Looking for Help to Get Off Celexa? Our nonprofit has helped people for over 15 years and we take a holistic, natural approach to Tapering Celexa. Celexa Withdrawal occurs for approximately 20% of people and the severe symptoms can occur when reducing too rapidly or by missing a dose. If you are looking for Celexa Withdrawal Help, please Contact our Prescription Experts to Help you Get Off Celexa the correct way. We can help you to control the Celexa Withdrawal Symptoms so your Celexa Taper is more comfortable.
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"Thank you for being a literal life-saver. Point of Return's compassion, listening ear, support and guidance was not in vain!!!"- Mary (Celexa, Klonopin)
Our Celexa weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to safely step down from Celexa under the guidance of our Prescription Experts, your Physician and Pharmacist. The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean Celexa until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical. Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help minimize Celexa withdrawal symptoms to improve mental and physical well-being.
Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis. Our In-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start the Celexa Withdrawal Program which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; and interactions. Don't Wean Celexa alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.
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- Proven Program completed In-Home with Expert Guidance
- Slowly Taper Celexa
- All-Natural Nutraceuticals to help Ease Celexa Withdrawal Symptoms
- Your program is customized for your specific situation
- Professional information on interactions
- Free Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board
- Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)
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Celexa Info and History
The molecule in Celexa was synthesized in 1972 by Lundbeck, the Danish Pharmaceutical company. The drug was first released in Denmark in 1989 under the trade name Cipramil and by 1998 could be prescribed to anyone in the USA,
under the trade name Celexa. Until 2003 (when the patent expired) Celexa was Lundbeck’s best selling drug, and representing 78% of the company’s profit in 1999. In August 2011 the FDA announced that Celexa caused dose-dependent
QT interval prolongation that is a dangerous change in the heart’s electrical cycle. Long QT syndrome is usually diagnosed after a cardiac event such as cardiac arrest. The FDA also stated that Celexa (Citalopram) should
no longer be prescribed at doses greater than 40 mg per day. A December 15, 2015 study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) states that some commonly used antidepressants, including Celexa, may increase some patient's
risk of developing mania or bipolar disorder.
Celexa (Citalopram) is an antidepressants drug of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) class that was approved by the FDA in 1998 to treat depression.
How does this drug work?
The nervous system is the basis for communication in the body and this occurs by the transmission of electrical signals through long, thin cells called neurons. Electrical impulses travel rapidly through neurons to the end of the cell and the arriving pulse creates a voltage that causes the release of neurotransmitters. But neurotransmitters are not meant to stay in the receiving neuron and only a small amount is used and the rest is sent to other areas of the body where the neurotransmitters are needed.
What SSRIs do is force the levels of Serotonin higher in the brain by blocking the reuptake of Serotonin to other areas of the body - thus the classification as a Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. However, this sustained Serotonin is also responsible for the long list of side effects that affect every system of the body. 95% of our Serotonin is found in the gastrointestinal tract but is also found in the blood platelets and the central nervous system.
Although it is possible to measure the level of Serotonin in the bloodstream, it is not possible to measure Serotonin levels within the brain. Researchers do not know whether Serotonin levels in the bloodstream correlate to the levels in the brain or how antidepressants actually work.
WITHDRAWALS AND TAPERING Serotonin influences directly and indirectly the majority of brain cells, but also bowel function, mood, blood clotting, bone density and sexual function. Because Serotonin is found widely across the body, the effect of Celexa is also widespread and this also includes the Discontinuation Syndrome, or withdrawals. Abruptly stopping or rapidly withdrawing Celexa can cause sensory disturbances, gastrointestinal symptoms, lethargy, sleep disturbances, anxiety, agitation, irritability, and cognitive issues.
