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Re: Celexa --Dawn--switch zololft to celexa

Posted by mhk on March 19, 1999, at 12:44:37

In reply to Re: Celexa --Dawn, posted by Ala on March 9, 1999, at 11:49:29

Please let me know what experience anyone has had with switching from Zoloft to Celexa. How did you taper off one drug and could you overlap Celexa with Zoloft at lower dosages or did you have to go to a complete "washout" of the Zoloft first? Any side effects of tremors with Celexa?

> > > > >Shelley,
> > > >Sounds like we're at about the same stage in this. Why were you perscribed Celexa? Thanks for your comments, it was helpful.
> > > >Dawn
> >
> >
> > Dawn:
> >
> > I was prescribed Celexa for depression (helping my PMS/PMDD was a welcome surprise!) Dysthymia with major depressive episodes. This 'episode' lasted for the past 6(almost 7) years. I tried other SSRIs, some TCAs, many different kinds of therapy (from cognitive-beh'r change to psychoanalysis) and nothing helped for long. I have had 4 or 5 different docs give me 4 or 5 different diagnoses, but none of it really matters to me. All I can tell you is that everything I was going to therapy for became immediately clear to me when the Celexa started to really work. I was going 3X a week, and now I am taking a break to reassess my therapy goals! I am finding that even though I am in a great mood most of the time, I still have to unlearn some of the bad habits I acquired over the past few years. My mind is on this side of 'normal' (for lack of a better word -- I hate using that term!), but I still lean towards depressive types of beh'rs because I am so used to those reactions from years of sometimes debilitating depression. At least I am ready for the journey now! And I have to say, I am grateful that the Celexa kicked in when it did -- I have two major issues happening in my life that I could never have handled if I were still depressed.
> >
> > I'm sorry if this is more info than you wanted! I just get started and keep going! I hope it was helpful, in any case.
> >
> > :-) Shelley
> Shelley,
> Congrats on your Celexa success. I've suffered endlessly from depression and mood disorders. I'm considering switching from Zoloft to Celexa. Should I expect a dramatic lift in my mood? I sure hope so. Let me know what to expect from the stuff.
> :) Ala




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