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After battling some severe depression/anxiety last year for several months with kava-kava, I finally broke down & got a scrip for celexa.
wow. It totally made the difference, had minimal side-effects (other than a libido decline, but hey, that was stuff that needed working on anyway.) I didn't feel "high" or foggy at all, just more cheerful, like myself. And after only a couple of weeks. Hey, magic pill!
I can't speak to the side-effects when stopping before 6 months: about 7 weeks after the death of my brother, I found out I was 8 weeks pregnant, and stopped the pills immediately. Crash. So I had all kinds of physical stuff going on that I still don't know if it was the stress/grief over my bro, the pregnancy or the withdrawal. (I mean, even my eyesight changed - my contacts stopped working!)
If you're post-partum, I would definitely check out celexa, at a low dosage - the feeling is similar to the just, hmmm.... natural hormone "brighter outlook".