| | Re: Celexa, side effects?
Hi there! Not qualified to give you a real answer, but can say that I've been on Celexa, Lexapro, Buspar, Wellbutrin and finally Effexor right now.
All for depression and acute anxiety-- Just FYI I felt the Buspar was worthless, even used as an in-tandem drug. It was widely deemed useless for depression previously (as you may know). Liked Lexapro best I think (as the updated version of Celexa) but it was too expensive for me as I had lost insurance. Wellbutrin worked well for me too. This Effexor experiment doesn't seem terribly successful but this has been a very bad year (my Dad died) so perhaps I can't blame the drug.
But this is beside the point. AS for your eyes being light sensitive-- I have experienced this a number of times too and have had a pretty recent eye exam. My eyes were considered fine, but I was told I have 'dry eye.' I just think this can happen sometimes, for various reasons. How much sleep you've had, dust, allergens, pets-- I live with any number of reasons to have some eye distress. I use mild drops for dry-eye. I'm also sleep deprived a lot. Perhaps significantly, I am a night owl and avoid sun whenever possible. Anyway, your problem does not sound serious to me, assuming you've had your eyes checked in the last couple of years. For me this condition comes and goes. Also, I wear glasses so can't buy commercial sunglasses-- they have to be prescription and of course I lost my last pair, so further reason to be light sensitive and avoid sunlight.
Just my two cents. But I think you might try eye drops and see if the problem abates on its own, as mine has. Good luck.