I’ve been on Celexa for about three weeks now. After the first week or so, I was honestly feeling pretty good- I felt calm in the morning as opposed to waking up in a dead panic which had been the norm, I had more energy, I was starting to take pleasure in some things again, and overall I felt like I was getting on a much more even keel. That general sense of wellbeing faded away and I’m just kind of feeling gross again now.
I’m assuming I still need to give it more time, but it feels like my side effects have gotten pretty unpleasant again after coming on strong in the first week and fading out in the second. I’ve been having digestive issues and nausea, one day last week was so bad that I left school early, and I’ve got zero motivation. I’m also noticing my libido is slipping away. However, the anxiety has stayed mostly at bay which is nice, I’m just low grade “meh/don’t give a shit” instead of a constant swing between really high strung and fearful or rock bottom depressed.
I have an appointment with my doctor for a follow up in a few weeks, during which I plan to discuss all of this, but I’m wondering if anyone else who has taken antidepressants or this pill in particular had a similar experience. I know it can take 4-6 weeks to really get the full effects, and that it’s often a long trial and error process to get the right meds at the right amounts. I’ve heard of some people having success with a combination of Celexa and Wellbutrin to help with the low motivation and sexual side effects, but I’m not sure if I’m a candidate for that since I’ve heard that can be bad for people with anxiety. I don’t know.
Also, I’m pretty sure that my long love affair with coffee needs to come to an end for the sake of my shaky nerves, or I need to *panicked shriek* switch to decaf. I had a 12 oz cup on my way to school today and felt like I was going to have a meltdown three hours later. I hate anxiety so much.