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Re: More research: Celexa versus Lexapro

Posted by SLS on May 5, 2018, at 14:30:02

In reply to Re: More research: Celexa versus Lexapro, posted by Mtom on May 5, 2018, at 13:44:26

I just wanted to mention that with Lexapro, anxiety can emerge around two weeks into treatment and lasts for a few days before disappearing. I don't know if dosage affects this, but you would probably want to start at 10 mg/day for a few weeks before raising it.

There is some conjecture that the r- isomer of citalopram actually takes away from the efficacy of the s- isomer. I don't know the precise mechanism. The following abstract suggests that Lexapro is more effective for anxiety disorders than is Celexa.

I chose to take Lexapro for depression. I experienced the transient anxiety at day 13, but kept taking it. The anxiety disappeared after 3 days. After this, I was more sedated than I liked, but continued it anyway. Ultimately, Lexapro didn't help me.

- Scott

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I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

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