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Has anyone taken celexa? I just started less that a week ago. I just want to hear other people's experiences with it. Has anyone gained weight on it? Ect...
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I take celxa and it did not increase my weight. It seemed to do its job except was a little weak for me so i felt i needed more

i am bipolar 1 mixed rapid cycling
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I was on Celexa, for 3 months last year but it didn't do much for me, in fact it was like i wasn't on it at all, the only bad side effect was loss of sex drive and libido etc. no weight gain or loss that i noticed. I have bipolar 1, and was on other medication at the time. as you probably know everyone is different when it comes to these types of medication so please don't be discouraged by my comment. My dad was on it for 10 years and said it was the best thing he had ever tried for depression.
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I gained alot of weight like 20 pounds.  but worse than that I had heart beat irregularity from it.  I guess I'm allergic or something.  so be careful and watch your body for signs that something just isn't right.
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Celexa worked welll on the depression with my metabolism.  The problem was the weight gain.  About 30 lbs in just over 2 months.  A friend gained 6 sizes in 5 months.  It is a risk.  My research found denials about the weight gain but it is used to treat individuals with anexia and bulimia.  I hated to stop it but couldn't deal with the weight and found it almost impossible to lose.  Recently, I stated Pristiq and am heppy with it.  This is not a recommendation, but I have tried most of the meds available.  Look up all medications available for deression, on the internet, and read all reviews before asking your doctor to change.  Look at all the symptoms, other meds, combination meds and specific comments on side effects to make your decision and discuss it intelligently with your doctor.  Good luck.
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I was on Celexa for 1 year and 4 months and it made me gain over 60 pounds.  I was on a "low dose" of 20mg.  I weened myself off of it due to the weight gain.  
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Wow...  I just started taking Celexa a month ago for anxiety/depression.  Not bipolar, not taking anything else...  I haven't gained a pound.  I've always been thin, so I'm hoping this helps me gain weight.  :)

How long were ya'll taking Celexa before ya'll started to gain weight?

Thanks, - RJ.
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