Celexa Withdrawal Symptoms, Side Effects, Adverse Reactions
CELEXA WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:
aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech issues, visual changes, worsened depression
CELEXA SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:
allergy, daytime drowsiness, dizziness, drugged feeling, headache, indigestion, nausea, difficulty with coordination, memory loss, tolerance, dependency, changes in behavior and thinking, more outgoing, strange behavior, agitation, worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts, abdominal pain, abnormal dreams, abnormal vision, amnesia, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, bronchitis, burning sensation, chest pain, confusion, constipation, coughing, daytime sleeping, decreased mental alertness, depression, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, difficulty concentrating, difficulty swallowing, diminished sensitivity to touch, dizziness on standing, double vision, dry mouth, emotional instability, exaggerated feeling of well-being, eye irritation, falling, fatigue, fever, flu-like symptoms, gas, general discomfort, hallucination, hiccup, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, increased sweating, infection, insomnia, itching, joint pain, lack of bladder control, lack of coordination, lethargy, light-headedness, loss of appetite, menstrual disorder, migraine, muscle pain, nasal inflammation, nervousness, numbness, paleness, prickling or tingling sensation, rapid heartbeat, rash, ringing in the ears, sinus inflammation, sleep disorder, speech difficulties, swelling due to fluid retention, taste abnormalities, throat inflammation, throbbing heartbeat, tremor, unconsciousness, upper respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, vertigo, vomiting, weakness, abnormal tears or tearing, abscess, acne, aggravation of allergies, aggravation of high blood pressure, aggression, allergic reaction, altered production of saliva, anemia, belching, blisters, blood clot in lung, boils, breast pain, breast problems, breast tumors, bruising, chill with high temperature followed by heat and perspiration, decreased sex drive, delusion, difficulty urinating, excessive urine production, eye pain, facial swelling due to fluid retention, fainting, false perceptions, feeling intoxicated, feeling strange, flushing, frequent urination, glaucoma, gout, heart attack, hemorrhoids, herpes infection, high cholesterol, hives, hot flashes, impotence, inability to urinate, increased appetite, increased tolerance to the drug, intestinal blockage, irregular heartbeat, joint degeneration, kidney failure, kidney pain, laryngitis, leg cramps, loss of reality, low blood pressure, mental deterioration, muscle spasms in arms and legs, muscle weakness, nosebleed, pain, painful urination, panic attacks, paralysis, pneumonia, poor circulation, rectal bleeding, rigidity, sciatica (lower back pain), sensation of seeing flashes of lights or sparks, sensitivity to light, sleepwalking, speech difficulties, swelling of the eye, thinking abnormalities, thirst, tooth decay, uncontrolled leg movements, urge to go to the bathroom, varicose veins, weight loss, and yawning
CELEXA ADVERSE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE: per PDR
Severe: bradycardia, myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, seizures, cholecystitis, coagulopathy, atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrest, keratitis, bronchospasm, oliguria, suicidal ideation, pancreatitis, thrombosis,
GI bleeding, pulmonary embolism, hemolytic anemia, SIADH, ventricular fibrillation, torsade de pointes, ventricular tachycardia, anaphylactoid reactions, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS), erythema multiforme,
toxic epidermal necrolysis, anaphylactic shock, agioedema, ocular hypertension, hepatic necrosis, renal failure, rhabdomyolysis, serotonin syndrome, bone fractures, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, neonatal abstinence
Moderate: ejaculation dysfunction, teeth grinding, hemorrhoids, gastritis, esophagitis, dysphagia, stomatitis, myoclonia, dyskinesia, neuropathic pain, hypertonia, ataxia, psychosis, hallucinations, euphoria, lymphadenopathy,
anemia, leukopenia, peripheral vasodilation, peripheral edema, hypertension, angina, atopic dermatitis, psorasis, dyspnea, conjunctivities, elevated hepatic enzymes, galactorrhea, vabinal bleeding, urinary retention, urinary incontinence,
dysuria, hyperglycemia, bone pain, myasthenia, QT prlolongation, mania, cholelithiasis, glossitis, colitis, hyperesthesia, lymphocytosis, lymphopenia, bleeding, bundle branch block, phlebitis, pneumonitis, photophobia, cataracts,
jaundice, hepatitis, hyperbilirubinemia, nephrolithiasis, flank pain, hematuria, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, goiter, hypothyroidism, dehydration, osteoporosis, migraine, depression, confusion, amnesia, sinus tachycardia, orthostatic
hypotension, hypotension, blurred vision, akathisia, dystonic reaction, choreoathetosis, impulse control symptoms, hostility, hematoma, platelet dysfunction, thrombocytopenia, hyponatremia, chest pain, hyperprolactinemia, prapism,
osteopenia, withdrawal, growth inhibition
Mild: nausea, xerostomia, drowsiness, insomnia, hyperhidrosis, diarrhea, tremor, dyspepsia, fatigue, rhinitis, anorexia, vomiting, anxiety, libido decrease, abdominal pain, agitation, sinusitis, dysmenorrhea, fever, yawning,
orgasm dysfunction, gingivitis, eructation, hypoesthesia, hyperkinesis, vertigo, paranoia, libido increase, emotional lability, nightmares, epistaxis, purpura, leukocytosis, syncope, acne bulgaris, uricaria, alopecia, skin discoloration,
photosensitivity, xerosis, xerophthalmia, tinnitus, ocular pain, mastalgia, breast enlargement, increased urinary frequency, muscle cramps, gastroesophageal reflux, hiccups, ptosis, lethargy, pruritus ani, hypertrichosis, laryngitis,
mydriasis, diplopia, lacrimation, gynecomastia, weight gain, weight loss, flatulence, hypersalivation, dizziness, paresthesias, rash, flushing, pruritus, cough, dysgeusia, amenorrhea, polyuria, irritability, ecchymosis, asthenia
Celexa References and Information
Per the FDA:
Additional Information for Patients (updated from 8/24/2011)
Do not stop taking citalopram or change your dose without talking to your healthcare professional. Stopping citalopram suddenly can cause withdrawal effects.
If you are currently taking a citalopram dose greater than 40 mg per day, talk to your healthcare professional.
Seek immediate care if you experience an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting while taking citalopram.
If you are taking citalopram, your healthcare professional may occasionally order an electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) to monitor your heart rate and rhythm.
Your healthcare professional may also order tests to check levels of potassium and magnesium in your blood.
Read the Medication Guide for citalopram carefully and discuss any questions you have with your healthcare professional.
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* Testimonial results may vary person to person.
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