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Re: Has anyone switched from Paxil to Celexa? jda1292

Posted by JonW on August 24, 2002, at 20:14:07

In reply to Re: Has anyone switched from Paxil to Celexa?, posted by jda1292 on August 24, 2002, at 18:51:57

> 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.


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.





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