Thank you MobileChuck and liza9560, both of your inputs are very helpful! If I do decide to go on the Celexa again, I will definitely split it in half for the first week. But still, I'm very edgy about being on any sorts of anti-depressants again, and ideally, I want to try every natural option possible before I resort to these medications.
Liza9560--They say Celexa is better for anxiety meanwhile Zoloft for mild depression. I'm not sure how true that is, but in the event that Zoloft doesn't work for you--try Celexa. From what I remember, it was helping me rather well. I'm just very stubborn and constantly paranoid so that's why now, years later, I am very nervous about going back on it. Thank you for your response, and I hope you finally feel better as well! Also keep us posted as to your progress! Also, I'm not sure if you'd consider this, but PharmaGABA is wonderful for when you start feeling panicky. I got this at a nature store, and that is by far the only supplement that keeps me sane lol. Try it! From what I've read, there are no interactions associated with this but of course, consult your doctor first. Good luck! :)
MobileChucko--I'm glad that anti-depressants are working for you! Like I mentioned above, I'm not sure that I will ever go back on them again... I will in the event that all other options fail. I've been considering the Celexa but I'm not sure if I will go ahead with it... Your comment about cortisol destroying brain cells is very interesting and helpful!! I bought Relora a few weeks back that helps lower cortisol levels, but I only took it for a few days. I will start taking it again in combination with my other vitamins. Maybe by some miracle this combination will do the trick. As I have advised Liza above, look into PharmaGABA. It's a natural amino acid supplement that works with the neurotransmitters in the brain to give the same calming effects like Valium, but without the fear of addiction. Check it out! And again, thanks for your reply! Good luck! :)