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Celexa

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Other Names: Citalopram   Cipramil   Seropram   Selexa

Effexor

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Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 126,279 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 201,599 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Citalopram ( trade names: Celexa, Cipramil) is an antidepressant Medication of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat Major depressive disorder, and is prescr... Read more on Wikipedia
Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By irishscottish
February 14, 2014
irishscottish wrote
celexa
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By Fabs
December 1, 2013
Fabs wrote
Cipralex vs Effexor
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I was first treated with Cipralex, for Depression NOS, but it made me numb/depressed after 3 weeks. I eventually self-diagnosed with cylothymic disorder and my new pdoc has me on Effexor. It has almost instantly knocked out my ptsd. There are usually a couple days of exhaustion and restlessness when raising dosage. Despairing thoughts no longer frequent the mind. Course of treatment -1 year.
Spudz  |  July 5, 2014
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By jeff
November 14, 2013
jeff wrote
celexa withdrawel and toothaches
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By dirk cunnington
September 10, 2013
dirk cunnington wrote
In praise of Effexor - wonder of wonders
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This drug is horrible. It gave me a headache everyday for 6 weeks. I went off of it, and was extremely ill. I couldn't even get out of bed one of the days....sharp head pains, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea. DO NOT take this medication until you learn the withdrawal symptoms. Easing off of it slowly just prolongs the agony.
Sue  |  October 15, 2014
I concur wholeheartedly! "SO, don’t criticize Effexor because it didn’t give you what you were looking to get – embrace it because it takes you to a better place that you never knew existed. But you have to want to go there, to find your true self." Well said. By-the-by; I was recently rx'd a serotonin making drug called amyltriptaline- poof; brain favors it truly. Utopia might be some Mu receptors and Celebrex; then no unnecessary toil on my brain nor being nor spirit. Ah, but such is lif
dutchfish  |  June 13, 2014
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By Elizabeth
September 6, 2013
Elizabeth wrote
Effexor & Swollen Feet
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By judy
September 1, 2013
judy wrote
i have lost my mind completely
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I was diagnosed with BPD and PTSD 22 years ago after a TBI. I've been on Effexor and Aderal since. I can't live without Effexor, it stabilizes my disregulated emotions but does nothing to stop the flashbacks. The only thing that I've found that will do that is Opium, which I don't want to go there, or some strains of canibis, which I do. I'm sill trying to find a pharma solution. My new research stream is that maybe adding Aricept might help. Anybody have any experience with that?
Chris  |  December 9, 2014
Does takeing covesyl lesson the effect of efexor
diane  |  August 26, 2014
wish you did too
August 20, 2014
I was on high dose effexor and also "lost" several years. I simply STOPPED taking this drug, and with the help/love/understanding of my wonderful lady, I have (so far) been able to function without it. For the first time in a long while, I am aware of what I am doing. It has been five LONG months, but..... I CAN DO IT!!
Russ  |  August 20, 2014
I can totally empathise with you I feel exactly the same - I am suffering from Anxiety & Depression have been taking venlafaxine and flupentixol for years and although I am much worse without the meds I still manage to embarrass myself on a regular basis to the point my eldest son is ashamed of me and doesn't care about me anymore. I worry constantly that the rest of my family will soon decide I am not good enough for them also and they will start to look down at me and decide to disown me, too
Diane  |  July 26, 2014
I understand what you are saying and how you feel. I think my son cares as well as a few other people but they are just tired of hearing it. I know I am and I'll bet you are too. I don't have any magic words. I wish I did.
Bonnie  |  March 27, 2014
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What patients are saying about Celexa vs. Effexor

9,371 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
to effexor, i slept great on celexa, and now terrible...
...from celexa to effexor, i slept great on celexa, and now terrible on effexor so far. I wonder if i should go back to celexa and try the...
had terrible sexual side effects from Celexa but am...
...read this...I had terrible sexual side effects from Celexa but am doing great on Effexor! I've never ...mine said Lexapro had ...
much gone also. Celexa also gives me awesome vivid dreams...
...switched from effexor to celexa a ...now been on Celexa for over 6 months). My social anxiety is pretty much gone, panic attacks are pretty much gone also. Celexa also gives me awesome ...
stomach. I had horrible jaw grinding with Celexa and I only...
...started Effexor 2 weeks ago and I feel great! I haven't experienced ...stomach. I had horrible jaw grinding with Celexa and I only have it slightly with Effexor. I do feel a little sleepy, but I...
weight. Now I'm on celexa, I like it a lot better. Have you...
...at first. It worked well, but I started to gain a lot of weight. Now I'm on celexa, I like it a lot better....
I did gain on Celexa....had terrible carb cravings....The...
...Effexor for flashing.....and it also helps with mood.....I havent noticed the weight gain. I did gain on Celexa....had...
it a week so i don't know how it will go. No side effects...
...effexor but i felt like it wasn't helping much, i ...switched to celexa but i havn't quite been on it a week so i don't know how it will go. No side effects yet whi...
months and I felt no change in my depression & anxiety....
I was on Celexa for several months and I felt no change in my depression & anxiety. My doctor switched my meds to Effexor which worked for me. Sometimes it takes time to get...
Celexa worked great for a while but then I started...
my doc just changed my meds from Celexa to Effexor because Celexa is not working for me. The only thing it ...depression or anxiety. Celexa worked great for a while but then I started experiencin...
and put on Celexa. It was wonderful at pulling me out...
...Celexa. It was wonderful at pulling me out of hell. So my pdoc got it right and wrong on the first shot, because now some....oh....5 years later we find out I'm bipolar in...
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