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Old 10-18-2004, 06:20 AM   #1
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Celexa - 5 Weeks - Still Spacey

Well, after 5 weeks on 20mg of Celexa, I'm sad to say that my 24/7 dizziness remains. However, I have been much less worried about my health lately. I still worry about it, but I don't obsess about it anymore, which is a good thing. I just wish the dizziness would go away. My next doc's appointment is in 2 weeks. I'm gonna try to convince her to send me to a specialist this time. Plus, my blood pressure is still high (has been since I was at least 13 years old). I'm gonna refuse to take pills for that until she sends me to see if a secondary cause is involved, as well as the cause of my spaciness.

I'm not a pill popper and I refuse to take pills unless absolutely necessary. I've tried the Celexa which doesn't seem to do anything but make me extremely tired all the time and give me hives every single day. Well, enough is enough. Time to find out what the REAL cause of my spaciness is.

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Old 10-18-2004, 09:22 AM   #2
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Re: Celexa - 5 Weeks - Still Spacey

My Mom just switched from Celexa to Effexor, but she's still dizzy. I was hoping that changing meds would help. Next we'll check to see if she has an inner ear dysfunction. Have you been checked for that, by any chance? It's called Vestibular Disorder and can cause dizzy spells.

Old 10-18-2004, 03:34 PM   #3
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Re: Celexa - 5 Weeks - Still Spacey

ive been on celexa twice now and had good results. i was VERY tired and yawned an aweful lot but you have to give it time, you really do, trust me it will be worth it! it sucks at first as you feel crappier than u did before!! but trust me it DOES get better but the hives are not good and if they are from the meds then youre having an allergic reation, are u sure thats the cause of the hives? maybe try zoloft it worked good for me. also i obssessed about medical things and stuff too and it decreased it just like you so it is working for you! tomm. i have tog et a flu shot and thats stressing me but i have my good old ativan for that!!

Old 10-18-2004, 04:54 PM   #4
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do you feel off balance like on a boat? or feeling like you walking on a waterbed?

Old 10-19-2004, 07:09 AM   #5
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Re: Celexa - 5 Weeks - Still Spacey

I'm not 100% sure if the Celexa is what's giving me the hives, but almost 100% sure. I also get hives when taking any kind of benzo, such as Klonopin or Xanax, only 10 times worse! I seem to be very sensitive to all meds. But feeling less anxious is worth the extra hives. If it's the only side effect along with fatigue, I can live with that. Unless the hives are a sign of more serious trouble of course.

Clock, no I don't feel off balance. It's just like I can't focus correctly. Like as if I'm on drugs or something (I'm assuming, since I've never taken drugs). Everybody tells me I should wear my glasses full time. I usually only wear them for driving and watching TV. I still doubt that's what's causing my spaciness though.

DonnaJ, my dizziness does not happen in "spells". My dizziness is there every minute of every day. It has been with me for almost 4 months now. I will be insisting that my doc refer me to an ear specialist this time.

Hayley, don't worry about the flu shot, you won't feel it at all! By the way, I don't know if it's just coincidence, but a few years ago I got a flu shot, and I didn't get sick for 2 years after that! Not even a sniffle! And I usually get every cold and flu! I will be getting the flu shot this year for sure! I have to call for an appointment today. Anyway, you'll see it's very much worth it!

Take care you guys!

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