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Re: Lexapro/Celexa....who's tried both???

Posted by Patient on January 9, 2004, at 9:36:52

In reply to Lexapro/Celexa....who's tried both???, posted by nicky847 on January 8, 2004, at 9:29:55

You'll get different responses to this post as to reactions to either drug-depending on what disorder is being treated, and the brain and body chemistry of the individual, as well if one is just starting either of these, or whether they've previously been on some other SSRI or antidepressant.

I've been on 20mg Celexa in the past for about a year total. I've been on 5mg Lexapro for about 6mos.

Celexa was more sedating than Lex. I could have orgasms on C, but not L. Though, both reduced libido. Less of an appetite on C. Apathy on both. Sleep distrubances on both, but more so on L.

I tried 10mg Lex. but it caused me anxiety and restlessness. Took 5mg in morn. and late aft. and no difference in effects than when I took 5mg daily. Lex. at 5mg I would feel anxious in early eves, enough to where I felt the need for a glass of wine or a small dose of Ativan benzo.

I had normal bowel movements on Lex, a bit constipated on Cel.

Celexa causes more vivid dreams.

Both caused short-term memory problems.

Both didn't work too well during premenstrual syndrome time-of-month for me.

They both worked for depression, C. more so than L.

I am currently taking 10mg Celexa in morning/25mg trazodone (Desyrel) 3 times a day. About to return my Lexapro samples back to my pdoc.

I have loosely been diagnosed as borderline personality disorder w/ extreme anxiety and moderate depression.




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