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Celexa And Dreams ?

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Hi, I am new to the site and new to celexa. I take 40 mg a day for depression . I am recently having intense vivid dreams, even more so than usual. does anyone else notice this side effect. I also have to take mirtazapine and propropenal. I think the depression is quite a bit better. I was hospitalized for most of January.

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Hi, I am new to the site and new to celexa. I take 40 mg a day for depression . I am recently having intense vivid dreams, even more so than usual. does anyone else notice this side effect. I also have to take mirtazapine and propropenal. I think the depression is quite a bit better. I was hospitalized for most of January.

How long have you been on it? I can't relate to any vivid dreams, but did you change your dose recently or something?

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Ocean Wanderer --

Welcome to DF. :hearts:

I hope that your hospitalization in January was a positive experience. I'm glad to hear that you are responding nicely to Celexa! I found it to be a good AD (anti-depressant).

Vivid dreaming is a very common 'side effect' of AD's. I have run across numerous threads here on that very subject. Hope they're not spooking you too much. I find them fascinating most of the time -- considering I've never ordinarily been one to remember my dreams upon wakening! Don't worry -- your vivid dreams are quite typical.

Best,

HopefulOne

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I get vivid, intense, and long dreams on ADs. Sometimes it's like one long miniseries all night, with the most intricate plots...I wake up thinking "Where did I come up with this stuff?!". I have more lucid dreams, too, when you realize you're dreaming and can take control of the dream, change it, or wake yourself up.

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I have been on celexa for a month now and my dreams are extremely vivid. They are not nightmares, they are just really intense. I am starting a dream log to write down the dreams, because most of them are very interesting.

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my first 4 weeks of Celexa came with very odd, lucid dreams

also any time my dosage is changed.

also when I changed to Lexapro

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Hi, thanks for replies. The year before I was hospitalized I hardly dreamed at all. I like the dreams now though some are pretty bizarre. I had a lot of psychotic features at the hospital. now I dont have very many. They tried me on antipsychotics at the hospital but they were awful with side effects. My doctor wants to try me on another but I am resisting. I would rather have my brief and seldom psychotic features than deal with the side effects. This is all new to me. I managed to reach 53 without being diagnosed. I am still trying to come to terms with all of this. Thanks again for responding, take care out there, Kathy

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I managed to reach 53 without being diagnosed.

better late than never.

as they say "knowing is half the battle"

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Yeah I have just restarted taking celexa and defintly know the weird dreams. I don't know if it is making my dreams weird or just making me remember them more. But some of them are defintly interesting...

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