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As per title!

My specialist is happy for me to trial this. It's meant to help with the temporary stopping breathing thing at night apparently. However, as people with M.E have trouble with anti-depressants not sure if it'll be for me.

Anyone know much about this drug/tried it, does it help other POTs symptoms?

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I'm a bit confused. I think your topic is re: Celexa which is an anti-depressant (SSRI). I have never heard of it being used for a sleep/breathing problem (doesn't mean it can't help though).

It may give you some relief and Celexa is used in some people with POTS and some find it helpful. Like all medications, we all react differently so some people have benefits and so don't.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

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I've never heard it used for that purpose either, although it does supposedly (according to Dr. Grubb) support the autonomic system by boosting the central nervous system... and since breathing is partially autonomic, I could see a possible link there?

Anyway, consider using the search feature and enter the keyword celexa... you'll get many posts, but not specfically related to breathing.

http://dinet.ipbhost.com/index.php?act=Search&f=1

Nina

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I was on Celexa for depression and anxiety didnt help at all. Never heard of it for breathing problems, but then docs do use meds for different things. I didnt have any bad side affects from it though. Mrs. Glass

As per title!

My specialist is happy for me to trial this. It's meant to help with the temporary stopping breathing thing at night apparently. However, as people with M.E have trouble with anti-depressants not sure if it'll be for me.

Anyone know much about this drug/tried it, does it help other POTs symptoms?

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I was on Celexa for anxiety a few years ago before my recent diagnosis with NMH and POTS. I didn't think it helped at that time. More recently I read that it might help and asked my doctor if we could try it. I don't know that it is helping. I am not having a problem sleeping, just getting to sleep. I am new to this forum and so I'm not sure what others have already said about it. So much is trial and error. I hope it does help:-)

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