Is it normal to experience depression after a dosage change on Celexa? I went from 60mg down to 40mg
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 30
Waiting it out.
Thank you for your post and question. Medications such as SSRI work differently on an individual basis due to brain chemistry, body type, weight, height, etc. Before answering your question, I have a few questions for you. How long were you taking Celexa at 60 mg? What made you decrease the dosage? How long have you taken the lower dosage?
Sometimes, a decrease in dosage can increase depressive symptoms because the brain is recalibrating itself to the lower dosage. If you continue to feel this depression for 7 to 10 days, I encourage you to contact your physician that prescribed this dose to see if adjustments can me made.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
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