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I have been in therapy with a psycologist and a psyciatrist(for meds) for 2 years. In the past month I have been having flashbacks of sexual abuse by my teenage neighbor when I was around 6 years old. I have also switched meds and started Celexa about 3 weeks before this. I am on 40mg. Since these flashbacks I have been wanting to hurt myself by burning. Thoughts of burning myself with a iron, match, and did do it at work by hot water. Fingers were swollen for 4 days. I think this is the Celexa causing the self mutilation. My counselor nor psychiatrist think so. Do you think this could be the meds or are they on the right track thinking this is from the sexual abuse?
Maybe a combination of both? Have you ever had the desire to burn or harm yourself before? Do you think maybe the Celexa might be lowering your threshold to act on these desires? I think that the "lack of feeling" that you describe is a common thing among people who take antidepressants, so that might be the Celexa.
I didn't start getting the urge to burn myself until I had the flashbacks.Just happened to be on the Celexa at the time. But I have had thoughts before about driving off the highway, pulling out in front of another vehicle, and throwing a infant, burning a child with a candle. Not that I would ever do them but they were there while I was on other antidepressents. I agree the no feeling could be the Celexa.
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