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Celexa anxiety side effect: less than most AD's?

Posted by Mtom on May 4, 2018, at 10:36:56

Hi - I've been avoiding antidepressants because of several past experiences with extreme anxiety/agitation which worsens over time, so had to go off.

Happened with Zoloft many years ago (only took that a few days because was so intense), with very low dose Trazodone (which was actually prescribed for insomnia, wasn't supposed to even have an AD affect at these tiny doses - stayed on it for a couple of months anyway then weaned off, anxiety, tinnitus, continued long after), even 5HTP brings on anxiety/agitation after a week or so. And I suspect so did the very high dose B-Vitamins a Naturopath prescribed.

I've researched and researched and Anxiety/Agitation is listed as a possible side effect of ALL antidepressants of ALL classes. And I'm already experiencing anxiety in addition to depression.

I am obviously hyper-sensitive and there is evidence I may be a poor metabolizer.

But my depression has been worsening (probably at least in part due to some intense situational stresses in recent years) and I have to try something.

I've read limited research, and a number of anecdotal reports that Celexa is less likely to cause anxiety/agitation than other AD's. Including it's newer version "sister" compound Lexapro - same creator, and there is some suggestion out there that Lexapro may have been created more because the patent on Celexa had run out at that time, than any additional benefit (although that's not what the drug company says).

Interested in experiences from those who have had anxiety/agitation syndromes and can comment on comparison Celexa versus other AD's. And any other side-effect/efficacy comparisons. Am starting on very tiny dosage. Thanks!




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