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Re: Has anyone switched from Paxil to Celexa?

Posted by jda1292 on August 24, 2002, at 21:32:38

In reply to Re: Has anyone switched from Paxil to Celexa? jda1292, posted by JonW on August 24, 2002, at 20:14:07


Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate the quick response. I am going to take your advice because it feels right and you have a wonderful first name.

I have been lary to get off of Paxil because of the anxiety that I get with Paxil, but it is just too sedating 'for me'. The Celexa has not been bad it just doesn't eliminate as much anxiety as I would like. I am going to give it more time.



> > How long did it take for Celexa to handle the anxiety? Was there a pronounced difference between anxiety control on Paxil v. Celexa? I like Celexa, but I am trying to get this anxiety thing worked out.
> Jon,
> I'm not currently on Celexa but took it a couple of years ago and so I can't recall exactly. It's important to understand that the anti-anxiety effects of the SSRIs build up very slowly over time. Try to have faith and stick it out because they do work. A full trial is 12 weeks. My experience with Celexa and Paxil was that somehow I was doing things I was unable to do before because of anxiety. It kind of sneeks up on you like that... I wasn't on Celexa quite as long as Paxil so maybe with more time their effects would have been more comparable. Or maybe I needed a higher dose. In any case, don't give up on Celexa or any drug too soon. That's a mistake so many of us make.
> Jon




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