I'm on Celexa and about a month ago I forgot to take my pill 2 days in a row!! I was so busy that it didn't even occur to me.
One day I just had all of this energy and cleaned and did laundry and cooked etc and I had a hard time sleeping... in fact I wasn't tired at all. It was only after the fact that I realized that I had forgotten to take my pills for 2 days and I my body went into a "manic" phase. I took my pill the very next day!
A couple years ago I had run out of pills before the end of the month when I was going to go and refill it. Money was really tight, in fact non-existant. So I couldn't get it filled until the end of the month which was about 10 days away.
After 5 days I thought I was going to die! I felt "sparking" inside my brain, I was shaking and just feeling awful. I called my bank and they over drafted my account so I could get my prescription refilled.
Anti-depressants are not something to play around with. However...
This month money is tight with me. I had a high vet bill and Chynna's medication to pay for out of my grocery money, so if I wanted to eat this month I had to sacrafice somethings and one was a refill on my presciption. I had some left, but if I had taken 30mg everyday like I am supposed to I would run out by the 15th of March. So I've opted to lower my dose to 20mg everyday for this month.
I'm already feeling the effects of a lower dose. My body needs 30mg to feel optimal. However, Chynna comes first right now.
Ever since I forgot to take my pills for 2 days I stuck a post-it-note on my bathroom mirror to remind me, hehe