Top
10
Doctor insights on: Fibromyalgia And Celexa

Share
Dr. Alan Ali
882 doctors shared insights

Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


2

2
Started on neurotin 100mg twice daily. 4 my fibromyalgia ....After withdrawal''n from immediate. Stopping celexa (citalopram)...Should. I expect it 2 help?

Started on neurotin 100mg twice daily. 4 my fibromyalgia ....After withdrawal''n from immediate. Stopping celexa (citalopram)...Should. I expect it 2 help?

Not clear question: The way you wrote your "question" it is not clear what you were taking, how long you were taking it, what dose you were on, what you were withdrawing from etc. Please ask a specific question and provide clear details. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I take celexa (citalopram) 4 fibromyalgia, can u tell me if this helps with more fibro symptoms than just pain? Fatigue, anxiety, fibro fog..Ect? Plz

I take celexa (citalopram) 4 fibromyalgia, can u tell me if this helps with more fibro symptoms than just pain? Fatigue, anxiety, fibro fog..Ect? Plz

Maybe: Ssris may help with more than just pain in patients with fibromyalgia, namely, fatigue, anxiety. In fact, they may be more helpful for those symptoms than pain. On the other hand, snris (effexor, cymbalta) and tca (tricyclics - nortriptylin, amitriptylin etc.) do better than ssris alleviating the pain associated with fb. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
On Celexa 20mg for years for depression. Dr. said to d/c that & start Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg for depr. & fibromyalgia. Do I d/c 1 & start the other all @ once?

On Celexa 20mg for years for depression. Dr. said to d/c that & start Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg for depr. & fibromyalgia. Do I d/c 1 & start the other all @ once?

No: I wouldn't. they are different drugs with different mechanisms of action, which may lead to withdrawl. If you are going to stop celexa, I would taper over at least one month while on cymbalta (duloxetine). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Just started celexa (citalopram) 10mg coz of chronic fatigue, muscle pain- fibromylgia. anxiety increased, feeling high and low. correct diagnosis?

Just started celexa (citalopram) 10mg coz of chronic fatigue, muscle pain- fibromylgia. anxiety increased, feeling high and low. correct diagnosis?

It is correct Dx: Celexa (citalopram) should be prescribed at an initial dose of 20 mg/day which can gradually be increased weekly by 20/mg/day to a maximum of 60 mg/day. the antidepressants, such as the Celexa (citalopram) are currently being used in the treatment of anxiety particularly, chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia. ...Read more

6

6
Can celexa (citalopram) help with anxiety?

Celexa (citalopram): Among other ssris as well as snris, yes it does. ...Read more

7

7
Can I take Valium with celexa (citalopram) ?

Check with your MD!: Patients who are being treated for anxiety or depression with drugs like Celexa do sometimes need an additional sedative for anxiety (often, Klonopin (clonazepam) or Ativan are prescribed), particularly when they first start celexa. However, the use of both medications can at times cause sedation. Always check with your doctor before combining medications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

Celexa (citalopram): Generally very well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stuffy nose; tiredness; weakness; yawning. ...Read more

9

9
I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am i ok?

I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am i ok?

Are you ok?: By missing 4 doses, that typically mean you did not take it for 4 days. How do you feel? If this the beginning of treatment this will affect you more than if you have been taking the Celexa (citalopram) for quite a while. I would guess 4 days is about as many as you can miss and not notice much difference; after that i would bet you might not feel so ok any more. Best to take every day! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
1,329 doctors shared insights

Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
705 doctors shared insights

Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more