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Old 10-14-2006, 04:50 AM   #1
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yesterday i took my first dose of celexa and at night i only got about 2 hours sleep. thing was i wasn't feel anxious or anything, i felt fine. i just couldn't seem to sleep even though i felt pretty relaxed. anyone else get that?

 
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:20 PM   #2
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Re: insomnia

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yesterday i took my first dose of celexa and at night i only got about 2 hours sleep. thing was i wasn't feel anxious or anything, i felt fine. i just couldn't seem to sleep even though i felt pretty relaxed. anyone else get that?
SSRi's are not technically classed as stimulants but they are considered stimulating to the brain and nervous system. Serotonin itself is excitatory. As one becomes tolerant to the effects, the insomnia may go but later on it can return(some side effects can be culmative).

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Old 10-14-2006, 09:16 PM   #3
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Side effects like that usually diminish after the first couple of weeks. I would wait it out and see if it goes away.. If not, then you might want to switch drugs.

 
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Re: insomnia

Have you tried taking it in the morning? That might help.

 
Old 10-15-2006, 05:22 AM   #5
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I do take it in the morning. but still get very little sleep at night.

 
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Re: insomnia

I don't know anything about Celexa, as I've never been on it. But, I am on Prozac, another SSRI. There was a time when I was on too high a dose and I kept going back and forth from being tired to not sleeping for two weeks straight, it sucked. Then my doctor dropped me down 10 mgs and I was fine. I'm sensitive to side effects. Maybe that's the case with you. You don't mention the dose you're on, but is a lower dose an option? Like instead of 20 mg, try 10 mg? Of course, consult your doctor about it first, though.

 
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