I love this place ... I just don't feel good..lethargic all the time major bad thoughts and constant tiredness.. But I can't sleep worth crud..so emotional I cannot handle it.. I have spent whole night on here with you all crying the whole time I type.. not being able to shut it off.then periods of complete opposite where Everything is funny and ok..But it only takes one thing a word a phrase, or nothing at all and boom back down again!
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #21 on: 10/07/2007 10:48:45 »
Well, this person was the opposite - an emotional rollercoaster - but as soon as the prozac started, it all went. It's interesting that it can have such an different effect on 2 people.
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #22 on: 10/07/2007 10:54:01 »
I have never tried this new stuff so I hope it helps. I really believe all my other medications and the other treatments were a major problem with the prozac..
 

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« Reply #23 on: 10/07/2007 11:31:21 »
Well, this person was the opposite - an emotional rollercoaster - but as soon as the prozac started, it all went. It's interesting that it can have such an different effect on 2 people.

Different medications can affect people differently. They just have to find 1 that suits.
 

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Re: What do you know about this antidepressant?
« Reply #24 on: 10/07/2007 11:35:18 »
And, by the sounds of it, if they are mixed with others.......
 

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