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Re: Paxil vs. Celexa - differences, similarities? Cindylou

Posted by Mitch on December 21, 2001, at 9:35:56

In reply to Paxil vs. Celexa - differences, similarities?, posted by Cindylou on December 19, 2001, at 13:48:17

> Hi,
> Can someone tell me the differences and similarities of Celexa vs. Paxil?
> What are the advantages and disadvantages of them both?
> I know Paxil is an SSRI that's good for social anxiety, but don't know much about Celexa.
> For someone who's med sensitive, especially with fatigue as a side effect, which would be the better choice?
> Thanks in advance for any help here,
> cindy
> PS - I'm currently taking 100 mg Lamictal with 100 mg Serzone -- but I cannot tolerate any more Serzone due to the fatigue, so I need to try another AD. I have tried all of them except Paxil, Celexa and Remeron (and I haven't tried any of the meds on trial, like Reboxitine.)
> I have also combined ADs with Wellbutrin to help with the fatigue, but it doesn't help much. Can't handle stimulants either because of the crash effect after a few days.
> Just some background info in case you needed it!


Try the Celexa. It is a little sedative, but not as much as Paxil. So, you found Prozac and Zoloft too tiring? If you were to try an SSRI and wanted something more activating those two should get you up and out. Although, the usual YMMV. Some people become fatigued on all of the SSRI's.





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