Day Three on Celexa

I took the first dose of Celexa (10mg) on Tuesday night, so tonight was the fourth night of taking it but only the third day on it. The side effects can include drowsiness or feeling as if you’re overly caffeinated, so morning or evening is best depending on how it affects you.

The time I wake up varies quite a bit, so I figured taking it later in the evening would work out best for me. I decided on 8PM for a few reasons. I go to sleep usually anywhere from three to six in the morning. When I have to wake up the next morning at six for work however, I go to bed at ten. (Try to anyway) I definitely wanted to take it before ten, otherwise I’d have to take it early on the days I had to go to bed early. Every Saturday we stream on Twitch starting around nine, so I didn’t want to have to remember to take a pill mid-stream. Eight seemed like the obvious time, and so far it’s been working just fine. It has made me a little sleepy I think, but once I’m over that bit of drowsiness I’m fine.

The first night about seven hours after I took it I started feeling like I had drank three pots of coffee and did a line of blow. I told Lucas that exactly. I don’t know that it was actually the Celexa though, it may have just been from drinking coffee, being tired, and getting loopy. Who knows?

Headaches are also a side effect, and I’ve been getting lots of headaches. Before starting Celexa I’d been having lots of headaches though, so I don’t really think that’s why I’m having them. However, they have been a lot worse than they usually are, so that may be attributed to the Celexa.

Lastly, something I think the doctor probably should have mentioned, no, he DEFINITELY should have mentioned, is that it can make your blood sugar low. That’s something SUPER important to tell a Type 1 Diabetic. The first two nights I woke up with a low blood sugar. That should have been a clue that it was the Celexa, but I do wake up with lows sometimes so I didn’t piece it together right away. I finally did though, and changed how much insulin I get from midnight to seven on my own to experiment. (I’m on an insulin pump) I just did that last night, so we’ll see if the changes I made were accurate.

That definitely isn’t a deal breaker for me, and honestly it might help control my blood sugars more! Other than that I haven’t noticed any side effects, and none of the bad ones so that’s really good. I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going! 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Day Three on Celexa

  1. I’m happy for you Lydia and I think you’re brave to take these steps to address your depression. I look up to you for doing something about it, and also for sharing your journey with us. Hang in there, we’re all cheering you on 😁

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  2. I’m super happy that you’re not having any major side effects!! The Celexa might be a great choice for you as long as it doesn’t mess with your sugars too much! However, now I have to get all mom-like on you (because that’s what I do, hehe). Good rest and sleep is essential to your well-being and health. Believe me, I know. I suffer from a panic disorder (for 30 years now), and last year I worked 2 jobs, was treasurer of the PTA, and was training for my races. But I started having major panic attacks with silly things. It never clicked that I wasn’t getting enough rest. Once I increased my sleep time and got rid of the PTA and the 2nd job, my panic attacks stopped. I’ve been on meds too (for forever), just not celexa. Sooo, lesson learned!! Make sure to get good sleep Lydia, especially on those mornings you don’t get to bed until 3 a.m., hehe!! Okay, mom lecture over, 🙂 *hugs* Oh wait, and take your vitamins too, haha (okay, I just threw that last bit in for good measures) 😀

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    • Haha! Thank you for the mom lecture. 🙂 I appreciate it, and I think a better sleeping pattern would be pretty good for me! I’ll work on that next. I’m glad you were able to figure out it was not enough rest though, panic attacks are absolutely no fun!! I should get some vitamins, I had some but haven’t gotten any more since I ran out. Thank you for sharing with me, and giving me some good mom advice! 😀 *hugs back to you too!*

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  3. Hmm, I’m wondering how having Diabetes affects the absorption etc of the celexa. Did your doc mention you need to take it with food? I imagine that would affect you as well. I hope it helps smooth out your moods xx

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    • That’s a really good point. He didn’t mention needing to take it with or without food or anything to do with that or my Diabetes! I haven’t had an appointment with my diabetes doctor yet though, so I’ll have to set one up for that and see if they have any input on it. Thank you, I appreciate that! 🙂

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