Hi. I just got back on Citlalopram after switching to Escitalopram on Dec 8 of last year. I was on Citalopram for many years for anxiety and I was pretty much stable with bouts of anxiety here and there but was always able to bounce back. I experienced a very anxious event in early Dec which prompted me to try out Escitalopram. I was dissappointed after almost 8 weeks on it that it wasn't very effective with my anxiety. I switched back to Citalopram about a week ago and will be upping my dosage to 40mg which was what I was on when I made the switch. I'm praying that it will help me this 2nd time around. Any encouragement would help. Thanks!
geloman1; Yes I have seen many do well switching back and forth with these 2 medications Just remember sometimes it takes a bit longer than normal as they adjust to your system. Well worth the try this is why I tell people lots of times you get something that is working stick with it. Too many doctors are too quick to change it instead of adding something to it during our time of need. We all have up's and downs extra pressure holidays or just us but give it time to adjust. Hope it works out for you as well as others but on different meds, I have seen people have more problems getting reregulated on something they were doing so well on. Have a great weekend and think positive.we are our own worse enemy at times with this stuff. It takes the medication and positive thinking and whatever else you can come up with to keep us under control.
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