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Old 12-30-2000, 01:07 PM   #1
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Celexa OR Remeron ???

Just a question to any of you out there that think you can help. What medicine do you personally think was the best, as far as side effects and making you feel better ..... Celexa or Remeron?? Hope some of you have tried both .. or at least one of these. Thanks for any help ... its all greatly appreciated!! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
Old 12-30-2000, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: Celexa OR Remeron ???

I've already talked Remeron up on this board but thats because it helped me. It took heavy doses for me for the first several months. But that does not mean it will help you or anyone else. Everyone reacts differently to meds. Depression is not a simple disease, it effects (affects) everyone differently because everyone is different. Our lives, stresses, concerns, worrys, idea of "happiness", of "unhappy" is different. Men and Women are different in more ways than physically and emotionally, but within each sex there are thousands and thousands of variations. That is what makes the human race so special and at the top of the food chain.
When and if you select a med...don't be expecting it to make you "happy"..thats not someithing a med can do. YOU are the only one that can make yourself "happy".
When you decide on a med. take it for at least 30 days before increasing or decreasing it or wanting to change meds.
Jumping back and forth on meds will only make your recovery harder and longer. Take it from me..I have tried them all in the last 5 years and some months. Part of that was because at first I did'nt bother to educate myself or take any responsibility for my meds. I let unqualified doctors run the show completely. They were either unqualified or just did'nt give a damn.
Sometimes recovery from depression boils down to making a lifestyle change. I had to drop a lot of baggage and change my attitude toward things that bothered me. I had to quit trying to forget terrible things that I had seen and done and friends that died too young for the wrong reasons. I had to learn to come to accept all that and move on.
Depression is usually caused by something or many things or is caused by physical imbalances in our brains. The work and effort and meds and therapys that can help with it require your total concentration, efforts and dedication. End of ramble.

 
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Old 12-30-2000, 08:27 PM   #3
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Re: Celexa OR Remeron ???

I tried Celexa and it did not work for me. I took it 4 weeks with no effect. I raised the dose and got extremely agitated. These meds are trial and error. I hope you find the right one.

 
Old 12-30-2000, 09:28 PM   #4
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Re: Celexa OR Remeron ???

I've not tried celexa myself but I can tell youRemeron has done wonders for me. It has the least side effects and works good on depression. I have heard more bad things about celexa than remeron. I take 30 mg. of remeron a day. It works excellent for helping with sleep without the groggy side effects of most others. It is my choice in depression meds. Give it a go and I think you will be suprised.
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Old 01-02-2001, 01:35 PM   #5
 
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Re: Celexa OR Remeron ???

Have you taken any antidepressants before? Most docs will choose an SSRI as the first try for someone with depression. The SSRI's are Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft and Luvox.

Generally, if 2 SSRI's are tried without success, then a different drug is tried. But everyone is different so although that's a general rule, it's not always used.

I personally have heard of MANY success stories with both Celexa and Remeron.

 
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