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Old 11-18-2008, 02:13 AM   #1
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Question Celexa And Blood Sugar Levels

Hello everyone, I posted a message on the diabetes board about this subject but had absolutely no response, so I am trying here.

I won't go into so much detail, but what I would like to know is if there is anyone who has been taking Celexa, or citalopram, and found a rise in their blood sugar levels, whether they are diabetic or pre-diabetic, or if they think it has pushed them towards diabetes or pre-diabetes.

I was put on them three weeks ago, and my sugar levels have risen quite sharply. I am very disappointed, as I had brought my levels down to almost normal through diet control, after being diagnosed with type ll diabetes at the end of June. I don't want to end up on yet more medication for the diabetes as I have really tried hard to control this. My doctor said they wouldn't affect my sugar levels, but they definitely have done

The only information I can find online is that it can actually lower levels, so I am very confused here.

Looking forward to hearing from anyone who has had the same problem,

Many thanks


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Old 11-18-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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Re: Celexa And Blood Sugar Levels

I would like to know this as well, as I am researching different ADs to see if one might be an alternative to the Lexapro I just took myself off of. Celexa was the next on my list to check out. I already have low blood sugar issues. I don't want that too....or high!

Old 11-19-2008, 02:34 AM   #3
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Re: Celexa And Blood Sugar Levels

It isn't looking as if many people have had this issue, unfortunately. I guess it's a case of fumbling in the dark and trying to work it out for ourselves. I just wish doctors would believe us, instead of looking at us as if there can't possibly be a problem.

Hamstachick did you find the Lexapro caused your blood sugar problems? Or did you suffer with that anyway?

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