Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 113688

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Re: Zoloft vx Celexa for Anxiety Indy

Posted by Dinah on July 25, 2002, at 13:35:22

Originally posted by Indy...


> I have been on Zoloft for 3 months now with several adjustments to the dosage (between 75mg and 125mg). I have been very sensitive to the side effects - mostly more anxiety! I was feeling better for about 3 weeks when I added 50 mgs of Klonopin to the mix at night. I'm now back to feeling very anxious again and irritable with depression setting in. I am thinking of changing to Celexa because I've heard it is "less active" and better for anxiety/panic attacks. I had very good luck with Paxil before, but it pooped out after I had my son 2 years ago. Anyone have any advice on changing to Celexa? Are the side effects less harsh than with Zoloft?

 

Re: Zoloft vx Celexa for Anxiety Indy

Posted by JonW on July 25, 2002, at 14:59:23

In reply to Re: Zoloft vx Celexa for Anxiety Indy, posted by Dinah on July 25, 2002, at 13:35:22

Hi,

Is med poop out a common problem for you? If so you might want to be evaluated for bipolar spectrum disorder just to rule that out. Have you ever been on a mood stabilizer + anti-depressant? As for celexa it didn't give me any startup anxiety, etc.

Hang in there,
Jon

 

Re: Zoloft vx Celexa for Anxiety Dinah

Posted by Ritch on July 26, 2002, at 8:19:31

In reply to Re: Zoloft vx Celexa for Anxiety Indy, posted by Dinah on July 25, 2002, at 13:35:22

> Originally posted by Indy...
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> > I have been on Zoloft for 3 months now with several adjustments to the dosage (between 75mg and 125mg). I have been very sensitive to the side effects - mostly more anxiety! I was feeling better for about 3 weeks when I added 50 mgs of Klonopin to the mix at night. I'm now back to feeling very anxious again and irritable with depression setting in. I am thinking of changing to Celexa because I've heard it is "less active" and better for anxiety/panic attacks. I had very good luck with Paxil before, but it pooped out after I had my son 2 years ago. Anyone have any advice on changing to Celexa? Are the side effects less harsh than with Zoloft?
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I found it a lot more tolerable than Zoloft. Zoloft made me groggy for a few hours and then whoosh!, agitated and restless. All the SSRI's have a somewhat different bag of side effects that go with them and they affect people differently, too. Celexa caused a lot more heartburn and reflux than Zoloft did for me, but I could sleep a *lot* better on Celexa than Zoloft!

Mitch

 

Re: Zoloft vx Celexa for Anxiety

Posted by Jackster on July 27, 2002, at 19:50:15

In reply to Re: Zoloft vx Celexa for Anxiety Indy, posted by Dinah on July 25, 2002, at 13:35:22

Hi

I found Zoloft to be extremely agitating (i was on 50mg for 2 months) - a side effect that never wore off for me. I tried it after I too pooped out on Paxil. Celexa was very benign for me. I'm currently trying a paxil + tegretol mix.

Jackie


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